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Young Team Serves Up Winning Season

With six strong wins and two close losses, the girls varsity tennis team has proven itself in the New England prep school league this season. The casual observer might not even notice the fact that the team was rocked by the loss of seven graduating seniors last year. At the beginning of an ...


A Tribute to Class of 2014 Athletes

Julia Hamilton, girls varsity field hockey captain, will be playing field hockey and lacrosse at Smith College next year. Although she has been playing both sports for six years, she was initially only recruited for field hockey. The winner of the Deerfield Field Hockey Cup “fell in love with the ...


Too Much, Too Soon in Lax Recruiting?

“It has been an incremental creep,” Athletic Director and boys varsity lacrosse coach Charles Davis said of the college recruitment process. “Every other year, the cycle seems to move six months earlier.” Harrison Lane ’15 played against Navy Prep last May. Deerfield Flickr. Lacrosse ...


Interview with Bill O’Neil of Bill and Pete

Why did you create Bill and Pete? Pete and I are big fans of WEEI radio; a Boston radio sports talk show. When we heard that there was space available on the Deerfield Radio airtime, we just kind of did it. So the show is called Bill and Pete but Carey Danforth is a co-host, elaborate? This past ...


Bond, Coach Bond

With the spring sports season in full swing, the boys crew team has a new head coach, Geoffrey Bond. Coach Bond, a collegiate rower turned coach with an extensive list of qualifications and experience, has become a valued member of our community. Coach Bond gets ready for practice in the Boat ...


Swimmers Dive into History

This winter both the boys and girls swim teams posted impressive seasons. Classics teacher John Burke, who has served as the boys’ head coach for 12 years, elaborated; “This year has been extraordinary. I have never experienced anything like it. It was an unexpected, but pleasant surprise, and ...


Lam, Smith, Hrabchak, Smachlo Set New England Records

On February 15th, the 200-meter short course medley relay team consisting of Alan Lam ’15, Quinn Smith ’14, Miles Smachlo ’16, and Matt Hrabchak ’15, set several New England meter short course records at Loomis Chaffee. Hrabchak and Smachlo also set individual records at the meet. NEPSSA ...


A View From The Wrestling Mats

When my doctor told me earlier this winter that, because of my dislocated shoulder, I should never wrestle again, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly relieved. I have wrestled for six years, and this winter was the first season since sixth grade that I have been unable to due to injury. ...


The Thirds Team’s The Charm

This year, the Deerfield hockey program has created a thirds team in order to accommodate an unusually large number of students who wanted to play. The influx was due in part to the competition for this year’s squash teams. Over 65 students tried out for squash in December; and with the limited ...


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