Taylor, Augustine to Captain Teams
Tim Taylor expressed the quiet confidence that has marked his play all year on being named varsity hockey captain Tuesday night at the team's annual banquet.
"We're going to be even better in 1962-63," said Taylor, who was also selected as the squad's most improved player.
The remark was characteristic of the determined attitude that Taylor has shown since he made his first appearance on the Watson ice early last fall. Just a year ago Taylor finished his first varsity season with an unspectacular total of seven points--one goal and six assists. Today he is the Crimson's second-highest scorer, behind Gene Kinasewich, and a member of the All-Ivy hockey team (second squad) and the ECAC tournament team.
Taylor's steady, solid wing play has made him an outstanding performer on a line that hoasts the flashy talents of Kinasewich and Ike Ikanniks. A good all-around player, Taylor is fast, deceptive, and shoots with deadly accuracy.
Out for two weeks with a serious charley horse before the ECAC tournament, Taylor recovered in time to help the Crimson take third place, scoring the important first goal in Harvard's 2-1 win over Colby for the consolation prize.
Makes Hat Trick
En route to a season total of 33 points on 23 goals and 10 assists, Taylor pulled off one of three Crimson hat-tricks this year in the contest against Northeastern. He also scored the winning goal in Harvard's big 6-5 victory over Colorado College on the team's vacation tour through the West.
Gene Augustine, the diminutive guard from Binghampton, N.Y., has been named captain for next season's varsity basketball team.
Although he only stretches the measuring tape to 5 ft., 10 1/2 in., Augustine is one of the top defense men on the Crimson roster, and ranked fifth in team scoring this year with a 7.2 points per game output.
One of the most colorful players on the team, Augustine is popular with players and fans alike. Many people try to sit close to the court just to be able to hear him attempt to talk the opposing team out of shots and plays.
Following in the footsteps of 1,000 point scorer Gary Borchard, Augustine will have a particularly tough job next season. He will have to try to put life back into a team that floundered to an eight game losing streak at the close of this season.
According to Augustine, "Once we started losing, we lost confidence and couldn't do anything right."
One thing is certain: if anyone can help coach Floyd Wilson turn the Crimson into a winning team, Augustine is the man.