Recruiting has played a huge part in the team’s improvement. Since 2011, head coach Lisa Miller has brought on 28 high school All-Americans. In 2014, the team’s incoming freshmen—now seniors—were ranked the seventh-best recruiting class in the nation.
The fall has Harvard-Yale. The winter culminates in the madness of March. While the spring lacks a signature event, this 2017 season brings four teams with compelling storylines. Follow softball, baseball, men's lacrosse, and women's lacrosse as the teams vie for Ivy success and individual glory.
It took two overtimes to determine the result, but Harvard (9-7, 4-2 Ivy) could not stop the trend of history as it fell to the Quakers (13-3, 6-1) 6-5, in Philadelphia, Pa. on Friday night. The defeat marked the second time this season that Penn has topped the Crimson by one point.
The Crimson (9-6, 4-3 Ivy) topped perennial rival Yale (5-10, 2-5) with an ease that belied the gravity of the situation, brushing aside the Bulldogs, 13-4, on Saturday in New Haven, Conn. The victory saw Harvard finish fourth in the conference standings to make it to the Ancient Eight tournament for the third season in a row and the fifth time in six years.
Senior midfielder Alexis Nicolia scored two goals and recorded one assist in the first half of a 12-5 win over UMass Lowell. While the Crimson held a 10-0 lead after the first 30 minues, the River Hawks opened the second period with a 5-0 run to inject new energy into the match and press Harvard.
Facing off against non-conference rival UMass Lowell, the Crimson rode a 10-goal first half to a 12–5 victory, picking up some much-needed momentum along the way.
Harvard outshot BC, 19-9, in the second half, but it was not nearly enough to overcome a 10-3 halftime deficit on Wednesday.
Co-captain Audrey Todd, shown here in a home contest against Princeton, is a key member of a Harvard attack that came within a goal of beating No. 15/17 Penn. However, as the Crimson heads into a slew of matchups with top teams, it will largely rely on its 17th ranked defense to pull the upset.