Athlete Of The Week
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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.
Sophomore Nikki Okwelogu set a personal best in the shot put this weekend in the Harvard-Yale-Princeton track and field meet.
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.
With a combined 49 points and 15 rebounds over the weekend, senior Wesley Saunders led the Crimson to victories over both Brown and Yale. The wins pushed Harvard back into a tie for first atop the Ivy League.
With the Crimson needing two wins to regain its spot atop the conference, senior wing Wesley Saunders stepped up Friday and Saturday night.
The class of 2015 is going out with a splash. The Harvard men’s swim and dive team (9-0, 7-0 Ivy) finished off the dual meet season with a sweep of Yale (7-2, 4-2) and Princeton (7-3, 5-1) in the annual HYP meet this weekend.
In addition to her record-matching performance in the 60-meter dash, Barbian ran for a personal best 24.46 seconds in the 200-meter race, .28 seconds faster than her previous best. The senior’s performance in the 200 ranks fourth all-time in Harvard history.
Throughout a difficult winter recess in which the No. 4/4 Crimson struggled with injuries, Vesey was a beacon of consistency.
In games against Houston and Massachusetts last week, Saunders continued separating himself from hundreds of Harvard players that have come before him, scoring a combined 51 points in two wins to claim this week’s Athlete of the Week honor.
On Saturday at Franklin Field, the Crimson found its own diamond in junior running back Paul Stanton, who rushed for a career-high 235 yards and three touchdowns in a victory against Penn.
In last season’s game against Union, goalkeeper Steve Michalek learned why a two-goal lead is never safe in hockey.
In her two seasons with Harvard women’s soccer, Midge Purce has already accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments. Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Ivy League Player of the Year. Member of the U.S. U-20 national team.
With the Harvard women’s volleyball team (15-4, 8-2 Ivy) playing its games on Halloween last weekend, sophomore setter Corinne Bain didn’t need to dress up for the matchups— she is already a monster on the court.