Women's Water Polo

Honk for Hong
Women's Water Polo

Female Rookie of the Year Runner-Up: Kristen Hong

Hong’s entire freshman season shaped up to be a macrocosm of her first collegiate performance. Without skipping a beat, the rookie punched in a program-record-tying 80 goals and 35 assists. She also racked up 45 steals, enough to lead the team.

Minnis to Win IT
Men's Water Polo

Coach of the Year Runner-Up: Ted Minnis

Harvard water polo head coach Ted Minnis took the helm of both of the school’s water polo teams in the fall of 2010. Having just completed his sixth season with the programs, Minnis has taken both programs and transformed them into legitimate contenders.

Minnis to Win IT
Men's Water Polo

Minnis to Win IT

Head Coach Ted Minnis talks with the women's water polo team during a pause in play against Brown on April 16, 2015. Minnis has, in his six years as coach of the men's and women's programs, led the teams to their best records and standings in years.

Honk for Hong
Women's Water Polo

Honk for Hong

Seen here in action, the rookie tallied a program­-record­-tying 80 goals and 35 assists. She also racked up 45 steals, enough to lead the team.

On the Rise
Women's Water Polo

On the Rise

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.

On the Rise
Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Set to Continue Strong After Historic Season

​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.

Women's Water Polo

Athlete of the Week: Hong and Kendrix Carry Offensive Attack

At the recent CWPA Championships held at Blodgett Pool, both a rookie and an outgoing senior led the Harvard women’s water polo team to a sixth-place finish, stepping up for the team in the wake of a rash of injuries that left several other key players out of the pool.

Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Closes Record Season at CWPA Championship Tournament

Harvard opened the tournament with a loss to No. 17 Princeton before defeating Connecticut College and George Washington. With a fifth-place finish on the line, however, the injury-plagued Crimson fell in its season-finale to No. 20 Bucknell, by four goals, to settle for a sixth-place finish.

Field Is Set
Women's Water Polo

Field Is Set

Captain Yoshi Andersen and the Harvard women's water polo team look set to enter the CWPA Postseason Tournament as the host and number five seed after a 2-1 weekend.

Field Is Set
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Women's Water Polo Picks Up Pair of Victories Against Conference Opponents

The No. 18 Crimson solidified itself as the number five seed in the field of eight schools after going 2-1 this weekend to close out its CWPA slate.

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Women's Water Polo's Last-Minute Winner Thwarts Brown's Upset Bid

Behind a power-play game-winner with 50 seconds remaining, Harvard came from behind to get its first conference win of the year on the road against Brown.

Zero For Three
Women's Water Polo

Zero For Three

Opening its CWPA slate at Michigan’s Canham Natatorium, the Crimson failed to pick up a victory, dropping its matches to a trio of ranked opponents. While the Crimson has managed t claim an 8-6 records against ranked foes, it is only 3-4 against squads ranked within the top-15 in the nation.

Zero For Three
Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Drops Trio of Games Against Ranked Opponents

Entering the home pool of the eighth-ranked team in the nation is rarely an easy affair. For the No. 13 Harvard women’s water polo team, leaving Canham Natatorium with a win was even harder.

Open Water
Women's Water Polo

Open Water

Junior attacker Michele Martinelli, shown here in March action in Blodgett Pool, is one of four Harvard players who has recorded at least 32 goals.

Open Water
Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Confronts Top-Ranked Foes

Now holding its highest ranking ever, the Crimson is preparing for a round-robin tournament against Indiana, Michigan, and Princeton, all of whom are in the top 25.