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Eight Guys, One Boat
Men's Crew

A Formidable Crew: Team of the Year, Runner-Up

Harvard men's lightweight crew remained undefeated for most of the dual season but recently finished fourth at Eastern Sprints. Can the team rebound ahead of the national championships?

Defending The Fort
Men's Ice Hockey

A Storm on Lake Placid: Heartbreak of the Year

After 40 minutes of play, Harvard men's ice hockey claimed a 3-1 lead. It would not stand.

Amelia Takes Flight
Women's Squash

Another Title in Hand: Team of the Year

The women's squash team went 15-0 on en route to its fourth consecutive national title.

First Up
Softball

Born to Play Softball: Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

As soon as she set foot on Harvard’s campus, Rhianna Rich established herself as the softball team’s starting shortstop. Now in the spring of her junior year, Rich has been a model of consistency for three straight seasons.

The Charles Boys
Men's Crew

Boyce's Crew: Coach of the Year

When Coach Billy Boyce took the helm of the men's lightweight crew team, he said he was looking forward to "building a championship-caliber team." Two year's later he has.

Sweet Spot
Softball

Covering All the Bases: Female Comeback Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

Coming off an ACL injury which held her out of the 2017 season, junior second baseman Meagan Lantz is right back in the mix as one of Harvard softball's key contributors.

Block Party
Men's Volleyball

Disrupting the Dynasty: Upset of the Year, Runner-Up

The men's volleyball team had only ever beaten Penn State once in the 30-year history of the matchup. The 2018 squad reversed the trend.

The Gold War
Track and Cross Country

First In Her Class: Female Athlete of the Year

En route to an indoor national title, junior co-captain Gabby Thomas bested a 10-year collegiate record set by an olympic gold-medalist.

Ice Check
Women's Ice Hockey

Gilmore Goals: Female Rookie of the Year

Freshman Becca Gilmore Finished the season with a women's ice hockey team best in points, goals and assists.

Floor General
Men's Basketball

Juz Can Do It: Male Breakout Athlete of the Year

Sophomore Christian Juzang has ascended into the limelight following a knee injury to classmate Bryce Aiken. Making the most of the increased playing time, Juzang assumed the leadership role seamlessly.

Stand and Deliver
Baseball

King of the Mound: Male Performance of the Year

Striking out 12 in a matchup on the Ivy League regular season champ's home turf, Noah Zavolas threw a coveted no-hitter against Yale.

Home Sweet Home
Women's Basketball

Multitude of Wins: Coach of the Year, Runner-Up

Kathy Delaney-Smith arrived in Cambridge in 1982. She has since become the winningest coach in Ivy League basketball history.

Bigge Bang Theory
Baseball

On Cloud Nine: Game of the Year, Runner-Up

Baseball tabs nine consecutive runs to crush Dartmouth's playoff ambitions.

Fronthand Backhand
Men's Squash

One Last Ride: Male Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

In his final year, men's squash co-captain David Ryan could not captain his class or team to a national championship. Or so he thought.

Michellen Woman
Women's Golf

Par for the Course: Female Performance of the Year

Though Harvard did not capture the team Ivy League title, Michelle Xie found the top of the podium in individual rankings—shooting a 77-71-72 to win individual champion.

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