Michael D. Ledecky
The Harvard women’s golf team wrapped up its season on Saturday with a 20th-place finish at the NCAA West Regionals in Stanford, Calif. The Ivy League champions entered the national championship qualifier seeded 20th in a field of 24 schools. The Crimson matched expectations over the three-day event to finish 61-over-par with 913 strokes.
Timothy Williamson was named Harvard’s permanent Director of Athletic Communications on Thursday after serving in the role on an interim basis for three months. Williamson succeeds previous director Kurt K. Svoboda, who became the Senior Assistant Athletic Director at Stanford University in February.
While last year’s Harvard men’s lacrosse team may have underachieved, this year’s squad almost overachieved.
The Harvard softball team entered the weekend needing to take three of four from Dartmouth in a home-and-home series to play for the Ivy League Championship Series next weekend. After a Saturday doubleheader in Hanover, N.H, the Crimson (22-22, 12-8 Ivy) was still in the hunt for the North Division title as it split its two games with the division-leading Big Green (25-18, 15-5 Ivy).
Yale defeated the Harvard men’s lacrosse team, 11-10, on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium in the teams’ regular season finale. With the loss, the Crimson (6-8, 2-4 Ivy) concludes its second consecutive season without an Ivy League Tournament bid.
The Ivy League playoff scenario is simple for the Harvard men’s lacrosse team. With a loss, the Crimson would finish fifth in the conference, just outside the top four teams that will vie for the Ivy League Tournament title in Ithaca, N.Y., next weekend. With a win, Harvard would leapfrog Penn and Yale to secure the tournament’s third seed.
Friday’s city-wide lockdown prompted seven Harvard varsity teams to postpone or withdraw from competition.
In its final test before the Ivy League Championships, the Harvard women’s golf team placed third out of 14 northeastern colleges at the two-day Brown BEAR Invitational in Barrington, R.I., Monday.
Sophomore midfielder Murphy Vandervelde raised his arms in the air as his teammates mobbed him,celebrating their first win over a ranked opponent this season. With the game down to a single shot and a playoff berth on the line, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team had turned to its newest sharpshooter. Vandervelde delivered.
Because Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scholarships, leaving a team may come at a smaller cost to a potential athlete at Harvard than at another Division I school, where a former athlete can lose his or her scholarship and the financial support it provides.
In its first tournament of the spring season, the Harvard women’s golf team finished tied for 11th out of 18 teams this weekend at the Rebel Intercollegiate tournament at the Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Miss.
Pieter Lehrer, associate head coach at the University of California, Berkeley, was named the new coach of the Harvard’s men’s soccer team on Thursday.
The Crimson (4-5, 1-1 Ivy) entered Saturday night’s contest at Soldiers Field looking to upset the No. 10/12 team in the nation for the first time in four seasons. With a controlled attack and a few key stops, Harvard came oh-so-close to its first signature win of the season in front of a nationally-televised audience.
The Harvard wrestling team’s co-captains wrapped up their collegiate careers Friday with early-round exits as three Crimson grapplers competed at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Four unanswered fourth-quarter goals propelled Brown to an 11-9 home win over the Harvard men's lacrosse team Saturday night in the teams' Ivy League opener.