Men's Water Polo
After two-straight years of all-California men’s water polo NCAA semifinals, the Northeast is crashing the party. And it’s doing so in style.
Senior attacker Noah Harrison seen in action against MIT on October 8. Against Bucknell on Saturday, Harrison’s penalty was critical in shifting momentum in the Crimson’s favor. The team had been steadily gaining momentum throughout the season, and it will be crucial as it continues its post season run
With 55 seconds left in the second overtime and down one point, captain Joey Colton connected with freshman Austin Sechrest to even the score and force a sudden death overtime. Minutes later, the Crimson would strike again to clinch its first ever NCAA championship win on Saturday.
Colton has not only led his team to its best record since 2001, but also has steered been a key to the program’s first ever NCAA berth, which the team obtained after clinching the NWPC this past weekend.
Capping an already historic season, the Harvard men’s water polo team claimed gold in Northeast Water Polo Conference tournament for the first time in the history of the program, and secured a spot in the NCAA Championships.
On the final weekend of the regular season, No. 10 Harvard defeated No. 12 St. Francis and Iona, but fell to No. 10 Princeton in a tight 11-10 bout.
The No. 13 Harvard men’s water polo team pulled out two crucial conference victories this weekend over MIT and No. 10 Brown to improve its record to 5-2 in the Northeast Water Polo Conference. The Crimson took down MIT for the second time this season while defeating Brown in overtime after a close loss to the Bears at home a few weeks earlier.