The Harvard men's water polo team fell to Brown in the CWPA Northern Division championship game, but 2014 was an important year for the Crimson program.
Harvard tested its skills against national opponents in Texas and Georgia, and it certainly proved to be a worthy competitor.
The Crimson claimed victory in its first meet of the season, earning nine first-place finishes to top the Big Red, 169-131, and the Big Green, 246-54, at Blodgett Pool.
It may not have come out on top at the end of the day, but the Harvard men’s water polo team had a lot to be pleased with this weekend.
Though they are now focused on the political arena, Massachusetts’s Governor-elect Charlie Baker ’79 and Attorney General-elect Maura Healey ’92 have past experience in a different type of arena—the basketball arena.
To say the Harvard men’s water polo team’s loss to Brown on Sunday morning was close would be an understatement.
Despite coming away with a win in its second game of the weekend after losing to No. 13 Brown in the first, Harvard struggled on the defensive end and came away unsatisfied with its results.
The Harvard men’s water polo team (12-4, 3-2 CWPA) dominated the pool this weekend, winning all five of its west-coast games over the course of three days.
This year, Harvard looks to capitalize on the momentum from the second half of the 2013 campaign.
At the end of the 2012-2013 season, the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team was hungry for more. But in 2014, the Crimson finally reached the top.
He may have been one of the youngest members of the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team but that didn’t stop freshman Eric Ronda from making a splash in his rookie year. In his inaugural season for the Crimson, Ronda quickly adjusted to the fast-paced tempo of collegiate swimming.
While breaking over a dozen school records, the Harvard women's track and field team won both the Indoor and Outdoor Heptagonal meet titles. The men placed third at both meets, as well.
For the members of the Harvard cross country team, 2013 was the year in which they proved just how fast they could go, as both the men’s and women’s squads demonstrated that they could be competitive on the national level.
Along with the women’s team title, eight Crimson athletes earned individual titles, while several others set personal bests or added their names to the record books.
Records also fell at the Skyhawk Invite, UCSD Triton Invitational, and the OTC Elite Invitational for the Harvard men's and women's track and field teams.