The Harvard football team has its starting quarterback, and his name is Andrew Hatch.
The senior and former LSU signal caller won the starting job in preseason after senior Collier Winters, a second-team All-Ivy pick last year and the incumbent starter, suffered an injury that will likely be season-ending in an intrasquad scrimmage.
“He’s got a torn adductor muscle, he’s also got a torn labrum, so it would be miraculous to see him again this season,” Crimson coach Tim Murphy said. “That doesn’t mean it can’t happen, but we’re certainly not counting on it.”
That leaves Hatch in sole possession of the quarterback job. Though the senior has never started a game for Harvard, he did make three starts for the then-defending national champion LSU squad in 2008.
'Fearless’ is perhaps the best word to describe the Radcliffe Rugby Football Club.
The women jumped at the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with competition an entire division above them at last weekend’s Beantown Tournament in Amherst, Mass.
In hockey, defensemen are often assigned to some of the least glamorous tasks. Though critical to their team's victories, they'll rarely make the highlights.
Even off the field, blue liner Angela Ruggiero '02-'04 works under the radar. But her latest task can hardly be considered unglamorous. As an athlete representative on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Ruggiero is part of a panel evaluating the hosting ability of cities vying to host the 2018 Winter Games.
Alexei Chijoff-Evans, slated to be the co-captain and No. 1 player on the Harvard men’s tennis team this year, announced to his coach and teammates this week that he was leaving the team.
Chijoff-Evans, who has not yet returned calls for comment, was the Crimson’s only nationally-ranked player. Going 19-21 at No. 1 singles last year, he was tied for the team lead in singles wins.
The news has come as a shock to the Harvard tennis community.
“[The players] were hugely surprised,” said Crimson coach Dave Fish '72. “Anyone would be surprised. But he’s got a lot on his plate right now, and sometimes these things feel like a lot of pressure.”
Some valedictorians spend their free time working on their math or Spanish. Harvard freshmen Bonnie Hu and Seiji Liu spend it working on their golf swings, and they’re now at the top of more than just their high school classes. Both were named as Freshmen to Watch by Golfweek Magazine this week, impressive given the men's and women's lists each named only 20 golfers. Only six other schools in the country had freshmen named to both lists.