McNally to Sharks

Patrick McNally Signs with San Jose Sharks, Follows Michalek, Hart to Pros

With his signing Thursday, McNally became the third Harvard men's hockey standout to ink a pro contract this week.

Schuyler Bailar, First D1 Transgender Swimmer, Joins Harvard's Men's Team

The swimmer’s journey—from a Harvard women’s swimming recruit to an incoming member of the men’s team—is a historic one in the world of college athletics.

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Men’s Hockey To Play in Notre Dame, Minnesota Holiday Tourneys

The Crimson will compete in the Notre Dame-hosted Shillelagh Tournament during Thanksgiving weekend in South Bend, Ind., before ringing in the New Year at the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Classic in Minneapolis.

Tyler Moy Selected by Nashville Predators in NHL Draft

Moy became the ninth-ever Harvard rising junior to be selected in an NHL entry draft after the Predators called his name in Florida on Saturday.

Wesley Saunders To Join Utah Jazz for NBA Summer League

Former Harvard basketball standout Wesley Saunders will reportedly play in the NBA Summer League for the Utah Jazz.

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Men’s Hockey’s McNally, Michalek, and Everson Denied Additional Year of Eligibility

​The NCAA has denied goaltender Steve Michalek and defensemen Patrick McNally and Max Everson an additional year of NCAA eligibility, bringing an end to a long period of uncertainty for the trio of NHL draft picks.

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Alex Killorn Makes Harvard History with Finals Run

The Tampa Bay Lightning center and Class of 2012 graduate scored two goals in the Stanley Cup Finals and achieved several other Harvard firsts during the NHL postseason.

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Men's Basketball Acquires Another Four-Star Recruit

​Late Monday night, the Harvard men’s basketball team scored its first victory of the 2015-2016 season when four-star Class of 2016 recruit Seth Towns announced his commitment to Harvard.

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Temi Fagbenle To Continue Basketball Career at USC

​She may have hung up her Crimson jersey, but college basketball has not seen the last of Temi Fagbenle ’15.

A New Era for Harvard Recruiting

The growth in attention to the Harvard football and men's basketball programs is largely a byproduct of the work that the teams’ coaches—Tim Murphy and Tommy Amaker—have done rebuilding their respective programs into national powers.

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Year in Sports 2015

From a perfect season to improbable playoff runs, the 2014-2015 campaign had it all. Revisit all the action with The Crimson's Year in Sports.

Women's Ice Hockey: An Inside Perspective

As an assistant coach on this year’s staff, I am proud of our entire team. However, I am particularly proud of our class of 2015, all of whom I played alongside for at least two seasons and coached for at least one. They are largely responsible for what was one of the most triumphant winters in program history.

Josephine Pucci: One Last Time

After battling back from a traumatic head injury, Josephine Pucci made the U.S. women's ice hockey team and captured silver in Sochi. But upon her return to Harvard, the decision to play a final season was not an easy one.

Gaming as Sport: eSports on the Rise

When asked to identify Harvard athletes, you might think of the football team taking the field at Harvard Stadium for The Game, the men’s basketball squad suiting up at Lavietes Pavilion, or the heavyweight crew team racing down the Charles River. A crowd of 50 people gathering in Pierce Hall 301 to play competitive video games might not be the first group that comes to mind.

Men's Basketball's Webster To Join UCF as Assistant Coach

After six years with the Crimson, Christian Webster '13 is set to join the coaching staff of the University of Central Florida men's basketball team.

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Year In Review 2015

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Year in Sports 2015

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Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Women's Ice Hockey

Team of the Year: Women's Ice Hockey

​On the ice at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, over 1,100 miles from home, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team had the program’s first NCAA title within reach. But 60 minutes of play later, that same ice was cleared smooth once again, and the Crimson watched another team, hometown favorite Minnesota, hoist the trophy in victory.

Men's Ice Hockey

Male Athlete of the Year: Jimmy Vesey Revives Men's Ice Hockey

Junior men's ice hockey forward Jimmy Vesey notched 32 goals to top all Division I scorers, leading him to a stage inside Northeastern’s Matthews Arena as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award at season’s end.

Men's Basketball

Male Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up: Saunders Wills Crimson to Ivy Title

Senior wing Wesley Saunders averaged 16.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game this season, capping his career with a 26-point performance against North Carolina in the NCAA tournament.

Football

Coach of the Year: Murphy Pushes Football to Perfect Season

Every four-year athlete Murphy has recruited has won an Ancient Eight title. While team success may seem as consistent as a Cambridge winter, Murphy reached new heights in 2014.

Men's Ice Hockey

Comeback Player of the Year: Blackwell Returns for ECAC Tournament Run

During the 2012-2013 season, Blackwell sustained two major concussions within a span of four months. Returning in 2015, Blackwell scored five goals in seven games during the ECAC tournament.

Women's Swimming

Female Rookie of the Year: Enoch Crowned an Ivy Champion

Fencing

Male Rookie of the Year: Dershwitz To Pursue Olympic Dreams

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Making the Jump From Juniors

Club Sports

The Place of Club Sports at Harvard

Track and Cross Country

Male Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up: Johnson Challenges Records from the Start

Women's Squash

Female Athlete of the Year: Amanda Sobhy, a Four-Time Champion

If the life of Amanda Sobhy appears to be hectic, that is because it is. But with a packed schedule has come impressive results.

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Taking Their Talents to the Next Level

​Following graduation, Harvard students disperse into the world on a diverse range of paths. Many pursue full-time employment. Some immediately enroll in graduate school. Others travel abroad. However, a select few follow their dreams of becoming professional athletes.

Track and Cross Country

Female Breakout Athlete of the Year; Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up: Okwelogu the Record Breaker

First it was a school-record 15.33 meter throw, then a 16.09 mark, followed by a 16.39 meter and Ancient Eight record-setting follow-up. Then it became a weekly series of record-breaking revisions—16.51, 17.12, 17.22, and, most recently, 17.32.

Baseball

Male Breakout Athlete of the Year: Ferreira Lifts Baseball's Offense

Senior catcher Ethan Ferreira was the only member of the Crimson to appear in all 42 games this year, leading the team in hits, doubles, triples, home runs, runs batted in, batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage.

Women's Volleyball

Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up: Bain Repeats as All-Ivy

As the setter, Bain led Harvard in assists with 602 on the season. But despite the fact that she was aiding the attack of her teammates more than anyone else, she also led the team in kills per set with 2.63.

Women's Ice Hockey

Upset Game of the Year: Women's Ice Hockey Defeats Boston College To Win the Beanpot

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Parting Shot: The Losses That Matter

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Parting Shot: Seeking Journalism's Empty Spaces

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Parting Shot: The Owen Room in Winthrop G

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Parting Shot: The Unremarkable Remarkable