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Lacrosse - Varsity Boys
2020 - 2021
Head Coach: Christopher Hettler
The Varsity Boys' Lacrosse team is a member of the NHIAA Division II lacrosse conference. The varsity program has a rich tradition as one of the original schools in the state to play the sport. Players are routinely recognized for All-State awards by area coaches. In recent years we have experienced success that has ranked us among the top programs in not only Division II, but in the entire State. Derryfield recently held the nation's longest winning streak (65 games). The program has also routinely placed players in college who are still playing today. The team is comprised of players of all ability levels who work hard to compete and improve the team’s and their own level of play. Derryfield won its' first NH State Championship in 2010 and again in 2013, also finishing runner up in 2014 (DIII) and 2015 (DII). Since moving to division two, the program has won four straight state titles ('16-'19).
Chris Hettler does it all. He is the head coach of varsity boys’ and girls’ alpine skiing, and varsity boys' lacrosse. Chris attended Colgate University and was a four-year letterman as a goaltender for the men's lacrosse team and was also named to the Patriot League academic honor roll. He was then drafted into Major League Lacrosse where he played four years with the Boston Cannons. Chris has also served as the SNHU women's lacrosse team goalie coach as well as the St. Anselms men's goalie coach. He is also currently coach of the U19 NH Tomahawks, a premier lacrosse club that is nationally known. Chris started at Derryfield in 2002, taking over a lacrosse program that was only playing at the club level and has transforming it into one of the top 10 teams in the state. In 2009, Chris was named Division III Coach of the Year and Union Leader Coach of the Year for New Hampshire Lacrosse. Most recently Chris served as a Defensive Coach for the Men's England National Lacrosse Team, helping the team achieve its goal medal performance at the 2012 European Championships in Amsterdam.
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.