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Coming into the NCAA Northeast Regionals in Wellesley, Mass. early Sunday morning, Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand hoped to qualify the maximum 12 fencers for the NCAA Championships, less than two weeks away.
The round robin event, which included area teams Brandeis, Boston College, and host MIT, saw the Crimson overwhelm its opposition throughout the evening.
This week’s Athletes of the Week runners-up prove that you don’t necessarily have to be a senior to lead by example.
The Harvard men came away with a share of their second-straight Ivy League title while the women had to settle for second, despite freshman sabre fencer Adrienne Jarocki’s undefeated record.
The women's fencing team, shown here in previous action, defeated Penn State at the St. John's Invitational this weekend.
The second-ranked Crimson women’s fencing team began the day strong with wins over Penn State, Columbia, and Notre Dame. But Harvard could not continue its success, falling by a single bout to both Ohio State and host St. John’s to cap off Sunday’s competition.
Junior co-captain Alexandra Kiefer and sophomore Emma Vaggo both earned bronze medals for the women’s team at NCAA regionals.
There was no doubt that a Harvard men’s basketball player would earn Athlete of the Week honors after the team’s historic 68-62 upset of New Mexico in the NCAA tournament on Thursday. With Laurent Rivard taking home the top honors, here are some of the other athletes with great performances from this past week, including three more men from the basketball squad.
Badger, competing in the men’s epee, was the top finishing fencer for Harvard. The sophomore, improving on his sixth place finish last year, moved up from second to first team All-American honors.
This weekend has seen Crimson athletes in action on the national scene. Junior Rebecca Nadler tried her hand at the ...
On a bus heading back to Harvard from NCAA Northeast Regionals in Queens, N.Y. on Sunday night, Crimson coach Peter Brand read the names of the 11 Harvard fencers who qualified for the NCAA Championships to be held later this month.
Freshman Nicolas Simko, above, went 1-2 over the weekend. The Swiss national was one of 12 Crimson fencers to compete at the Ivy Championships, where Harvard went 5-0 en route to the seventh Ivy League championship in program history. The Crimson last won in 2011.
It all came down to the wire.
During the weekend’s Ivy Round Robin championships, the Harvard women’s fencing team went 4-2, finishing in third place.