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.
1: Number of starts by junior quarterback Collier Winters this season, which came in last week’s 30-14 shellacking of Dartmouth.
212: Yards thrown by Winters in the win over the Big Green.
-18: Yards rushing allowed by Harvard’s defense against Columbia last year. The stout run defense–led by tackles Josue Ortiz and Chuks Obi–will look to again stuff the Lions’ running attack this Saturday at home.
53: Wins against Columbia all-time for Harvard. The Lions have mustered only 14 wins against the Crimson.
This upcoming weekend, the Harvard women’s soccer team will bid farewell to its departing class of six seniors in its last home game of the regular season.
The Crimson is set to take on Columbia for Senior Day this Saturday at Ohiri Field at 11 a.m.
This year’s seniors—Kerry Kartsonis, Caroline Kutler, Katherine Kuzma, Katherine Sheeleigh, Katherine Thurber, and Gina Wideroff—have been on the Harvard squad for a total of two Ivy League Championships and 36 wins over the course of the last four years, and they will try to finish their collegiate careers with one more home win over the Lions this weekend.
While most of us were busy planning costumes for a weekend of Halloween mayhem, Francesca Den Hartog ’83 readied herself for a different sort of celebration.
Last weekend, the former Harvard women’s lacrosse captain and two-time All-America honoree was inducted, along with seven other lacrosse greats, into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Sophomore wrestler Adam Hogue—known by friends and teammates alike as The Hoguey Bear—was welcomed to Harvard last fall by being assigned J.P. O’Connor ’10, 2010 NCAA national champion, as his practice partner. After spending hours on the mat with the aspiring-Olympian, Hogue tries to explain what makes the champ unstoppable. But that’s not all. In this exclusive interview, Hogue explains why he would make a good women’s volleyball player and why it’s not a good idea to eat too much before a wrestling match. 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: Adam Hogue
Stats: Despite battling an ankle injury as a freshman last season, Hogue managed to finish fifth on the team in total wins, compiling a 7-6 record. At Blair Academy, the 165-pounder captured the 2009 Prep National Championship and was a three-time National Prep All-American.
Time for the inquisition!
1. Typical pre-game meal.
After weigh-ins, I usually eat a cold bagel with cream cheese, a banana, and oatmeal with honey. I drink two Gatorades and a water. The whole filet mignon pregame meal isn't exactly readily available in a gym at 7am.
They're going to the 'ship.
Classmates Esther Lofgren '07-'09 and Henrik Rummel '09 are bound for the Grand Finals for a chance to win the World Championships. The road to the finals was relatively painless for Lofgren, whose 8+ won its heat convincingly. Rummel, on the other hand, had to take a slightly longer route: after taking second in its heat, his four had to brave repechage to make it to the finals.