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Men's Water Polo

Minnis Reaches New Heights: Coach of the Year

Coach Ted Minnis led both the men's and women's water polo teams to historic campaigns in 2016-2017.

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Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Posts Highest-Ever Finish at CWPA Tournament

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.

Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Loses Two of Three to Wrap Up Conference Play

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.

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Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Picks Up Important Win Against Brown

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.

Women's Water Polo

Harvard Women's Water Polo Splits Conference Games

​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.

Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Defeats Two Opponents by Double Digits

​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.

Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Splits Four Games to Close Out Road Trip

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.

Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Loses Two of Three to Begin West Coast Trip

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.


At Regional Championships, Skiing Falls Outside Top 10

The Crimson finished in 11th place out of the 16 EISA teams competing at the event hosted by Bates College.

Women's Water Polo

No. 10 Princeton Scores Late Win over Women's Water Polo

The No. 19 Crimson failed to keep pace with the undefeated Tigers after a 5-5 tie early in the fourth quarter.


Skiing Takes Home Top 10 Finish at Dartmouth Carnival

“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.”

Women's Water Polo

No. 21 Women's Water Polo Sweeps through Tournament

The Crimson downed Wagner, George Washington, and Gannon.

Women's Water Polo

No. 18 Women's Water Polo Splits Matches to Open Season

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.


Skiing Takes 10th at UVM Carnival

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.


Skiing Kicks Off Season With Strong Results at St. Lawrence Carnival

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.