For the first time since 2009, the Harvard women’s fencing team earned a share of the Ivy League Championship trophy, thanks to strong performances from the saber squad and an epee group that held its own despite its relative lack of experience.
Harvard fencer Eli Dershwitz (left) faces off against Korea's Junghwan Kim, the No. 2-ranked men's saber fencer in the world.
Fencing against fields that featured three different Olympic champions and a handful of Olympic medalists over the weekend, three Crimson fencers took part in the FIE Grand Prix at Harvard’s Gordon Indoor Track and held their own against the best saber fencing competition in the world.
Both the men’s and women’s fencing teams went undefeated over the weekend at the annual Traditional Tournament to carry momentum from last season’s strong NCAA Tournament finishes.
After a long offseason layoff, the Harvard men’s and women’s fencing squads travelled to Penn State to compete in the Garret Penn State Open, which saw Harvard fencers competing as individuals in a crowded field. Despite competing with what junior foil fencer Stephen Mageras described as one of the smallest collegiate teams in the field, the Crimson had a few solid performances in the season’s first competition.
The weekend saw different sorts of firsts for members old and new on the Harvard women’s golf squad, which finished fourth in its first tournament of the 2015-2016 campaign.
After the previous week’s 5-2 win at home over Bryant, the Harvard field hockey team could not keep up the momentum, falling to Maine by a 7-1 score.
For some athletes, collegiate competition is not enough. Freshman sabre fencer Eli Dershwitz came to Harvard with the full knowledge that he would be taking a break from the team after his freshman season.
At the end of a weekend of play, the Crimson took home 10th place in the NCAA Regional tournament.
The Harvard women's golf team secured its fourth conference title and a spot in the NCAA Regionals with a one-stroke win over Yale at the Ivy League Championships in Bethlehem, Pa.
For many of Harvard's athletes of faith, religion is a strong component of their identity both on and off the field. However, balancing that identity with the demands of a varsity sport is anything but easy.
After an up and down first round that saw the group shoot 15 shots off the lead, the Crimson women’s golf team turned in lower scores in each of its next two rounds, finishing fourth among a stacked field at the Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif.
Freshman fencer Eli Dershwitz won the World Junior Saber Title on Tuesday at the Cadet and Junior World Championships after tying for third place in the NCAA Championships two weeks ago.
Freshman John Fallon, entering the weekend just 3-for-14 on the season, broke out in a big way against Princeton and Cornell, going 11-for-15 in four games with eight RBIs and five runs.
Behind hat tricks from freshman midfielder Julia Glynn and sophomore midfielder Megan Hennessey as well as a strong defensive performance, the Crimson downed Brown to pick up its second straight Ivy win.