Californian Lonnie Jackson in Men's Hoops Recruiting Mix

Published by Dennis J. Zheng on September 14, 2010 at 3:11AM

Lonnie Jackson, a 6’4”, 170-lb. senior at Valencia High School (Valencia, Calif.), has confirmed to The Back Page that he is being recruited by Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker and his staff.

According to ESPN, Jackson “has a terrific looking jump shot with a very smooth release.” The shooting guard, rated at three stars by both Scout and Rivals, averaged over 23 points per game for Valencia last season.

Jackson said he currently has offers from Southern Methodist University, Boston College, Pepperdine, Penn, Harvard, and Northeastern. He is also interested in Stanford, which has not given him an offer at this point. Having not taken any official visits, Jackson said all the schools are even at this point.


Radcliffe Rugby Unfazed By Challengers

Published by Jessica L. Flakne on September 13, 2010 at 3:11AM

'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.


Former Crimson Athlete To Help Decide Site of 2018 Olympics

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on September 13, 2010 at 3:11AM

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.


Men's Tennis No. 1 Chijoff-Evans Leaves Team

Published by Charlie Cabot on September 12, 2010 at 3:11AM
It's All Over

Co-captain Alexei Chijoff-Evans, the No. 1 player on the men's tennis team, decided to leave the team this week.

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.”


Weekend Preview: Athletics Hit the Road

Published by Madeleine Smith on September 11, 2010 at 3:11AM
Hitting the Road

Men's soccer, 2-0 on the young season, takes on another ranked opponent tonight—traveling to Storrs, Conn. to face No. 10 Connecticut.

While most students are just finally getting settled back into life on campus, Harvard athletics is hitting the road. In fact, every in-season team with matchups this weekend is playing outside of Cambridge.

No. 6 men’s soccer is looking to extend its winning streak following last Saturday’s electrifying game against Stanford and a mid-week victory over Massachusetts, as it takes on No. 10 Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. tonight.

Meanwhile, the Crimson women’s soccer team has headed down south to Florida for a pair of weekend games. Harvard dropped the first contest to Central Florida, 3-0, last night in its first loss of the season but will try to bounce back and improve on its 1-1-1 record against South Florida tomorrow.