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Former Crimson Infielder Peter Woodfork ‘99 Reflects on His Path from Harvard Baseball to Overseeing Minor League Operations

“At Harvard, as both an athlete and a student, it was a really positive experience. And I knew I wanted to stay involved in the game.”


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.


Water-to-Farm-to-Table

Co-captain Caroline Noble of the Radcliffe Women’s Heavyweight crew team working at Bidwell Canyon Farm in Surprise Valley, Calif., during her leave of absence.


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.


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.


With 12-Hour Time Differences and Unprecedented Uncertainty, Rugby Standout Sofie Fella Embraces the New Normal

Fella had found her rhythm in her life at Harvard until it was abruptly interrupted in January of 2020.


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.


2020 Vision

I am urging our nation’s young people to “be the change [they] want to see in the world.” I am urging young people, especially the Class of 2020, to share in my vision: a vision in which 2020 is the year we make significant progress on the road to defeat racism and systemic inequality.


Head Coach

Amaker is entering his 14th season as the Crimson's head coach.


It's Lonely at the Top: Women's Rugby, National Champs and Team of the Year

On Mignone Field, in front of a large and boisterous home crowd, the Harvard women’s rugby team defeated Army West Point 18-7 to be named the 2019 National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) National Champions for the first time in program history. After a season full of adversity and a couple stinging losses, the team pulled together to achieve a historic season.


Doubling Down on Youth

Freshman Ronan Jachuck (front) and sophomore Brian Shi helped Harvard men's tennis sweep Rice in February to move to 5-0. The underclassmen ensure that the Crimson's future is bright.


Youth Proves to be the Aces of Harvard Tennis in Abbreviated Season

After twin victories over Northwestern and Boston University, the Crimson moved up to No. 11 in the Division I rankings, the team’s highest ranking since 1998 and its third-highest in history. This would be the final spot for Harvard mens’ tennis before the rest of the season was canceled due to the coronavirus.


Stars, Stripes, and Oars

Clark Dean, pictured in the foreground, helped power these four Americans to a top-eight finish at the 2019 World Championships. The Harvard rower had hoped to earn a chance to replicate this international success at the 2020 Olympics, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put his training schedule in an uncertain place.


Clark Dean’s Olympic Training Put on Pause

Needless to say, Dean’s training schedule has completely changed since the Olympics were officially postponed. While he was a couple of short months away from peaking, he now has to reverse his training schedule and essentially begin his off-season.


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