The Catalysts

The Resurgence of Harvard Men's Hockey

Three years ago the Harvard men's hockey team faced crises on the ice and off as they limped to consecutive 10-win seasons and lost players to a campus-wide cheating scandal. Now they've returned to the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons, anchored by the best player in college hockey. Here’s how it happened.

How Ivy League Player Makai Mason Stacks Up to Past NBA Prospects

With the deadline approaching, men’s basketball beat writer David Freed takes a look at how Mason compares to previous NBA draft prospects.

Men's Basketball Senior Patrick Steeves to Continue Playing at George Washington

​After a long search, graduating senior Patrick Steeves will extend his playing career for at least one more year at George Washington University.

How Patrick Steeves Fits at George Washington

Men’s basketball beat writer David Freed takes a look at how Steeves will fit in for the 2015-2016 NIT champions, who finished fourth in the Atlantic 10 a year ago.

Men's Basketball Predicted as Top-Ten Mid-Major

With nearly six months to go until the season starts, the pundits have already begun to line up behind the Harvard men’s basketball team.

Male Athlete of the Year: Jimmy Vesey

Men's hockey senior forward Jimmy Vesey was dubbed the top collegiate hockey player in the nation as the recipient of the 2016 Hobey Baker Award, capping a decorated career with the Crimson.

The Subtle Influences of Sport

For such an athlete-heavy student population, athletics is a small part of Harvard’s culture

Texas Forever, Cambridge Style

I decided that wherever I ended up, I would try to go to as many football games as possible.

How To College Right: Notes for My Olympic Sister

My Crimson experience was inseparably intertwined with my sister’s rise to the top of her sport. As I watched her smash world records and rack up wins, she not only inspired me as her number one fan but also placed in perspective the stories I’ve had the chance to tell in these pages.

Game of the Year: Football vs. Dartmouth, A Comeback for the Ages

In a comeback game for the ages, the Harvard football team took sole possession of the Ivy League title with a momentous fourth-quarter offensive rally.

Coach of the Year: Kevin Rhoads, Paving the Rhoad to Victory

Kevin Rhoads, who serves as both the men's and woman's golf coach at Harvard, guided both his teams to Ivy League Championships this year.

The Transformation of Devin Dwyer

In the fall of 2012, Devin Dwyer began his collegiate career as one of the highest-rated recruits ever to put on a Harvard jersey. Four years later Dwyer has completed his transformation from one of the Crimson’s most highly touted recruits to one of its most successful and high-achieving players.

Track and Cross Country

Female Rookie of the Year: Gabby Thomas and Ngozi Musa

With times surpassing many of the older members of the team and an Olympic trial qualifying time from Thomas, these two freshmen assure the future of Harvard's women's track and field team is bright.

Track and Cross Country

Female Performance of the Year: Nikki Okwelogu, Harvard's All-American Woman

As she has progressed through her years at Harvard, Okwelogu has set and broken many of her own records in shot put, placing her among the top competitors in the nation.

Women's Basketball

Female Breakout Athlete of the Year: Kit Metoyer

Coming back from injury to play one of her first healthy seasons with the team, senior Kit Metoyer established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the Ivy League.

Men's Basketball

Male Breakout Athlete of the Year: Zena Edosomwan

After being one of the most sought after recruits in history for the Crimson, Edosomwan put up less than impressive numbers his first two years with the team, though he turned his game around this season and averaged 13.1 points a game.

Men's Lacrosse

Upset Game of the Year: Men's Lacrosse Defeats No. 2 Brown

By the time the rain had stopped on the damp Friday night showdown at Stevenson-Pincince Field, in Providence, R.I., it was Harvard who had emerged with a nailbiting, 13-12 victory.

Men's Basketball

Beating the Big Dogs: How Harvard Assembled a Top-Ten Recruiting Class


Female Athlete of the Year: Adrienne Jarocki's Return to Glory


Male Rookie of the Year: Justice Shelton-Mosley, Quick to Catch On

Men's Basketball

Male Rookie of the Year Runner-Up: Tommy McCarthy


Coach of the Year Runner Up: Tim Murphy

Men's Basketball

Male Comeback Athlete of the Year: Patrick Steeves

Sitting out due to injury his first three years on the team, Steeves roared back senior year, becoming a leader on the court and averaged over 12 points and three rebounds a game.

Women's Basketball

Female Comeback Athlete of the Year: Shilpa Tummala

In a career that was plagued with injuries, Tummala bounced back her senior year and became one of the Crimson's largest threats from beyond the arc.

Women's Ice Hockey

Sturdy as Stone: Coach Katey Stone's Impact on Women's Hockey

The most prolific head coach in collegiate women's hockey, Harvard coach Katey Stone has greatly influenced and built both the Crimson program and the sport in general in her 21 years in Cambridge.

Women's Ice Hockey

Hockey is Her Serenity

Over the course of her four years on the women's ice hockey team, Canadian standout Emerance Maschmeyer has been a staple in the net for the Crimson, breaking multiple records and also providing the leadership her team needed.

Men's Ice Hockey

Not Your Prototypical "C"

Throughout his career, and most prominently in the two years he served as captain, Kyle Criscuolo also spearheaded the men's hockey team’s contribution on the ice as well as throughout the community.

Women's Basketball

Game of the Year Runner-Up: Women's Basketball at Yale

Men's Tennis

Male Rookie of the Year Runner Up: Andy Zhou

Men's Water Polo

Coach of the Year Runner-Up: Ted Minnis

Women's Water Polo

Female Rookie of the Year Runner-Up: Kristen Hong

Track and Cross Country

Female Breakout Athlete of the Year Runner-Up: Paige Kouba