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