Sports Commencement 2016

Getting Better Together

Though the team's merit and relevance have been challenged in the past, its journey to the NCAA Tournament the past two years has cemented a place for Harvard Hockey on campus.

Four's a Crowd

May 9: After becoming Harvard's fourth Hobey Baker Award winner in program history, Vesey (second from the left) was honored alongside the Crimson's first three winners at a reception in Downtown Boston.

First Hatty

Jan. 15: With the Crimson facing a 1-0 third-period deficit against St. Lawrence, Vesey, shown in later action, scored three times in less than five minutes to give the Crimson a win and the senior his first career hat trick.

One Line

Over the course of the last few years, the team has come together on and off the ice to bring a stronger core of leadership to Harvard Hockey and establish a connection with the Harvard community.

Last Hurrah

March 12: Vesey's final career goal at the Bright Center pushed the Crimson's lead to 6-2 over RPI in Game 2 of the ECAC Quarterfinals, helping Harvard punch its ticket to Lake Placid.

Male Athlete of the Year: Jimmy Vesey

Men's hockey senior forward Jimmy Vesey was dubbed the top collegiate hockey player in the nation as the recipient of the 2016 Hobey Baker Award, capping a decorated career with the Crimson.

The Catalysts

Senior forward Kyle Criscuolo takes a shot on goal with classmate Jimmy Vesey (19) in the background. The co-captains were two of the biggest contributors to the rejuvenated success of the program.

Male Breakout Athlete of the Year: Zena Edosomwan

After being one of the most sought after recruits in history for the Crimson, Edosomwan put up less than impressive numbers his first two years with the team, though he turned his game around this season and averaged 13.1 points a game.

Team of the Year: Women's Track and Field, a Crimson Dynasty

Under coach Jason Saretsky, the Harvard women's track and field has established itself as an Ivy League and national powerhouse, building an impressive reign over the top of the standings in the past five years.

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