Three years ago the Harvard men's hockey team faced crises on the ice and off as they limped to consecutive 10-win seasons and lost players to a campus-wide cheating scandal. Now they've returned to the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons, anchored by the best player in college hockey. Here’s how it happened.
Aftera historic season that saw the Harvard ranked as high as No. 13, the Crimson is set to continue its dominance in a sport that’s still growing in popularity. Next season, the Crimson will be welcoming two southern California standouts along with players from Florida and Quebec.
Women’s water polo is on the rise—at Harvard, on the east coast, in the U.S. and in the world. This year, the Harvard women’s water polo team finished with a 24-10 record, recorded nine wins against top-25 teams, and from March 23rd through April 6th, was ranked No. 13 according to CWPA rankings, its highest ranking ever.
With the longest time at the helm, Liz O’Leary has set her standards high for the team since the day she assumed the role of head coach in 1986.
On March 30th, Kirby was announced as one of only ten lacrosse finalists for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award, a distinct honor awarded to NCAA Division I athletes who have displayed notable achievements in the spheres of character, community, classroom and competition. Through his commitment to his team and to service, Kirby serves as an example of these cardinal values.
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.