Basketball's Kenyi To Take Leave of Absence

Published by Dennis J. Zheng on October 21, 2010 at 3:11AM
Maxed Out

Junior Max Kenyi will take a one-year leave of absence from Harvard but plans to return to the court for the Crimson.

Junior guard Max Kenyi has taken a voluntary leave from the college for personal reasons, he told The Crimson last night.

“I’m taking a year off,” said Kenyi, who played in 17 games and started 13 for men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker last year, averaging 3.3 points and 13.5 minutes per contest.

The Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington, D.C., as a senior at Gonzaga College High School, Kenyi had been one of the jewels of Amaker’s first recruiting class at Harvard.

But his athletic style of play never seemed to quite translate to the college level, at least on the offensive end.

The wiry-framed Kenyi made his largest impact for the Crimson as a stopper, often taking the opposition’s toughest perimeter assignment.

As a sophomore Kenyi was hobbled by an MCL injury sustained last November, though he would remain one of the team’s top defenders after resuming play at the beginning of the Ivy season.

He said he plans on continuing to play basketball for Harvard when he returns.

Sound Off: Coach's Discovery and Gordon-Being-Gordon

Published by Max N. Brondfield on October 19, 2010 at 3:11AM

In the modern era of sports, being a college coach carries with it the burden of constant media attention. Facing dozens of reporters at press conferences, head coaches have gotten savvier—they say what they need to and leave the rest up for speculation. Here at The Back Page, we’re happy to decode some of these media sessions, showing the average fan what we think coaches’ answers “really” mean.

Lehigh coach Andy Coen enjoyed a nice comeback win after his Mountain Hawk squad stormed back from 17 points down to topple Harvard football last Saturday. The coach was humble going into the press conference, citing how fortunate his team was to walk away with the win. But when it came time to give the players some love, Coen got a little bit stingier.

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The Full-Court Press: Katie Sylvan '13

Published by Madeleine Smith on October 19, 2010 at 3:11AM

Last weekend Harvard women’s golf hosted the first-ever Harvard Invitational in Bolton, Mass. Although the Crimson fell to Ivy foe Yale, the team and its young talent showed they could hold their own among the Ancient Eight. Here, sophomore golfer Katie Sylvan gives the inside info on what it’s like to play a sport that seems to sneak under the radar of just about every Harvard sports fan, the positive side of being called a dog, and the universal appeal of hot men with foreign accents. 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: Katie Sylvan

Year: 2013

Stats: Sylvan established herself as one of the elite West Coast-golfers during her high school career, racking up numerous honors including a spot on 2009’s prestigious Cannon Cup West team. As a freshman at Harvard she was named first-team All-Ivy and was the conference coaches’ unanimous choice for Ivy League Rookie of the Year. In fall play this season, Sylvan has helped her team to favorable finishes in the Penn State Tournament and Harvard Invitational.

1.Typical pre-game meal.

I don't really have a typical meal per se. I just make sure to eat plenty. There's nothing worse than getting hungry on the course. My empty stomach tends to demand the majority of my attention. I have been known (by my team and others) to eat a rather obscene number of apples on the golf course. I believe my record was 8.

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NESN To Broadcast Harvard-Dartmouth Game

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on October 19, 2010 at 3:11AM

Sophomore running back Treavor Scales is hoping for another big rushing day this Saturday against Dartmouth.

Don't want to miss the Harvard-Dartmouth football game but can't make the trip to Hanover? NESN has Crimson fans covered. On October 14th, the station announced that it would broadcast the game live on Oct. 30th, starting at 1:30 p.m.

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Trio To Be Inducted to MA Hockey Hall of Fame

Published by Catherine E. Coppinger on October 17, 2010 at 3:11AM

Though most college graduates meet up every five or 10 years to reminisce with old friends, three Harvard hockey stars from the class of 1973 have earned a different sort of reunion.

On Nov. 10 at 6 p.m., right wing Bill Corkery, center Bob McManama, and left wing Dave Hynes will meet up once again as the three are inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame.

Affectionately known as the “Local Line” because of their Massachusetts roots, the dynamic trio led the Crimson for three years to kick off the ’70s, combining for 201 goals and 407 points. In 1971, the then-sophomores helped Harvard win the ECAC championship and earn a place in the NCAA semifinal game. The Crimson also claimed a share of the ECAC title in 1973.

All three Harvard hockey players garnered All-Ivy League honors during their illustrious careers, and Hynes and McManama earned All-America status in their senior year.

Natives of Massachusetts that perform at the highest level on the ice and exhibit good sportsmanship and other positive personal qualities can be inducted to the MA Hockey Hall of Fame in one or more of the following categories: players, officials, media, builders, and coaches.

The 16th induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame will feature the three Harvard standouts and eight other local greats. Check this out for more info.