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Freshmen Michelle Xie and Anna Zhou competed against each other quite often in high school at local and regional golf tournaments. Their paths this year have converged once more. This time, though, they are not rivals but teammates instead.
Photos and Video from the 132nd playing of The Game in New Haven, Connecticut.
One position seems to undergo more demanding preparation, require a bit more adaptability, and perhaps possess a trace more grit, as evidenced by the Crimson alumni at this position in the National Football League. It is unsurprising, therefore, that Harvard coach Tim Murphy draws the comparison between the elite warriors of the U.S. military and this group of players—the tight ends.
In the history of the Ivy League, Harvard football has never been as dominant over a five-year stretch as it has been between 2011 and 2015.
The starting linebacker unit has performed at an elite level through nine games this year and is a critical reason why Harvard is in position to clinch its third consecutive Ivy League title on Saturday against Yale.
In all of the tradition and rivalry with the Ancient Eight, competition against non-league opponents can often be overlooked, becoming footnotes in schedules headlined by matchups with fellow Ivy League schools.
As Harvard women’s hockey sophomore Haley Mullins and McGill’s Melodie Daoust wait at the faceoff circle, a 5’6” goaltender from Bruderheim, Alberta stands in the Crimson crease. The puck drops. It’s the beginning of the end of Emerance Maschmeyer’s Harvard career.
The team’s biggest loss came over the summer when co-captain and starting point guard Siyani Chambers tore his ACL. Chambers, who has consistently been deemed the team’s most important player over the last three seasons by Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, was slated to be the focal point of the Crimson offense and the team’s floor general this season before the injury derailed that plan.
Losing nearly 70 percent of its scoring from last year, the team needs someone to become an offensive focal point. Replacing Chambers is no small task, so who will lead this young Harvard team? Coach Tommy Amaker and Harvard have an answer: Evan Cummins.
For 92 years, Owen held a special distinction among Harvard men’s hockey captains: he was the last Crimson player to captain the team for multiple seasons. But then an undersized right wing from South Jersey came along.
As Harvard women’s ice hockey defenseman and co-captain Michelle Picard skated off the ice of the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, with Team Canada celebrating a game-winning overtime goal right behind her, she certainly was not thinking about the incredible achievement that winning an Olympic silver medal should be considered.
After the Crimson suffered a first-round exit at the hands of Nebraska-Omaha in the NCAA tournament, a different kind of uncertainty resurfaced: not whether or not Blackwell would return to form, but whether or not he would return to Harvard.
For three of Harvard’s new coaches—Mike Roux, Heidi Banks, and Jasmine Sborov—the opportunity to join such a legacy with head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith was one they simply couldn’t pass up.
The Harvard women’s basketball team enters the 2015-2016 season with seven new freshman faces. While all were standouts in high school, competing for the Ivy League championship poses new challenges and a different level of competition.
While each position may serve a unique purpose, if a different-colored jersey ends up with the ball at the end of the play, it’s a good sign for the defense. But there are, on every play, five players whose job will always be the exact opposite. They are the offensive linemen and, for Harvard football, they are a critical component of the team’s current 15-game winning streak.