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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Wonder Woman Claire Collins

Over the past three years, the Deerfield girls crew team has looked to Claire Collins ’15 to drop seconds off their race times. After receiving encouragement from both her older sister and former DA coach Wayne Berger, Collins started rowing for Deerfield during her freshman spring in 2012, and ...


Girls and Boys Crews Emerge as Champions

“Two of the best boats in the world” would be an appropriate description of the girls and boys first boats after winning gold and bronze respectively at the Junior Nationals. Both the girls first boat–Claire Collins ‘15, Libby Murray ‘14, Olivia Shehan ‘14, Eileen Russell ‘15, and ...


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 ...


Row, Row with Goldenberg and Kelsey

Girls’ Varsity Crew welcomes two new coaches this year: Eve Goldenberg and Casey Kelsey, who will join Miriam Singer on the coaching staff. Despite being new to Deerfield, both are experienced and talented rowers eager to share their passion and knowledge with the ...


Crew Team Takes Nationals

For the second year in a row, the boys’ varsity crew team placed at the Junior National championships. However, this year they surpassed last year’s bronze metal and took gold on June 12.


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