Men's Water Polo

Harvard Takes Two Wins at Home vs. Brown, MIT

Harvard men’s water polo wrapped up Halloweekend with two more wins against Brown University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Crimson is back on a two game win streak after going 2-2 the prior weekend during its trip to California, where they fought well against multiple top-ten ranked opponents.

Men's Water Polo Bounces Back From Princeton Loss With Critical Victories

The Crimson (10-4, 4-1 Ivy League) emerged from the long weekend with a three game winning streak. Harvard swept all three opponents, besting Brown (9-7, 2-3) and Connecticut (1-6) on Saturday on a back-to-back road trip, before returning to Cambridge on Sunday to dismantle MIT (3-10, 1-5 NEWMAC).

Not A Basica Move

Andrej Basica, then a first-year, prepares to shoot in a 16-12 victory over Wagner on Sept. 4, 2021. Basica and the Crimson needed three wins over the weekend, and they got three wins.

St. Peter's Basica

Then first-year attacker Andrej Basica fires a shot in a 16-12 win over Wagner on September 5, 2021. Basica and the Crimson, after a strong season last year, are back at it again this year with a 5-3 record so far.

Men's Water Polo Splits California Weekend Tournament

The Harvard men’s water polo team split its four games at the Aggie Round Up in California, easily handling Occidental College and winning an overtime thriller against No. 13 University of California Irvine to elevate the Crimson’s ranking to No. 12 in the country.

Men’s Water Polo Sunk by Heartbreaking Final-Minute Loss in NWPC Semifinals

The Harvard men’s water polo team rode a five-game winning streak to Princeton, N.J., for the Northeast Water Polo Conference playoffs on Nov. 19-21. The No. 2 Crimson (26-6, 9-2 NWPC) entered the playoffs poised to make a run at defending its 2019 crown after it was stripped of that opportunity by the pandemic last fall.

Defense Wins Championships

The Harvard defense swarms a Wagner attacker in a matchup earlier this season.

Men’s Water Polo Tallies Three More Wins in California, Jumps to No. 11

The men’s water polo team continued its successful season Oct. 22-24 at the Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament, bringing its win-loss total to 20-3.

No. 14 Harvard Splash to Underwhelming Victory Against Rivals MIT, Looking Forward to Future

Water polo action saw Harvard (13-2, 3-0 Ivy League) take a convincing, albeit sloppy, 16-10 win over their cross-Cambridge rivals, MIT (3-8). The afternoon’s victory added the 13th tick to the Crimson’s flaming-hot 13-2 record and marked Harvard’s 20th consecutive win in the pool for this particular all-Cambridge match-up.

Nothing But Wet

Junior attacker Alex Tsotadze launches a shot in last week’s matchup with Wagner College, a contest in which he scored three goals. Tsotadze tallied four goals in Sunday’s 16-10 victory over its neighboring university, MIT, which bumped the team’s record to 13-2.

Men’s Water Polo Commences NWPC Campaign With Two Victories and a Loss

Harvard was busy on the road this weekend, with a trio of games against Princeton, St. Francis College Brooklyn, and Iona College. The Crimson brought back two wins, over the Tigers and Gaels of Iona to start the conference season with a 2-1 league record.

Win vs. Wagner

Sophomore Alexandru Bucur winds up against Wagner, a team Harvard has defeated twice thus far and will face again on Oct. 16.

In Photos: Harvard Athletic Events Return to Campus in Full Force

For the first time in roughly a year and a half, Harvard Athletics is back. Four teams took to the pool, field, and court across campus as fans cheered them on in an action-packed weekend after the first days of classes.

Back to Blodgett: Men’s Water Polo Set to Return to the Pool this Weekend in Bruno Classic

It has been almost a year and a half since the pandemic stopped Ivy League competition, sent Harvard students home, and flipped the world upside down — but Harvard men’s water polo is finally back in the pool together and looking ahead to its first competition in 644 days.

Winding Up

Junior attacker Alex Tsotadze winds up during a game in 2019. Tsotadze notched 56 goals as a sophomore in 2019, the third most on the team.

Just Keep Swimming: From Blodgett Pool to Manhattan Rivers

Even after four years of evading opponents in Blodgett Pool as a Harvard undergraduate, former Men’s Water Polo player Joseph H. Kaufman ’89 had never taken on a physical task as daunting as swimming the nearly 30-mile loop around Manhattan. That is until this summer, when Kaufman decided to take the plunge through the turbulent tides of the East, Harlem, and Hudson Rivers in New York City.

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