Athlete Of The Week

Wang Returns to Glory
Women's Swimming

Athlete of the Week: Wang Back in Action with Record-Setting Performance

​It is not particularly unusual for sophomore Sonia Wang to put a team on her back. At last weekend’s Ivy League Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, Wang brought unusual meaning to that common phrase.

Men's Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Aiken Makes His Case for Ivy League Rookie of the Year

Against Yale this weekend, rookie Bryce Aiken put up 27 points on 7-of-17 shooting.

All-Star Aiken
Athlete Of The Week

All-Star Aiken

Although he is only a freshman, Bryce Aiken is making big shots for the Harvard men's basketball team this season.

Hometown Heros
Women's Tennis

Hometown Heros

Captain June Lee leads the tennis team to an undefeated weekend against Rhode Island, Georgetown, and Boston College in the team’s first home match up of the season.

Hometown Heros
Women's Tennis

Athlete of the Week: June Lee Leads Tennis to 3-0 Weekend

Playing its first matches of 2017 at the Murr Center, the women's tennis team picked up its first three victories of the season, stymieing Boston College, Georgetown, and Rhode Island over the weekend. Captain June Lee, junior Annika Ringblom, and freshman Irene Lu all won three singles matches over the two days. For her performance, Lee is The Crimson’s Athlete of the Week.

Men's Ice Hockey

Athlete of the Week: Kerfoot Is Making More Plays Than Ever

Remember that hypothesis predicting Harvard’s co-captain might see his production drop without the heroics of Jimmy Vesey and Kyle Criscuolo? That’s now obsolete. Because Kerfoot looks to be on his way to the best season he’s ever had.

Defense First
Women's Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Junior Taylor Rooks Comes Up Big in Win Over Fairfield

On the night where the usually prolific shooting of the Crimson was absent, Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith needed a spark from the bench, and that spark came in the form of Rooks.

Bain Train
Women's Volleyball

Athlete of the Week: Senior Corie Bain Shines in Final Weekend with Women's Volleyball

Corie Bain is one of the best—if not the singular best—player in the history of Harvard women’s volleyball.

Garcia Golazo
Women's Soccer

Athlete of the Week: Garcia's OT Winner Returns Ivy Crown to Cambridge

With a golden goal in the second overtime period, senior forward Rachel Garcia helped the Crimson secure its third Ivy League title in the past four years.

Young the Giant Slayer
Field Hockey

Athlete of the Week: Kathleen Young's Two Goals Leads Field Hockey to First Win Over Princeton in 22 Years

The Crimson knew that someone needed to step up in a big way for the team to overcome such a challenge and stay atop the Ancient Eight table. It turns out that sophomore forward Kathleen Young was that someone.

Two Records Is Better Than One
Field Hockey

Athlete of the Week: Balleza Breaks School Record for Career Goals, Points

In field hockey’s 5-0 win against Cornell on Saturday, Balleza accumulated five points, scoring two goals and providing one assist. Those marks helped Balleza become Harvard field hockey’s all-time career leader in points and goals with 103 points and 44 goals.


Athlete of the Week: Football’s Firkser Hauls In Two Touchdowns In Win

­Two minutes into last Friday night’s showdown between Harvard football and Georgetown, halfback Anthony Firkser lined up to the left of the offensive line.


Athlete of the Week Runners Up: Kebe, Football Defensive Backs

​While freshman standout Bente van Vlijmen earned Athlete of the Week honors for her three-goal weekend performance on the field hockey pitch, other Crimson athletes had solid games of their own.

Field Hockey

Field Hockey Freshman Bente van Vlijmen Nets Three of Five Weekend Scores

Freshman forward Bente van Vlijmen had a stellar weekend, scoring three of Harvard’s five goals to lead the group over Yale by a 2-0 score and No. 19 Maine by a 3-1 count.

Courtney on the Run
Track and Cross Country

Courtney on the Run

While Yale competitors took 2nd through 7th place at the HYP 5K, it was junior Courtney Smith who took the top spot.