Harvard football started two quarterbacks last season and Tom Stewart wasn't one. But with his strong two-touchdown performance at the Spring Game this weekend, he's in the hunt for the job in the 2018 season.
In a 3-1 decision over Princeton at George Mason’s Recreation Athletic Complex, Harvard clinched its first ever EIVA Championship title and punched its subsequent first ever ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
Harvard is one of the four teams that will be descending on Fairfax, Va., in an effort to grab the EIVA tournament trophy and punch it’s ticket to the national bracket. Seeded third, the Crimson will square up against No. 2 seeded Penn State in the semi-final match Thursday.
With a six-game win streak and recent defeat of 11-season consecutive EIVA division champion Penn State in the rearview mirror, Harvard traveled to George Mason for the EIVA regular season championship match with a beefy résumé.
A high of 83 degrees Fahrenheit welcomed the Harvard track and field team deep into the heart of Texas this weekend as the teams competed against the nation’s top talent in the state’s capital, hosted by the University of Texas.
The Crimson sent 19 fencers the NCAA Northwestern Regionals. From there, it was all freshmen with Tourette winning gold for the men’s foil and Kukadia ascending the podium in women’s epee. Overall, of the 19 fencers 10 finished in the top 10 spots within their respective divisions.
Facing the raucous crowds of Trinity, No. 3 Harvard men’s squash squared off with the defending national champions for the Potter Cup. The team defeated Penn and upset Columbia before falling to Trinity (20-0) in the final.
Over the course of the two-day Ivy League Heps meet, the Crimson left Hanover, N.H., with a second place and 105 point effort by the women’s team in addition to a sixth place finish by the men—who accumulated 51 points.
Less than a month from the Ivy Indoor Heptagonal Championships, the Harvard track and field team has bolstered it’s schedule. Competing in two meets this over the weekend break—prior to next week’s four meets—individual performances and rookies shined in the Crimson Elite and the Scarlet and White Invitational.
Individual performances highlighted Harvard track and field’s latest trip across Beantown, this time to Northeastern. When all the events had finished, the group of athletes that represented Harvard earned third in the men’s division and fifth in the women’s.
Taking to the strips once again for the first time in a month and a half, Harvard traveled to Queens, N.Y., for the St. John’s Invitational, squaring off against some of the top ranked programs in the nation.