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Athlete Of The Week

Athlete of the Week Runners Up: Week of 9/28

While women's soccer junior Midge Purce took home the Athlete of the Week honors, three Harvard athletes finished still managed to stand out as runners-up for Athlete of the Week. The trio each contributed significantly over the weekend, helping their teams emerge victorious.


Lindsey Racks Up 10 Tackles, Return TD in Rout of Brown

It’s hard to stand out on a team with a 16-game winning streak. It’s hard to stand out on a defense that ranked first in the FCS in points allowed last year. And it’s certainly hard to stand out on a night when six different teammates scored as part of a 53-27 rout against a conference foe. But last Saturday, senior linebacker Jacob Lindsey did all three.

Athlete Of The Week

Freshmen Star in Women's Rugby's 111-5 Win Over Yale

Breaking a record is no easy feat. Playing a pivotal role in setting a single-game team point record at your first home game, in your first season, against your archrivals, is monumental.

Track Star Tom
Track and Cross Country

Athlete of the Week: Purnell Takes First Place at HYP Meet

Tom Purnell, a co-captain of the Harvard men’s cross country team, opened up his last season as a member of the Crimson by pulling out a first-place finish in the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet on home turf at Franklin Park in Boston this past Friday.

Women's Volleyball

Athlete of the Week: Bain Starts Junior Campaign with Triple-Double

With a triple-double performance against Rutgers in her team's season opener, Harvard women's volleyball junior setter Corie Bain collected All-Tournament team honors.


Athlete of the Week: Timoney Tosses Gem to Lead Harvard to Series Split Against Yale

When the Crimson took O’Donnell Field on Saturday afternoon looking for its second win of the day against its archrival, the team turned to senior right-hander Matt Timoney to do what he does best—lead his team to victory.

Hurdling Harris
Track and Cross Country

Sprinter Harris Shines in Annual Meet Against Yale

After finishing the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.23 seconds, Harris anchored the winning 4x100 relay to a tight 41.63 finish and opened the 4x400 meter relay, giving his teammates a lead which would turn into a first-place 3:20.59 mark.


Athlete of the Week: Baseball's Fallon Breaks Out Against Princeton, Cornell

Freshman John Fallon, entering the weekend just 3-for-14 on the season, broke out in a big way against Princeton and Cornell, going 11-for-15 in four games with eight RBIs and five runs.

Men's Tennis

Athlete of the Week: Yeung and Solomon Lead Men's Tennis to Weekend Sweep

The Crimson has a strong foundation of underclassmen on its side— led by sophomore Brian Yeung and freshman Grant Solomon—who helped carry the team to victory in its matches on Saturday.

Men's Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Saunders Nearly Wills Men's Basketball to Tourney Win

Senior wing Wesley Saunders had North Carolina on its heels for much of Thursday's game, but Harvard fell just short, 67-65.

Blackwell Returns
Men's Ice Hockey

Athlete of the Week: Blackwell's Return From Injury Sparks Men's Ice Hockey

Blackwell notched two goals on Friday and the game-winner on Saturday to help Harvard sweep Brown in the first round of the ECAC Tournament to keep the Crimson's NCAA Tournament berth hopes alive.

Men's Ice Hockey

Athlete of the Week Runners-Up: Week of 3/9

While junior Colin Blackwell took Athlete of the Week honors this week, hockey players Sarah Edney, Jimmy Vesey, Miye D'Oench and wrestler David Ng also provided standout performances.

Clutch McDonnell
Women's Basketball

Athlete of the Week: McDonnell Shines Brightest In Final Home Game

One could say that without co-captain Erin McDonnell, the Harvard women’s basketball team could be walking away from this past weekend with very different results.

Women's Swimming

Enoch Named Swimmer of the Meet at Ivy Championships

This past weekend, Harvard freshman Geordie Enoch entered the pool with just six collegiate swim meets under her belt and exited an Ancient Eight champion.

Track and Cross Country

Okwelogu Bests Own Ivy League Record in Shot Put

The frigid air and heavy snow kept many inside on Saturday, but the weekend storm was no match for the ice running through the veins of sophomore track athlete Nikki Okwelogu.

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Administrators on the Stage

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The View of Convocation

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