Outside the world of rowing, the role of the coxswain is often unknown or misunderstood. Who are the people sitting in the boat, but not actually rowing? What even are they doing?
Friday's NCAA tournament opener for the Harvard men's hockey team against Boston College could be a special night for Massachusetts natives Devin Tringale and Jimmy Vesey among others.
While Harvard has started the season 4-1 and has high hopes of bouncing back from a disappointing sixth-place conference finish last year, Jahelka knows that adversity will eventually hit. But perhaps more than anyone else, he also knows how to overcome it—how to lean on family and friends and come back stronger.
The words Latino and Harvard are not immediately thought to be synonymous with football, let alone the crown jewel of the NFL season. But in its 50th rendition, the Super Bowl will have a healthy dose of both thanks to Alvaro Martin ’84.
The first time Harvard field hockey coach Tjerk van Herwaarden saw junior Marissa Balleza play, he was still an assistant coach at the University of Maryland and she was still just a freshman at Severna Park High School—a half hour away from College Park.
The men's and women's volleyball teams share a gym, a lot of physical height, and an assistant coach in Jeff Aucoin, but they also share a mutual love for each other that bonds the two programs even beyond their shared sport. This unique connection permeates classes and continues to grow as new athletes join the teams.
Harvard-Yale contests typically garner huge crowds compared to other games for Crimson athletics, even beyond football. Harvard fans came out in force at the 2015 Ivy League Men's Basketball Playoff between the Crimson and Bulldogs, even though the game was played at Penn.