Kathy Delaney-Smith rose from the high school ranks to enjoy immense success at the collegiate level, but perhaps a more lasting aspect of her legacy is her ability to form meaningful relationships with her players, even beyond their careers at Harvard. From her time at Westwood High School, Delaney-Smith has had a knack for building programs and connecting with a community on a level deeper than basketball.
After a slow start, the Harvard women’s soccer team is poised to win the Ivy League championship. Leading the Crimson is newcomer Midge Purce. The freshman forward leads the Ivy League with 16 goals and 26 points.
Harvard captain Dan Ford and the men’s hockey team shutout Bentley in the Crimson’s season opener on Saturday for a 3-0 win. Harvard, which is predicted to finish fifth in the ECAC, starts conference play on Tuesday night on the road against media-favorite Rensselaer.