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An Olympian Among Us: Madisen Siegel

The 2015 Pan American Maccabi Games, also known as “the Jewish Olympics,” were held in Santiago, Chile this winter from December 26th to January 4th. Deerfield swimmer Madisen Siegel ‘17 competed for the Unites States. “I first found out about Maccabi games online in early September. The ...

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Our Barn, Our Culture

In the winter, hockey season begins in the “Barn.” The Deerfield Academy ice hockey rink is full of traditions for both players and fans. Rachel Yao Courtney Morgan ’16, one of the boys varsity hockey team captains, explained that playing in the barn is “special because we think about the ...

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Athletic Exemptions: Yay Or Nay?

Over the past decade, prep schools have noticed a shift from athletes playing two or three sports a year to highly competitive athletes honing their skills in one sport. Sports exemptions are becoming increasingly popular every year, because specialization is on the rise. In order to be the best at ...

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Athlete Of The Issue: Winslow Robinson

Meet the athlete of the issue – Winslow Robinson ’16, a post-graduate from Tallahassee, Florida, who identifies himself as a high-level football player but is also a very skilled wrestler.  Robinson is already an AAU All American wrestler, a two time state qualifier, and among the top ...

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Different Country, Same Field: Robert Muni

Having played field hockey for four years in Kenya, post graduate Robert Muni ’16 decided to keep pursuing his love for the sport by playing on the girls varsity field hockey team this past fall. Rachel Yao Although Muni originally signed up to play soccer, he felt an increasing yearning to play ...

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Novice Crew

Deerfield Crew has always been a strong and successful program in the spring, but now, after much discussion about adding a novice crew option to Deerfield’s fall co-curriculars, that program is finally in place. Varsity Crew Coach Spencer Washburn is leading the group this fall in addition to ...

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To Cheer Or To Jeer: That Is The Question

Mr. Mark Scandling, head varsity water polo and varsity wrestling coach, said, “Good sportsmanship is one of the things that is a hallmark characteristic of the Deerfield community.” The Academy values athletes who hold themselves to high standards on the field and respect both their teammates ...

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Five Schools League Created

An exciting tradition in Deerfield athletics began this September as Phillips Academy Andover, Phillips Exeter Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy and Northfield Mount Hermon School established a new athletic league called the Five Schools League. Rachel Yao “We were basically ...

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Coach Barbato

New Varsity Football Coach and Student Activities Coordinator Brian Barbato sits in his Deerfield apartment living room with his son Charlie in one arm and his University of New Hampshire football helmet on the shelf beside him. Maddie Blake He may be the new guy, but Mr. Barbato has more ...

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Interview With Alex Killorn ’08

Deerfield alumnus Alex Killorn ’08, now a center on The Tampa Bay Lightning, made a name for himself this summer during the NHL fight for the Stanley Cup. Rachel Yao Killorn was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, although his family moved to an area just outside Montreal when he was very young. Later, ...

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