Athletics

College Recruiting

Developing sportsmanship for life.
Derryfield is a small school with big benefits for committed athletes, particularly those who aspire to play in college. Students who are looking for a program that can give them the competitive game experience and expert coaching to reach the next level can find it here. Talented freshman can and do play at the varsity level, thereby gaining invaluable game experience over the course of their Derryfield careers. Athletes looking to excel will benefit from Derryfield’s coaching staff, six of whom have been inducted into the NHIAA Hall of Fame. We also boast multiple coaches who have played their sport at its highest level. Our graduating varsity athletes go on to play in college (50+ colleges and universities in the past 10 years) - and some go even further!

Creating A Game Plan

List of 4 items.

  • Freshman Year

    Focus on academics
    Develop an idea of what schools appeal to you
    Visit as many campuses as possible
    Work on your sport-specific skills and athleticism
  • Sophomore Year

    Prepare to take standardized tests
    Plan to make unofficial visits during the summer
    Send initial interest letters to a wide range (get on contact lists)
    Off season showcase schedule
  • Junior Year

    Know your level
    Be proactive (letters and DVDs)
    Attend Junior Days
    Improve standardized testing
    Coaches can contact you
    Unofficial visits (during the year)
    Register with NCAA Eligibility Center
    Off season schedule
  • Senior Year

    Stay proactive
    Start college apps early
    Coaches can call once a week July 1
    Five official paid recruiting visits

Recent Athletes in College

American University

Bates College
Bentley College
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis College
Calvin College
Clarkson University
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina
College of the Holy Cross
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Colby College
Cornell University
Dartmouth University
Ekerd College
Emerson College
Franklin and Marshall College
George Washington University
Gettysburg College
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Hobart College
Johns Hopkins University
Keene State College
Kenyon College
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Lehigh University
Lewis and Clark College
Middlebury College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Occidental College
Oregon State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roger Williams University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Smith College
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Anselm College
St. Lawrence University
Stonehill College
Tufts University
Trinity College
Union College
University of Miami
University of North Carolina 
University of New Hampshire
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburg
University of Rhode Island
Ursinus College
Vassar College
Villanova University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
West Point
Whittier College
Williams College
Wittenberg University
Yale University

The Derryfield School

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