Harvard hockey defenseman Mark Fusco was awarded the Leonard M. Fowle Award, given annually to the most valuable college hockey player in New England, at the New England College Hockey Writers' Association dinner last week.
Fusco, a junior, led the Crimson to the NCAA quarterfinals--where the icemen lost to Wisconsin, the eventual tournament runner-up--this season. The award was based on voting by New England sportswriters, broadcasters and coaches.
In addition, Harvard forward Greg Olson, also a junior and one who has never received due credit for his lofty accomplishments, received the Joe Tomasello Award, which goes to the unsung hero in New England hockey Fusco and Harvard goaltender Wade Lau were named to the All-New England team.
Baseball vs. MIT at 3:00 p.m.
Softball at Boston University at 3:30 p.m.
Women's lacrosse vs. Boston College at 3:00 p.m.
Major League Baseball
The 1982 baseball season got underway yesterday afternoon when the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2, in a rain-shortened, eight-inning game. The first contest of every season traditionally takes places in Cincinnati, because the Reds are the oldest of the major league teams. Cubs catcher Keith Moreland, a recent acquisition, drove in two runs with a home run and a single to give starter Doug Bird the win and the Cubs a jump on the rest of the National League East.
Space shuttle astronauts Joe Engle and Richard Truly threw out the ceremonial first ball which had accompanied them on Columbia's second mission last November.
Meanwhile, in the American League, the Baltimore Orioles slammed four home runs, including a grand slam by first baseman Eddie Murray, to clobber the Kansas City Royals, 13-5.