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The Catalysts
Men's Ice Hockey

The Resurgence of Harvard Men's Hockey

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.

Cheeky Performance
Men's Lacrosse

Athlete of the Week: Cheek Nets Nine Goals in Victory Over No. 2/2 Brown

Sophomore attackman Morgan Cheek lit up then-No. 2/2 Brown, which boasted a defense allowing less than nine goals-per-game, for nine scores and 10 points to lead Harvard to victory. It was only the second time that the Crimson defeated a No. 2 ranked team since coach Chris Wojcik ’96 joined the program in 2011.

Cheek's Cheeky Nine
Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse Upsets No. 2/2 Brown in Ivy Tournament Semifinal

​Late in the third quarter of a tied game against Brown, the No. 2/2 team in the nation, sophomore Morgan Cheek found himself being double-teamed by two Preseason All-Americans. Having played the game of his life up to that point, however, Cheek did not mind.

Defense
Men's Lacrosse

Walker Kirby Leads Men's Lacrosse on Defense and Off the Field

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.

On to the Big Leagues
Football

Six Harvard Football Players Join NFL Teams

Now that the NFL signing frenzy has abated, the six Harvard players face a gauntlet of tryouts, minicamps, and potentially contract negotiations.

On to the Big Leagues
Football

Four Football Players Headed to NFL After Draft

Offensive guard Cole Toner was drafted in the fifth round by the Arizona Cardinals, while three other Crimson players received calls after the draft to join the ranks of the professionals.

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?

Top of the Eight
Women's Rugby

Women's Rugby Captures Ivy League Championship

As the saying goes, defense wins championships. That was the case for the Crimson this weekend. ​For the first time in the history of the Harvard women’s rugby team, the Ivy League 7s Championship trophy is coming to Cambridge.

Final Serve
Men's Volleyball

George Mason Cuts Men's Volleyball's Playoff Run Short

Thursday night, in a playoff matchup against George Mason, the season did not end the way that Harvard men’s volleyball wanted it to. But it ended nonetheless.

Shutting the Door
Softball

Early Offense Powers Softball to Sixth Straight Victory

Building upon a five-game winning streak, the Harvard softball team exploded for 10 runs for the third consecutive contest Thursday afternoon, defeating the University of Maine, 10-7, at Soldiers Field.

Next Man Up
Men's Ice Hockey

Kerfoot, Tringale Named Next Captains of Harvard Hockey

Alexander Kerfoot and Devin Tringale have been named the 126th and 127th captains of the Harvard men's hockey program.

Jimmy for Hobey
Men's Ice Hockey

MVP: Harvard Hockey's Jimmy Vesey Wins Hobey Baker Award

One year after finishing as a runner-up for college hockey’s Most Valuable Player award, Vesey beat out Michigan's Kyle Connor and Boston College's Thatcher Demko to become the fourth player in Harvard history to win the Hobey Baker.

Qualified
Track and Cross Country

Franklin, Kouba Headline Women's Track's Qualifying Quartet for 2016 Olympic Trials

Seniors Paige Kouba and Autumne Franklin, sophomore Courtney Smith, and freshman Gabby Thomas all came away from the weekend with times that put them in the running for a bid to represent the United States this August in Rio de Janeiro.

The Statement
Men's Ice Hockey

Vesey's Reps Issue Statement Challenging Predators' Remarks

Two days after ex-Harvard men’s hockey captain Jimmy Vesey opted not to sign immediately with the Nashville Predators, Vesey’s representatives broke their silence Wednesday afternoon in a statement challenging the remarks made by the Predators' front office.

Vesey Watch Continues
Men's Ice Hockey

Harvard Hockey's Vesey Elects Not To Sign Immediately With Predators

​Jimmy Vesey, the outgoing star of the Harvard men’s hockey team, will reportedly test the National Hockey League’s unrestricted free agency period in August rather than sign immediately with the Nashville Predators.