With a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Brown sophomore Ammu Mandalap on Sunday afternoon, Harvard captain Hannah Morrill finished her Harvard Invitational with an unblemished record. Not only did the senior earn three wins in singles play on the weekend, she also partnered with freshman Monica Lin with the duo winning all three of their doubles matches on the weekend.
Strong performances from freshmen Monica Lin and Spencer Liang, as well as from sophomore Amy He led the Crimson squad, but the weekend would belong to Columbia, as Lions’ players won both the singles and doubles tournament.
According to statistics on the Head of the Charles website, the regatta weekend generates $4.8 million in local and state tax revenue. But the city is not the only local entity benefiting from the massive event.
Monica Lin and Liang started the tournament with a signature victory for Harvard, winning, 8-6, over the fifth seed, juniors Giuliana Olmos and Zoe Scandalis of USC.
After a 3-13 campaign last year, the Harvard field hockey team dropped its first two games of this season under second-year coach Tjerk van Herwaarden.
When Van Herwaarden arrived in Cambridge last year, he brought with him a new system in hopes of changing the direction of the Crimson’s field hockey program.
The Harvard field hockey team did not register a shot until the 37th minute of the game and failed to record a shot on goal all night in its 3-0 loss to No. 14 Massachusetts (4-0) in the Crimson’s (0-1) season opener Friday night at Richard F. Garber Field in Amherst, MA.
For the first time since 1994, the Harvard sailing team failed to finish in one of the all-important top eight spots at the New England Championships this past weekend.
The Crimson will take to the baseball diamond against the school’s biggest rival on four different occasions this weekend with second place in the Ivy League’s Red Rolfe division on the line.
Athlete of the week Runners-Up for the week of April 8th
Remember Visitas? That magical weekend when you acquainted yourself with your potential new home and met your fellow brilliant overachievers was not so long ago. As future members of the Class of 2017 prepare to come to campus sooner than you can say "advising fortnight," take a few minutes to walk down memory lane with us. By the way, for all you prefrosh out there: Hey there, future members of the Class of 2017! Welcome to Flyby. We've put together a little classification of the types of the characters you are likely to meet. See if you can spot these various species throughout the weekend.
Aisha Price’s sixth and final goal pulled the Crimson within two near the end of the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late for Harvard as it fell, 12-10, to Brown on senior night.
If you visited the Weston Ski Track on any given Monday afternoon this February, you would have been greeted by the inspiring sight of disabled veterans learning to ski. Their teachers aren’t just any ordinary ski instructors, though. Instead, they are members of the Harvard Nordic ski team who volunteer as part of the New England Nordic Ski Association’s Adaptive Ski program.
Here are some other great performances by Harvard athletes from this past week:
Of the 19 players listed on the Harvard roster, six are freshmen. Pitchers Jamie Halula and Morgan Groom, outfielder Zoe Galindo, catcher Rachel Halperin, and utility players Haley Davis and Alyssa Siegmann make up the class.