Women's Crew

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.


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.

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.

Senior Perspective: Grace Eysenbach — Learning from Imperfect Ending

After finishing my junior spring competing on the Harvard-Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Team, I knew I needed to take the next semester off of rowing. This is probably not how you expected a senior student-athlete reflection article to start.

Through Cloudy Days

Senior rower Grace Eysenbach, pictured in the front boat in the orange and green, has appeared for both First and Second Varsity Eights for women’s heavyweight crew and earned a CRCA National Scholar Athlete Award in her junior year.

Head of the Charles Brings Crowds to Harvard Square Businesses

The event is the world’s largest two-day regatta and the third-most attended event in New England annually, and often is one of the Square’s most lucrative weekends of the year, according to local business owners.

Harvard Crew competes well in 55th Head of the Charles Regatta

Thousands of spectators line the banks of the Charles River as boats pass by the Anderson Memorial Bridge in the Head of the Charles Regatta

The Captains

Led by senior captains Molly Lesser and Maria Boyle, Harvard women’s lightweight crew will look to open the season strong at the Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend. In advance of the regatta, Lesser and Boyle have worked hard to facilitate efficient practices and effective communication across the squad’s members.

The Great Brit

Many dream to one day wear the home country’s flag on our backs during an international sports competition, but only a small minority of us ever get the opportunity. An even smaller minority ever get to walk away from these competitions victorious. But for junior Hope Cessford, a member of Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew from Durham, England, this dream became a reality this past summer at the U-23 World Rowing Championships in Florida.

The Preview

For the Harvard and Radcliffe crew teams, the biggest test of this year’s fall season will be the first test of the season — and it will take place in front of several thousand spectators on the Crimson’s home river.

High Hopes

Hope Cessford hails from Durham, England and represented her country in the U-23 World Championships.

Less is More

Women's lightweight crew captain Molly A. Lesser '20 will participate in the Head of the Charles Regatta.

At the Feather

Harvard Crew looks to start the season strong on the Charles River.

The Preparation

For the Harvard crew teams and fans around the world, the most wonderful time of year is approaching: the highly-anticipated Head of the Charles Regatta. It takes place every year in Cambridge in mid-October, and all four Crimson teams, women’s and men’s lightweight and heavyweight, will be racing.

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