Athlete Of The Week
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It’s safe to say receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley had a decent season for a freshman.
Aside from the North Andover, Mass. native, four other Crimson athletes put in impressive performances this week to earn spots on the runners up list.
The Harvard men’s soccer team’s season came to an end on Saturday, but not before the senior class left one last mark on the program. But on a night devoted to the seniors, it was Harvard’s star underclassman who initiated the rout.
With the team comprised of mainly veteran players, it would seem that upperclassmen would be the likely candidates to lead the charge. But freshman wide receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley—the only rookie starter for the Crimson on either side of the ball—was the outlet that provided that much-needed cushion.
Junior goalie Molly Tissenbaum’s first career shutout for Harvard Women’s ice hockey on Friday earned her The Crimson’s Athlete of the Week title. But in a big week for Crimson athletics, quite a few Harvard athletes showed impressive performances deserving acknowledgement on the runners-up list.
When junior goalie Molly Tissenbaum skated out onto the ice on Friday night, she was making just her second career start for the No. 8/7 Harvard women’s ice hockey team against the 2014 national champions Clarkson. Cue the nerves? Tissenbaum was already in the zone.
Being sidelined for two games with an upper-body injury is certainly a way to upset a player’s rhythm. Despite his two-week absence, senior wide receiver Andrew Fischer displayed no signs of rust in Harvard’s 42-7 victory over Princeton on Saturday.
After spending two weeks on the sideline nursing an upper-body injury, senior wide receiver Andrew Fischer returned to action this past weekend with 10 receptions for 190 yards and a touchdown as the football team routed Princeton, 42-7, to stay undefeated.
Wallace recorded two consecutive double-doubles this weekend, leading her team to an important victory against Cornell on Saturday after coming off of a loss to Columbia.
At a critical stage in the game, co-captain Emily Jacobson took fate into her own hands. After drawing a penalty corner, junior forward Sarah Finnemore fed the ball into the attacking circle and Jacobson wasted no time in faking a pass to shake off the defense, firing a backhanded shot which found the back of the net to tie the game.
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.
Junior forward Midge Purce, the team’s leading scorer a year ago and the focal point of the Crimson’s offensive attack, took a total of five shots in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Yale, sinking three of them in the back of the net, the last of which completed her first career collegiate hat trick.
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.
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.
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.