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It has been a season of adjustments across the river in Newell Boathouse, as both the men’s heavyweight and lightweight teams found themselves getting used to new coaches this year.
Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Scott.
Athletes take a variety of roads from Harvard to professional sports.
Comeback powers men's squash to semifinal victory.
The Crimson was perfect through the dual meet season, but a slow start at league champs prevented a title repeat.
Amidst concerns about the loss of its two top defenders, the Crimson opened the season with a five-game winning streak. Harvard won its first Ivy League title in four years and lost in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament.
On a squad that preaches “Team First,” it might seem difficult to single out and recognize an individual player. But co-captain Jillian Dempsey is no ordinary player.
As the first freshman in conference history to be selected to the All-Ivy First Team, the national leader among freshmen in minutes per game played, and the runner-up for rookies in assists per game with 5.6 a game, it is safe to say that point guard Siyani Chambers had a memorable first year on campus.
“Victoria is maybe at the top of the list of all student-athletes I’ve coached in the 30-odd years I’ve been coaching,”Crimson coach Kathy Delaney-Smith said. “If she’s not the best, she’s one of the best athletes who can handle pressure and who wants the ball in her hands with a chance to win.”
In college softball, it’s hard to improve on a season in which one hits .372 with six home runs and 40 runs batted in. Yet in a season with many new faces, junior third baseman Kasey Lange stepped up her production to another level.
Following the departures of the entire 2012 backcourt, the Harvard men’s basketball team needed someone to step up. Oliver McNally had graduated, senior Brandyn Curry had taken a leave of absence, and sophomore Corbin Miller had left on a two-year mission for the Church of Latter Day Saints. The only person left in the rotation was 6’6” sophomore wing Wesley Saunders.
A two-time All-American selection, Juszczyk was invaluable to the offense as a blocker for the top rushing offense in the Ivy League. But the senior’s role was expanded beyond the traditional tight end position, as Juszczyk became Chapple’s primary target and led the receiving corps.