Harvard Heartbreak

Men's Hockey Drops Frozen Four Heartbreaker to Minnesota-Duluth

The Harvard men’s hockey team’s magical 2016-17 run—one that brought a program-record 16-game winning streak to the Frozen Four—came to an end Thursday night at the hands of Minnesota-Duluth.

Men's Hockey Welcomes Eight Recruits to Class of 2021

Among the incoming players is Jack Donato, son of Crimson coach Ted ’91 and brother of rising junior Ryan.

Track and Field Advances Four to National Championships

A total of 15 Harvard student-athletes qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Meet for track and field. After three days of competition, four athletes in five events will advance to the National Outdoor Championships.

Fourth and None: Upset of the Year

Seeking a championship four-peat, Harvard football fell short against Yale, ending a nine-game win streak in The Game and an era of Ivy dominance.

Heart and Soul of a Captain: Male Comeback Athlete of the Year

Co-captain Siyani Chambers wraps one of the most decorated careers in men's basketball history.

For the Love of the Game: Parting Shot

"When I stepped into The Crimson as a freshman, I was set on becoming a men’s basketball writer...Plans, of course, are subject to change."

Confessions of a Female Sports Journalist: Parting Shot

"When the scouting report by the men’s soccer team came out earlier this year, it was a blow not only to the members of the women’s soccer team; I think all women at Harvard connected to the world of sports were impacted by it."

Senior Written Perspective: Siyani Chambers

"Watching his journey back was inspiring to everyone. He was ready to prove he hadn't lost a step."

Senior Written Perspective: June Lee

"On the court, June liked to have fun, but she always knew when it was time to work."

Finding the Eye of the Storm: Parting Shot

"If there’s one group on campus where I always felt that I belonged, it was Sports. That group represents a space that catalyzed my growth as a person."

Winners' Court: Team of the Year, Runner-Up

Although Harvard men's squash fell just short of a national championship, the team posted its strongest season since an undefeated 2014 campaign.

Sly Fox: Male Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up

The Jericho, N.Y., native finished the season atop all defensemen in points and assists, with 40 and 34, respectively. Fox also set the scoring pace with the man-advantage, tallying 22 assists and 24 points overall on the power play.

Men's Water Polo

Still Kicking: Team of the Year, Runner-Up

Led by coach Ted Minnis and fifth-year star Noah Harrison, Harvard men's water polo made its first-ever trip to the Final Four.

Year in Sports

Living Through Sports: Parting Shot

"Though I was never cut out to be a Division I athlete, The Crimson sports board gave me access to telling these stories of the game that evolve into the lessons of life."

Men's Basketball

Bryce is Nice: Male Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up

Highly touted as a prospect, Aiken brought home Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors and shone brightest when the game was on the line.

Men's Water Polo

In the Deep End: Game of the Year, Runner-Up

With a Final Four berth on the line, the Crimson men's water polo pushed heavyweight UC Davis to overtime. Then the incredible happened.

Year in Sports

In Hope of Duck Boats: Parting Shot

"My first strong sports memory came in the fourth grade when the Red Sox reversed the Curse of the Bambino to win Boston’s first World Series in 86 years."

Women's Basketball

Defending Destiny: Female Breakout Athlete of the Year

Men's Water Polo

Minnis Reaches New Heights: Coach of the Year

Baseball

Here's to You, Mr. Robinson: Male Breakout Athlete of the Year

Women's Swimming

A Backbreaking Win: Female Comeback Athlete of the Year

Men's Basketball

Lavietes Letdown: Heartbreak of the Year

Track and Cross Country

Hughes from the Top: Female Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up

Competing in the indoor pentathlon and the outdoor heptathlon, Hughes must juggle sprints, hurdles, jumps, and throws. And throughout the season, she has mastered them all quite well.

Year in Sports

We Ain't Come Here to Play School: Parting Shot

"I knew this wasn’t a sports school—a wild notion when you consider about 20 percent of the student body competes in intercollegiate athletics. But college is what you make of it. I wanted to be at a sports school, so I made Harvard one."

Women's Squash

Another One for Women's Squash: Team of the Year, Runner-Up

This blessing of talent allows Coach Mike Way to focus on pragmatic training that will help the team win as a cohesive unit, rather than practicing fundamentals. The team and its coaching staff has pushed aside conventional thinking regarding training, with an emphasis on working smarter, not harder.

Field Hockey

Dutch Domination: Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up

Rookie Bente van Vlijmen shifted all over the field this season, but the Zeist, Netherlands, native found success wherever she went.

Field Hockey

23 Years in the Making: Game of the Year

For the first time since 1993, the Harvard field hockey topped Princeton en route to an Ivy League championship.

Men's Ice Hockey

Moy Oh My: Male Breakout Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

Softball

She's Locked In: Female Breakout Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

Track and Cross Country

The Florence Flash: Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

Men's Basketball

Play It Forward: Men's Basketball Builds Up

Men's Ice Hockey

Banner Year: Team of the Year