Even though Harvard, the country's No. 2 ranked women’s squash team, is coming off a tough loss to No. 1 Yale in the national championship, the squad must now prepare for the CSA Individual Championships from March 4-6. The Back Page gives you an opportunity to meet the team’s captain, Alisha Mashruwala. In this exclusive interview, Mashruwala reveals her pre-match playlist, her desire to be taller, and which tennis pro she would like to go on a date with. 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.
Name: Alisha Mashruwala
Stats: So far this season, Mashruwala has gone 8-5, mostly playing at No. 3. Last year, Mashruwala finished 10-5 overall as she helped her squad win a national title and was named to the All-America Second Team. In her first two seasons, she went a combined 24-5.
Now, to the questions!
Senior Emma Markley and the Harvard women's basketball team will play Cornell and Columbia this weekend at Lavietes Pavilion.
Here’s Your Weekend Preview!
The men’s basketball team goes on the road this weekend to contend in two Ivy League matchups. Friday night at 7 p.m., the Crimson will face the Cornell Big Red in Ithaca, N.Y., and Saturday night at 7p.m., it will take on the Columbia Lions in New York City. Currently, Harvard is 18-4 overall and 7-1 in the Ivy League, good for second place in the standings. The road team will look to bring home two big victories from the Empire State in its pursuit of the Ivy title.
The Crimson women’s basketball team will look to rebound from its road trip last weekend as it takes on opponents Cornell and Columbia at Lavietes Pavilion this weekend. It is alumnae weekend for Harvard, which will take on the Big Red on Friday night at 7 p.m. Wear pink to Saturday’s game against the Lions at 6 p.m. and enter free to raise breast cancer awareness! Every game is now crucial for the Crimson women’s basketball team as it looks to improve its 5-2 Ivy League record.
As pitchers and catchers begin reporting to spring training for another baseball season, a former Harvard player will be among their ranks.
Frank Herrmann ’06, who made his major league debut on June 4, 2010, for the Cleveland Indians, will look to improve on a 4.03 ERA from his rookie season. The second-year pitcher is the first Crimson player to reach the big leagues since Jeff Musselman ’85 took the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1986.
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.
0 – number of times Harvard has finished in the top two of the Ivy League in Men’s Basketball. It is the only Ivy League school never to have won a conference championship. At 7-1 in conference the Crimson is currently in second behind 7-0 Princeton, and the two will meet on March 5 at Lavietes Pavilion for the final regular season game.
Published by Alex Sopko
on February 16, 2011 at 3:11AM
Meet junior Valentin Staller. As a Harvard fencer, Staller had never won an Ivy League championship. But last weekend Staller beat Adam Fields from Yale in the men’s sabre, and freshman teammate Mike Raynis narrowly defeated Yale’s Peter Cohen. Staller finally had his championship trophy. Maybe it was the eggs or the indie rock—either way, in this exclusive interview with The Full Court Press, Stellar explains why fencing is cool, and leaves us with a mystery: why was the fencing team ad-boarded in 2005? Every week The Full Court Press gives you the sort of personal scoop that you’re not likely to hear at a typical press conference.
Name: Valentin Staller
Stats: As a freshman, Staller started his Harvard career with a bang, claiming silver at the NCAA Regionals, and placing 15th at NCAA Championships in the men’s sabre event. Last year, Staller took it a step further finishing 6th in the nation at NCAA Championships after winning 15 bouts.
He may be an Ivy League Champion, but how well will he handle these questions?