Sports Features

Tiny But Mighty
Men's Crew

She’s the Man: Women Coxswains on Men’s Crew Teams

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?

Homeward Bound
Men's Ice Hockey

Massachusetts Connections Abound as Harvard, BC Meet in Worcester

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.

At Work
Softball

Freshmen Contribute Early and Often For Softball

On its home diamond, the Crimson recorded a dominating 11-3 mark. The young team will look to top its recent second-place finishes to come out on top of the Ivy League this spring

Senior Stint
Men's Lacrosse

A Jahelka Good Defender

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.

Rich in Runs
Softball

Strong Freshman Class Enlivens Softball

The Crimson welcomes eight new freshman to the roster this season. Infielder Rhianna Rich has already begun to contribute, leading the team at the plate in the season’s opening weekend.

Rookies
Baseball

Rookies Bolster Baseball's Talent

Coming off an 18-24 season and fifth-place finish in Ivy League play, the Harvard baseball team will have to rely on a stable of talented freshmen if the group is to qualify for the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship for the first time since 2005.

Loud and Proud
Men's Volleyball

High Energy Propels Men's Volleyball

This year’s Crimson is a strange case of celebration causing success, not the other way around.

Decorated Net
Women's Lacrosse

Burke Sisters Power Women's Lacrosse

For years Colleen and Marina Burke have played sports together. Now wearing Harvard uniforms, the two sisters improve the Crimson on and off the field.

From Pass to Punt
Football

From Pass to Punt

After a historic career with the Crimson, McInally made the transition to punter for the Cincannati Bengals. He would go on to lead the league in average punting yardage and was named to the All-Pro team in 1981

First Team All-American
Football

First Team All-American

During his senior season McInally caught 108 passes for 1,485 yards and 15 touchdowns– all school records at the time .

First Team All-American
Football

An Example On and Off the Field: Pat McInally

Upon trying out for and joining the freshmen “Yardlings” football team, McInally immediately established himself as a player to watch on the gridiron.

Journey to the Podium
Sports Features

Una Voz Nueva: Harvard Grad to Voice Super Bowl 50 in Spanish

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.

BATTLING BALEZZA
Field Hockey

Channeling Her Older Sister, Balleza Shines for the Crimson

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.

Two Teams, One Program
Men's Volleyball

Men's and Women's Volleyball Connect On and Off the Court

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.

10,000 Fans of Harvard
Men's Basketball

10,000 Fans of Harvard

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.