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Boys Soccer Preseason Goes International: España

For 12 days this summer, 35 Deerfield soccer players trained in Spain for preseason led by Coach Flaska, Coach Rajballie, Coach Taft, Coach Pitcher and Coach Davis. The team stayed in Valladolid, which is a small town outside of Oviedo and Madrid. Every  day, the team had morning practices and ...

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Deerfield Crew Teams Emerge As Champions

Girls Crew After winning gold at the Youth National Championships by more than five seconds last year, the Deerfield Girls Crew Team returned from Sarasota, Florida with the title once again.  The Girls first boat was coached by Eve Goldenberg, Miriam Singer and Sonja O’Donnell, and consisted of ...

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Deerfield’s Recruited Senior Athletes

Claire Collins ’15, captain of girls varsity crew, will continue her rowing career at Princeton University next year. Collins hopes to make the first boat and to place in the NCAA Division I Rowing Championships. Descibing her love for the sport, Collins explained, “I like being able to push ...

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Prospective Athletes Receive Just Desserts

Recently, Deerfield hosted admitted candidates for the 2015-16 academic year. As usual, the Spring Visit days consisted of Deerfield students, faculty and coaches sharing their daily routine with these prospective students. This year, for potential athletes, Deerfield tried a different approach in ...

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Peterson: From The Diamond To The Dock

Last year, Josh Peterson ’15 started thinking about leaving his rural Texas hometown for a postgraduate year. When Peterson learned about Deerfield Academy, he approached history teacher and varsity basketball coach Conrad Pitcher and former Admissions Officer and baseball coach David Irwin. Coco ...

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New Coaches On The Scene

As Deerfield students watch their peers compete this term, they may notice unfamiliar coaches in the dugout, on the pool deck or on the sidelines. A former member of Princeton University’s heavyweight team, and later a Princeton rowing coach, Spencer Washburn is a college advisor and head crew ...

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Spring Sports Preview

Although campus is currently deep in New England’s bitter winter, the majority of Deerfield’s varsity teams have something warmer to look forward to—preseason trips to the sunshine state as they rev up for their challenging seasons ahead. Rachel Yao Coming off last season, when girls crew won ...

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Under The Lights: Friday Night Paddle Tennis

This winter, Danny Finnegan ’17 introduced Deerfield to the joy of paddle tennis. The Friday Night Paddle League has put the two courts near the Lower Levels to more frequent use. While talking with faculty and friends about how Deerfield weekends could be more exciting, Finnegan presented the ...

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Are Specialized Coaches An Advantage?

A study produced by the Athletic Administration is providing important information about the high-profile, mainstream varsity sports among 10 chosen prep schools. In particular, it emphasizes how certain varsity teams might be supported to meet the increased competition among prep schools. The boys ...

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Deerfield Athletic Association

Recently, a group of students eager to improve school spirit created the Deerfield Athletic Association (DAA). While many community members voice their concerns regarding Deerfield sports and support in the safety of their own dorm rooms, sans faculty scrutiny, this handful of students have gone ...

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