Sports Features


Going Yard?

Tommy Seidl '21 hits during a weekly scrimmage at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Mass. Scrimmages have been taking place at the site throughout fall 2020.


A Whole New Ballgame

For Jaren Zinn ‘21, it is all about maximizing the opportunities that he has. That is why the 6’4” right-handed pitcher is taking a leave of absence this semester, choosing instead to live and train in Allston, Mass., with a few of his teammates. Zinn hopes that by focusing on baseball this semester, he can make the most of his remaining two years of eligibility with Harvard Baseball.


From the Water to a Farm, Caroline Noble Makes Her Mark

The coronavirus pandemic has been nothing short of a call to action for many. Students, teachers, and administrators are all doing their part in the fight against COVID-19. This effort extends beyond Harvard’s campus to Surprise Valley, Calif., where co-captain Caroline Noble of the Radcliffe Women’s Heavyweight Crew team is doing her part.


Australian First-Year Student-Athletes Navigate the New Normal

You might find some on-campus student-athletes running along the Charles, waiting for their team’s designated time slot to lift in Harvard’s athletic facilities, or following Google docs with workouts prepared by their coaches. Not all first-year students were allowed back on campus this semester, however.


Victory

First-year rower Alex Smits celebrates a victory with teammates in Australia, and she is hoping to do the same in Cambridge sometime in the not-so-distant future.


Winding Up

First-year water polo standout Dany Zapata Rincon, pictured above winding up a shot, has tried to find the silver linings that come from training and studying Down Under, halfway across the world.


Slugger

Jake Suddleson '20 takes an at-bat in a 2019 matchup with the Yale Bulldogs. In the 2019 campaign, Suddleson's junior season, the now-member of the Oakland Athletics organization put together a 0.372 batting average with 11 home runs.


Marathon with a Meaning

A lot of people planned to use quarantine as an opportunity to work out every day and improve their health, or to focus themselves on aiding the fight against the novel coronavirus. Some of those people fell short of their lofty ambitions. But women’s heavyweight rower Heidi Jacobsen ‘24 managed to do both at the same time, undertaking the challenge of walking a marathon while in the process making a huge difference in her community.


Suddleson Steadfast Despite Lost Season

“It was disappointing but also added fuel to the fire,” Suddleson said. “The only thing to do after [not getting drafted] is to keep working hard and keep playing hard because that’s all you can do.”


Marathon Fundraiser

Heidi Jacobsen '24 and Bella Subramaniam at the beach in Greenwich, Conn., as part of their marathon walk to raise money for their local hospital.


Contact Sport to Combat Sport

First-year Brock Locnikar poses in Harvard Stadium, but he hopes to take the field as a player soon. Until then, he will be taking on a different kind of contact sport: mixed martial arts.


History 1852: Finding Sports When Sports Are Hard to Find

Although the gates may be locked at Harvard stadium and scooters are not littering Harvard Yard, Crimson sports are still alive. And in the most Harvard way possible, they have just moved to the classroom.


Game Face

In a normal year, Fella would be donning the Harvard uniform and advancing the ball downfield.


Black Lives Matter

The scoreboard at Oracle Park in San Francisco, where Wednesday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants was one of three MLB games to be postponed after player conversations.


30 Years Later: The Historic Season That Harvard Women’s Lacrosse Was Perfect

It has been 30 years since the Harvard women’s lacrosse team made history. In 1990, the Crimson outscored Maryland 8-7 to win the first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship for a Harvard women's team.


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