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Sam O.M. Christenfeld

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Adult Swim
Men's Swimming

No Days Off for Farris: Male Rookie of the Year

In his first year with the men's swimming and diving team, Dean Farris shattered numerous records and led the Crimson to an Ivy League championship.

Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Falls to Cornell in Ivy Tournament

With the 16-11 loss to Cornell in the semifinals of the Ivy League Tournament, the women's lacrosse team's season has drawn to a close.

Ford: Built Tough
Women's Lacrosse

No. 11 Cornell Clamps Down on Women's Lacrosse

Although the Crimson lost 13-6, the team will have a shot at redemption on Friday when it faces Cornell again in the Ivy Tournament semifinal.

Women's Lacrosse

Quakers Spoil Harvard Women's Lacrosse Senior Night

Harvard competed in its final Ancient Eight home matchup of the season. The Crimson was unable to mount a comeback against Penn despite late-game heroics on Senior Night.

Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Puts Brown to the Sword

A week ago, the Harvard women’s lacrosse managed just five goals against No. 7 Princeton. This Saturday, the Crimson’s attack matched that total in the first 12 minutes of its matchup against Brown.

Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Overwhelmed by Princeton in Second Half

For 15 minutes of Saturday’s game against No. 7 Princeton, everything seemed to be going well for the Harvard women’s lacrosse team. The Tigers had scored three times, and the Crimson had answered each goal with a score of its own, leaving the game tied at 3-3 halfway through the opening period. However, the Tigers had a significant edge in the only category that really counts. Princeton (9-1, 3-0 Ivy League) blew Harvard (6-5, 3-1 Ivy) away with a barrage of goals, erasing any memory of the early tie as it beat the Crimson, 20-5, in Princeton, N.J.

Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Remains Undefeated in Conference with 17-12 Win over Dartmouth

In each of its last two matchups, the Harvard women’s lacrosse team has had to contend with a late push from its opponent. Dartmouth’s late efforts would not be enough to overcome a dominating offensive performance from the Crimson. In the end, Harvard (6-4, 3-0 Ivy) came away with the win in Hanover, N.H., beating out the Big Green, 17-12 to remain undefeated in the Ancient Eight.

Lion Tamer
Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Drops Thriller to Stanford in Final Seconds

The Harvard women’s lacrosse team certainly has experience with close games. Tuesday’s non-conference matchup against Stanford at Harvard Stadium fit the pattern. Despite holding the lead for the majority of the game, the Crimson let up a goal in the final two seconds to lose by a single tally, 10-9.

Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Outlasts Columbia

In a scrappy, back and forth contest with Columbia, Harvard took the match up 10-8. The victory marks the team’s fourth game this season that has been decided by two points or fewer.

Men's Swimming

Men's Swimming and Diving Concludes 2017 Season at NCAA Championships

In 2017, the Crimson completed an undefeated dual campaign, won the regular season Ancient Eight title, and brought home a 24th Ivy League Championship Meet crown. This week, Harvard added another accomplishment to its collection, finishing 27th at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The team also picked up three All-America honors, its highest total since 2005.

Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Trounces Siena by 14 Goals

Senior Marisa Romeo tallied four goals for the third time in the previous four contests.

Making a Splash
Men's Swimming

Men's Swimming and Diving Brings Kiphuth Trophy Back to Blodgett

On Wednesday, the Bob Kiphuth Trophy—the award given to the winner of the men’s Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships—arrived at Blodgett Pool. After four days of competition, it will be staying in Cambridge for the next year.

Rookie Time
Women's Lacrosse

Freshmen Offer Immediate Impact for Women's Lacrosse

Recruiting has played a huge part in the team’s improvement. Since 2011, head coach Lisa Miller has brought on 28 high school All-Americans. In 2014, the team’s incoming freshmen—now seniors—were ranked the seventh-best recruiting class in the nation.

Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Wins Season Opener Against UNH

The Crimson kicked off its season in decisive fashion on Saturday, riding a dominant offensive performance to an 18-11 win over the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.

Men's Swimming

Men's Swimming and Diving Rolls Yale, Finishes Perfect Regular Season

​The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team’s meet against Yale was supposed to be a competitive affair—a matchup between the two remaining undefeated programs in the Ivy League, featuring some of the conference’s top swimmers. In the end, though, the contest looked more like just another practice for the Crimson.