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Julio Fierro

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Firkser Continues Harvard’s Tight End Dominance

​If someone were to tell you that three out of the last four starting tight ends for a college went on to play in the NFL, there’d probably be a few schools that pop up in your head such as USC, Alabama, Notre Dame, etc. But what about Harvard?

California Dreamin'
Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Falls Twice on Trip to California

In its first pair of road clashes, the Harvard men’s soccer team traveled to the Bay Area to face off against perennial powerhouses No. 25 Stanford and California, returning home with a pair of defeats at the hands of the Pac-12 schools.

Sad Day for Sady
Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Falls to Seattle in Scrappy Affair

​A 44th-minute score doomed the Harvard men’s soccer team to its first loss of the season as the Crimson suffered a 1-0 defeat.

Franklin in Front
Track and Cross Country

Harvard Athletes Excel at USA Olympics Track and Field Trials

A name not normally associated with the Olympics, the Harvard women’s track and field program made its presence felt during the trials period, as a strong contingent of student athletes competed for spots on their respective nation’s roster.

Nikki's Niche
Track and Cross Country

Nikki Okwelogu

For the second straight Olympic games, the Harvard track and field program will field an athlete to represent the Crimson.

Henrik Rummel '09
Men's Crew

Henrik Rummel '09

Despite being born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Harvard grad Henrik Rummel ’09 will find himself donning the USA colors for the second times at the Olympics when he competes in Rio.

Michael DiSanto '12
Men's Crew

Michael DiSanto '12

An Economics major who captained the Crimson before graduating in 2012, the Boston native was a pivotal component of three consecutive top-five finishes at the IRA National Championships during his time in Cambridge.

Vincent Breet
Men's Crew

Vincent Breet

One of just three current undergraduates who will be representing the Crimson in Rio de Janeiro this summer, rising senior Vincent Breet will be part of the South African Coxless Four Boat looking to take home the gold medal.

Andrew Campbell Jr. '14
Men's Crew

Andrew Campbell Jr. '14

Of the three Harvard graduates representing USA men’s rowing, Andrew Campbell Jr. ’14 will be the only one competing at the lightweight level but will look to leave his mark when he begins rowing in Rio.

Okwelogu
Track and Cross Country

Okwelogu Shines on International Stage in African Championships

Rising senior Nikki Okwelogu will represent Nigeria in Rio this coming August.

On Campus

Argentinian National Soccer Team Warms Up for Copa America Quarterfinal at Harvard

Just a few days before its Copa America Centenario quarterfinal matchup against South American rival Venezuela at Gillette Stadium, the Argentinian National Soccer Team stationed itself at Harvard’s Ohiri Field to partake in training this week.

Track City
Track and Cross Country

Team of the Year: Women's Track and Field, a Crimson Dynasty

Under coach Jason Saretsky, the Harvard women's track and field has established itself as an Ivy League and national powerhouse, building an impressive reign over the top of the standings in the past five years.

A Stone's Throw from Greatness
Women's Ice Hockey

Sturdy as Stone: Coach Katey Stone's Impact on Women's Hockey

The most prolific head coach in collegiate women's hockey, Harvard coach Katey Stone has greatly influenced and built both the Crimson program and the sport in general in her 21 years in Cambridge.

Cheeky Performance
Men's Lacrosse

Athlete of the Week: Cheek Nets Nine Goals in Victory Over No. 2/2 Brown

Sophomore attackman Morgan Cheek lit up then-No. 2/2 Brown, which boasted a defense allowing less than nine goals-per-game, for nine scores and 10 points to lead Harvard to victory. It was only the second time that the Crimson defeated a No. 2 ranked team since coach Chris Wojcik ’96 joined the program in 2011.

Women's Basketball

Former Crimson Standout Temi Fagbenle Drafted By WNBA

​After a year away from Cambridge in Los Angeles, former Harvard women’s basketball standout Temi Fagbenle was drafted 35th overall in the WNBA draft to the Minnesota Lynx. Fagbenle transferred to the University of Southern California to pursue a graduate degree after playing three years for Harvard. She is the second Harvard player ever to be selected in the WNBA draft.