The rich are getting richer. Two of Harvard's stronger teams, men's lightweight crew and women's soccer, will welcome top recruits to campus next fall—a C.R.A.S.H.-B. champion and a Central Florida Player of the Year, respectively.
It’s time for the Weekend Preview! After two weeks off from previewing all of the weekend matches, I’m excited to be back…and it could not be a more action-packed weekend to welcome my return. Just as the parents are arriving for Junior Parents Weekend, multiple athletic teams are gearing up for one of the busiest weekend in a while.
All eyes will be on the men’s basketball team as it battles for a spot in the NCAA Tournament against Penn and Princeton this week. Going into last weekend, Harvard was the frontrunner to take first place in the Ivy League, but lost a critical matchup against the Bulldogs, 70-69, allowing Princeton to slide into first place. The Crimson will look to keep its title hopes alive in two of the biggest home matches in Crimson history: the first game against Penn tonight at 7 p.m. and the second against Princeton tomorrow night at the same time. Harvard holds a 21-5 (10-2 Ivy) record, but Princeton possesses a slight advantage with a 22-5 (10-1 Ivy) record.
With the men’s basketball team’s regular season wrapping up at home this weekend against Penn and Princeton, the Back Page gives you an opportunity to meet junior co-captain Oliver McNally, one of the team’s starting guards. In this exclusive interview, McNally reveals his pre-game playlist, a time when he was posterized by a high school player, and his apparent resemblance to a character in “The Social Network.” Every week, The Full-Court Press will give you the sort of personal scoop that you’re not likely to hear at a typical press conference.
Good news keeps rolling in for the Harvard men’s hockey team.
For his big role in last week’s wins over Brown, Clarkson, and St. Lawrence, senior goaltender Ryan Carroll earned the title of “MLX Skates Goaltender of the Week,” given weekly to the top netminder in the ECAC. Carroll’s award comes just a week after sophomore forward Danny Biega took home the prize for ECAC Player of the Week.
Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.
330 – Points compiled by senior Kate Mills over four years at the Ivy League Championship, winning her the career-high point swimmer award at the event.
5 – Number of women’s ice hockey players named to All-ECAC teams.
119 – Assists made by junior basketball guard Brogan Berry this season. She currently leads the Ivy League in assists.
3 – Number of female skiers headed to the NCAA Championships.
6 – Goals scored by sophomore lacrosse midfielder, Danielle Tetreault, in the opening game, a 18-17 loss, against No. 6 Stanford.
117 – Minutes spent in the penalty box by the women’s ice hockey players this season. The team leads the Ivy League in penalty minutes.
12 – National championships won by the women’s squash team since 1984.