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