Athlete of the Week Runners-Up: Week of 4/14

Published by Julian Ryan on April 17, 2014 at 9:28PM

It’s “sun’s out, guns out” season for Harvard athletics, with the cruel throes of winter finally gone for good (hopefully). Sophomore pitcher Laura Riccardione took full advantage, tossing two beauties over the weekend to smite the Brown Bears squad in its stead. For her work, she takes top honors this week, but she was certainly not alone in fine Crimson performances.

Brian Yeung, Men’s Tennis

Yeung may be a freshman, but there was nothing “young” about his performances this weekend against Princeton and Penn. The Hong Kong native won all four of his weekend matches—two doubles and two singles—to push Harvard’s record to 3-1 in Ivy play. Bright the future is with this one.

Nick Madden, Men’s Volleyball

Repeating as AOTW runner-up, Madden had his eighth career double-double and fourth of the season, putting up a 17 kill, 10 dig game against NJIT Friday night.

Chris Gibbons, Men’s Volleyball

Not to be outdone by his fellow co-captain, Gibbons went off for 20 digs against Rutgers-Newark on Saturday afternoon. To put that in perspective, no one else had more than eight in the match.