Austin Hammer ’14
Colorado College ’17 Soccer
Derryfield shaped me into an athlete who can enjoy the sport while remaining competitive and focused. Moving from high school sports straight into collegiate level play is quite a leap for anyone. For me, the transition felt a bit more graceful than it potentially could have been—the environment that Derryfield cultivates for their athletes is tremendously supportive and enjoyable—a perfect balance between intensive play, passion for the game, and fun times with the team.
Coach Cousineau and Coach Hettler both modeled the importance of building a strong and cohesive team. This allowed me to push my limits while enjoying the comraderie of my team and the sport. The Derryfield approach enabled me to become a more skilled and thoughtful player.
My confidence on the soccer field from my time at Derryfield carried me through the challenge of making a name for myself on the pitch out here in Colorado.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.