Coach Ted Minnis led both the men's and women's water polo teams to historic campaigns in 2016-2017.
The Crimson advanced to the semifinals after a come-from-behind win over No. 16 Indiana, but losses against No. 7 Michigan and No. 15 Hartwick followed.
Competing at Brown, the No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo team found mixed success in a trio of conference games. The Crimson (14-12, 4-4 CWPA) concluded its regular season with a one-point loss against No. 18 Hartwick (22-9, 6-2) on Friday, and a 7-3 loss against No. 14 Indiana (18-9, 5-3) and 14-3 win against St. Francis (PA) (10-19, 0-8) on Saturday.
On Wednesday night, playing at home in Blodgett Pool, the No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo team fought its way to a crucial 8-7 win over Ivy League rival Brown.
The No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo team played three conference games, splitting the weekend 2-1. On Saturday, the Crimson defeated Bucknell, 9-5, and George Washington, 15-8. On Sunday, Harvard dropped its second conference game to Michigan, 7-15.
Returning from its West Coast road trip, the No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo team dominated both of its games in Pennsylvania over the weekend.
The No. 20 Harvard women’s water polo team finished its West Coast road trip with a 4-3 record, closing out the week with a strong win over Fresno Pacific, a pair of tough losses to No. 9 Pacific and No. 14 San Jose State, and an overtime victory against Santa Clara.
Traveling to California over spring break to play seven West Coast teams, the No. 20 Harvard women's water polo team finished its first few days with mixed results. The Crimson fell to No. 4 California, 14-7, before beating Sonoma St., 13-10, and falling to No. 14 UC Davis, 10-6.
The Crimson finished in 11th place out of the 16 EISA teams competing at the event hosted by Bates College.
The No. 19 Crimson failed to keep pace with the undefeated Tigers after a 5-5 tie early in the fourth quarter.
“We weren't able to achieve the results we were looking for,” junior Kelly Steeves said. “Dartmouth is a relatively flat hill and unforgiving hill that leaves no room for mistakes.”
The Crimson downed Wagner, George Washington, and Gannon.
Competing at Brown, the Crimson dropped the first match of the Bruno Classic to No. 21 Wagner but rebounded with a decisive 13-6 win against Iona.
On Friday, the skiing team traveled to Stowe, Vt. for the University of Vermont Carnival where it competed against a strong field of skiers to finish 10th out of the 16 EISA teams. Dartmouth won both the alpine event and the overall.
Racing in very competitive fields, stacked with current and former U.S. Ski Team members, the nation’s top young athletes and the best collegiate racers from the 17 teams in the NCAA Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association, Harvard finished in 10th place.