Orlea L. Miller
The Crimson opened its 2014 season with two games this weekend, emerging victorious against Bryant on Friday night and over Holy Cross on Sunday afternoon at Jordan Field.
When Harvard claimed the 2014 Ivy League Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship back in February, coach Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 didn’t attribute the win to any individual performances. She instead characterized the victory as a test of the team’s ability to respond to adversity.
With the disappointment of not meeting expectations last season weighing heavily, the Harvard field hockey team is already looking forward to the fall with a new mentality and concrete goals in mind.
Pressure is nothing new for collegiate athletes. However, certain dietary demands inherent in sports exacerbate these pressures, leading to unhealthy eating practices that toe the line with medically diagnosible disordered eating.
Perhaps no player answered more of this season's questions than junior wing Wesley Saunders, who helped the team duplicate last season’s NCAA success by dispatching No. 5 seed Cincinnati last Thursday
Sophomore Danielle Lee is used to setting and breaking records. When the Crimson swimmer helped her team win an Ivy League Championship a month ago, she broke the conference record for her 400-medley relay performance with a time of 52.77 seconds, and set a new record for Harvard too.
The Harvard men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs proved their dominance within the Ivy League with their individual league championships but in the upcoming weeks, a few Crimson athletes will have the chance to represent Harvard on a national scale.
Seniors Becca Nadler, Jen Rolfes, and Chris Stock, along with junior Akeo Maifeld-Carucci, competed in Park City, Utah and combined to help the Crimson secure 14th place out of 23 teams overall.
Delaney-Smith won her 514th game on Saturday night, tying former Princeton men’s coach Pete Carril for the most wins by an Ivy League basketball coach.
The Harvard women’s swimming and diving team finished with 1409 points, edging out Princeton by just 25, to take home the Ancient Eight crown this past weekend.
Participating in a sport that is focused entirely on time, it was fitting that seniors Kyle Krueger and Paige Newell ended their swimming careers not necessarily thinking about how fast they were swimming, but about how they had arrived at this moment.
One doesn’t normally associate hat tricks with swimming and diving, but the Harvard women’s swimming and diving scored a rare three-peat, winning the HYP meet for the third year in a row. The victory over Yale and Princeton at the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool marks the end of Ivy League competition for the Crimson this season.
The Harvard men’s Nordic team placed fourth and third on Friday and Saturday, respectively, in its 10K classic and 15K freestyle races. The women’s team placed fifth and 11th in its 5K classic and 10K freestyle competitions.
Winter break is not yet over and Dartmouth’s famous Winter Carnival hasn’t yet occurred, but the Harvard track and field team’s season is just getting started. The Crimson traveled to Hanover, New Hampshire, to compete at the Dartmouth Relays, where the women’s and men’s teams placed second and third among 14 schools, respectively.
The Crimson ended its first day of play by winning three matches, beating No. 5 Stanford, No. 8 UCSB and University of the Pacific. The team’s only loss came at the hands of No. 15 California Baptist.