Men's Water Polo

Number 200: Men’s Water Polo vs. Princeton, Game of the Year

“I don’t think there was a feeling of anxiety or nervousness around the team, but I think that people definitely knew the pressure that was on us,” sophomore goalie Noah Hodge said. “Preparation-wise, everyone knew we just had to go out there and do what we’ve been doing all year.”

Holding Up Number 1's

Harvard managed to hold on to its one-goal lead over Princeton in the closing stages of the NWPC Championship. With the 8-7 victory, the team earned the chance for a photo op and an NCAA Tournament berth.

Undefeated Men’s Water Polo Secures NWPC Championship, Berth in NCAA Tournament

Now it is the first team to go undefeated in the Northeast Water Polo Conference regular season and tournament, with a historic 29-0 record.

Men's Water Polo Continues Perfect Season

After its most recent victories, Harvard’s win streak currently stands at 22. As it tries to extend that this season, the team will stay alert and try to avoid complacency.

No. 12 Men’s Water Polo Sets Win-Streak Record

With results coming in like a broken record, it was only a matter of time before the Crimson started breaking records, and the squad did just that on Sunday, setting a new program mark for consecutive victories.

Dennis the Menace

Junior attacker Dennis Blyashov winds up for a shot on goal.

No. 12 Men’s Water Polo Stays Undefeated at Bucknell Invite

Harvard carried its momentum from last week’s Princeton Invite into this weekend’s slate of dominance. The squad’s current win streak of nine games is one shy of the longest streak in college history.

The Splash Zone

Sophomore goalie Noah Hodge defends a shot from close range. Harvard’s defense held strong in the close victory against UC San Diego, and Hodge, who was named NWPC Defensive Player of the Week last week, recorded an assist to go along with ten saves against the Tritons.

Winding Up

Junior attacker Dennis Blyashov winds up for a shot. The second contest of the weekend took place at eight o’clock in the morning, but the Crimson attack appeared unfazed by the early start time. Blyashov and sophomore attacker Alex Tsotadze both tallied four goals, and sophomore attacker Michael Sonsini poured in a pair while Hodge had two assists.

Unleash It

The Crimson was just one win away from the NCAA tourney as the CWPA representative.

Men's Water Polo Caps Season with Deep Postseason Run

Harvard (22-8, 10-2 NWPC) capped off yet another successful season with a deep run in conference tournament play. Ultimately, the run concluded with a defeat to Princeton 12-10 in the NWPC championship game.

Nine of 10

In the middle stretch of the season, the Crimson went on a hot streak and won nine out of ten games.

New Coast, Same Results for Crimson Co-Captain Austin Sechrest

For Sechrest, now a junior co-captain for the Crimson, post-victory celebrations are both a welcome and frequent part of his water polo career. Whether the enthusiasm comes from getting into Harvard or tossing the ball into the net during a high-stakes game, success has never had any trouble finding the former Capistrano Valley Cougar.

Water Polo Battles in Final Home Games of the Season

As October comes to a close, the men’s water polo team enters the final stretch of the 2018 season with two weekend matches against St. Francis (N.Y.) and Iona. This Saturday’s doubleheader comes after a 2-1 finish during its West Coast road trip at the Julian Fraser Memorial tournament in Santa Clara, Calif.

Eyes Wide

In the last home games of the season, the men's water polo team will take on Iona and St. Francis.

Men's Water Polo Comes Away with Two of Three from Invite

For the second straight day, the Harvard men’s water polo team found itself locked in a tight battle against another ranked team late in the fourth quarter. The result would determine whether the squad would emerge from the weekend Invite with a winning record.

Water Boys

Harvard went 3-0 in its own invite this weekend, downing No. 18 Wagner, No. 15 Bucknell and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

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