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Plays of the Week: Harvard Edition

Here are your top three plays of the week.


Athlete of the Week: Hunter Ladnier

Junior wrestler Hunter Ladnier performed admirably at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, where he tied for fourth overall in the team’s first event of the season. The 157-pounder was Harvard’s top point-scorer at the event.


Athlete of the Week: Tom Stewart

Until less than a month ago, senior quarterback Tom Stewart was not even starting for Harvard. A mere four weeks later, he has etched his name into the Crimson’s record books.


Tuntivate Wins Ivy Heps, Guides Men's Cross Country to Second Place

With the blink of an eye, junior Kieran Tuntivate raced past the finish line, inching out the Tigers’ Conor Lundy for a first-place finish at the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championship.


Athlete of the Week: Tyler Adams

Wideout Tyler Adams had just one career reception prior to his breakout game on Friday night against Holy Cross. Now, the sophomore looks to sustain his newfound role in the season's second half.


Athletes of the Week: Christina Cornelius and Grace Roberts Burbank

After suffering three successive losses coming into this past weekend, Harvard women's volleyball had a strong showing in its past two games, spearheaded by captain Christina Cornelius and junior hitter Grace Roberts Burbank.


Alumni Update: Jimmy Vesey

After helping bring the Harvard men’s hockey program back under the national spotlight, Jimmy Vesey ’16 has cemented himself as a nightly regular in the New York Rangers lineup.


Athlete of the Week: Jillian Wachira

Jillian Wachira’s first career goal could hardly have come at a better time. In a tense, low-scoring game against a strong Yale team, her 29th minute game-winning strike was just enough to ensure victory for Harvard women’s soccer.


Alumni Update: Harvard's Presence in the NFL

Even though Ryan Fitzpatrick has been carrying the Harvard football mantle, there are eight more Harvard players currently on NFL rosters or practice squads, making Harvard the FCS school with the most active NFL players.


Donato and Welch ('05) Named to U.S. Olympic Roster

Two players from the Harvard hockey program will represent the United States in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, USA Hockey announced at the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic on Monday. Junior forward Ryan Donato received this distinct honor, as well as former Crimson blue-liner Noah Welch ’05.


Shinny in Minny: Previewing Men's Hockey's Trip Up To Minnesota for a Weekend Back-to-Back

​The last time the Harvard men’s hockey team played at the University of Minnesota, Jimmy Vesey ’16 hadn’t won his Hobey Baker yet. Now, the No. 13/11 Crimson will need some heroics to get past the No. 7/6 Gophers this weekend. In 69 years and 29 games of series history, Harvard has never beaten Minnesota on the road in regulation.


Tweets of the Week

Here's all the best from your favorite Harvard athletes this past week, the week of November 6th.


Red Card Proves Fatal for Men's Soccer

​A case of mistaken identity, coupled with tight play-calling, may have helped to put an end to Harvard Men’s Soccer’s Ivy League hopes.


Tweets of the Week

Fall sports are winding down and winter sports are gearing up, so there’s even more Twitter shenanigans to enjoy from Harvard athletes.


Ranking Men's Basketball's Nonconference Opponents: No. 13

Starting today and continuing through the Crimson’s season opener on Nov. 10 against MIT, men’s basketball beat writer Stephen Gleason will look at Harvard’s 13 nonconference opponents. To kick things off, coming in at No. 13 is MIT.


Athlete of the Week: Charlie Booker Runs All Over Lafayette

In the 700th game played at Harvard Stadium, Crimson running back Charlie Booker had a performance for the ages. Against Lafayette, the junior racked up a career-high 159 rushing yards on 23 carries and added a touchdown. He was an integral piece of Harvard’s relentless running game and 38-10 domination of the Leopards.


Skiing Standout Nadler Named to William S. Broadbent Family Harvard Skiing All-Time Team

Rebecca Nadler '14 will become the first Harvard skier to be chosen to the newly created William S. Broadbent Family Harvard Skiing All-Time Team. She will be honored later this year.


Men's Hockey Earns Top Seed in East Regional of NCAA Tournament

On Friday, the Crimson will travel to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. to face off against No. 12/12 Providence College, as released by the NCAA on Sunday. The puck will drop at 4:00 p.m. EST and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU.


Athlete of the Week Runners-Up: Cheek, Wrestling Post Elite Results

While this week’s Athlete of the Week honors went to members of the Ivy League Championship winning women’s squash team, four other student-athletes had especially impressive performances this week, earning them Athlete of the Week runners-up honors.


Where Are They Now? Former Harvard Pitchers Take the Mound

Pitchers Brent Suter, Frank Herrmann, and Sean Poppen all share a background in a Crimson uniform. The three are, however, entering the 2017 spring at various stages of their careers beyond Harvard’s gates.


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