Year in Sports 2014
Year in Sports - Male Player of the Year - Ali Farag
After capturing a national championship in his sophomore year, senior Ali Farag fell short of the title as a junior before reclaiming his place at the top of collegiate squash in his final year at Harvard.
Year in Sports - Photos - Women's Ice Hockey - Mary Parker
Sophomore Mary Parker, who was third on the women’s ice hockey team in goals, celebrates after a score on Northeasterm during the opening round of the Beanpot. The Crimson finished third in the tournament.
Year in Sports - Photos - Women's Lacrosse
Sophomore defender Tory Waldstein, freshman defender Marina Burke, and sophomore defender Mia Capone battle for the ball in a contest against crosstown rival Boston University. Harvard prevailed, 11-6.
Year in Sports - Career Achievement Award - Peyton Johnson
Peyton Johnson will graduate as a two-time co-captain and two-time Ivy League champion. She may be leaving Cambridge, but her legacy of competitive spirit will remain with the team long after she departs.
Year in Sports - Team of the Year - Men's Basketball
Sophomore Siyani Chambers and co-captain Brandyn Curry celebrate after upsetting No. 5-seeded Cincinnati, 61-57.
Year in Sports - Game of the Year - Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State - Siyani Chambers
After hitting multiple late-game shots in the team’s second-round victory over Cincinnati, sophomore point guard Siyani Chambers tallied 10 points, four assists, and four boards against the Spartans in 38 minutes of play.
Year in Sports - Game of the Year - Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State - Wesley Saunders
Junior wing Wesley Saunders led Harvard with 22 points against the Spartans, including 13 points in the first half. Saunders was named Ivy League Player of the Year the week before the NCAA Tournament.
Year in Sports - Game of the Year - Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State - Steve Moundou-Missi
After not scoring a point in the first half, junior forward Steve Moundou-Missi had 11 points during Harvard’s second-half run as the lone big man on the floor, finishing with 10 rebounds as well.
Year in Sports - Game of the Year - Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State - Laurent Rivard
Co-captain Laurent Rivard sinks a three to put Harvard ahead, 62-60. His second three-pointer of the game four minutes later would tie his own school record for three-pointers made in a season.
Men's Tennis Season Recap
Though the Crimson fell just shy of winning its third-straight Ivy crown, it still put together another strong conference campaign and proved that it can consistently compete on the national scene.
Women's Tennis Season Recap
After experiencing some growing pains with a young squad, the future looks bright for the Harvard women’s tennis team.
Rugby Season Recap
It was a historic season for the Crimson, as the squad captured its first-ever Ivy League title to cap off its fall schedule in November.
Male Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Zachary Hodges
Junior defensive end Zachary Hodges continued to be a threat to opposing offenses from all over the Ivy League this season.
Women's Golf Season Recap
The women's golf team also further cemented its status at the top of the Ancient Eight with its third consecutive Ivy League title and among the elite of Division I golf programs with a Harvard-best 13th-place finish at the NCAA Division I Central Regional in Stillwater, Okla.
Male Breakout Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Paul Stanton
In a position of need, the Harvard football team turned to sophomore Paul Stanton, and the running back more than just stepped up.
Men's Golf Season Recap
After posting just one top-five finish last season, the Harvard men's golf team surprised the conference with seven such finishes in its 2013-2014 campaign.
Female Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up: Anne Cheng
While you may never guess it from her outward behavior, Anne Cheng has the killer instincts and skills on the course that have enabled her to gain the respect of her teammates and competitors.
Game of the Year, Runner-Up: Football v. Princeton
On Oct. 26, the undefeated Harvard and Princeton football teams faced off in Cambridge, with the winner earning the driver’s seat in the race for an Ivy League championship. The showdown featured nearly a thousand yards of offense, close to 100 total points scored, and lasted just under four hours.
Men's Lacrosse Season Recap
The men's lacrosse team won its first regular season conference title since 1990 and went into the Ivy League tournament as the top seed and host.
Football Season Recap
In a season filled with triple-overtime games, nail-biting victories and defeats, and last-second field goals, what was perhaps the most crucial game for the Harvard football team was not even played by the Crimson
Male Breakout Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Jake Gambitsky
After back surgery in the August prior to his junior year, Jake Gambitsky returned to the Harvard men’s lacrosse team before the 2014 season as a better goaltender and a better leader.
Crowell Shines in Head Coach Role
While Katey Stone may remain the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey—the post she has held for the past 20 years—it was Maura Crowell who manned the ship at the Bright, acting as interim coach this year and coaching a barebones Crimson lineup of just 18 skaters.
Team of the Year, Runner-Up: Women's Ice Hockey
A team depleted by graduation, the Olympics, and health-related departures contended for the ECAC title and finished the season 23-7-4, just one win short of its 2012-2013 total.
Year in Sports - Coach of the Year - Maura Crowell
After losing coach Katey Stone and three players to the Olympics, the Crimson did not miss a beat under interim coach Maura Crowell. The team won 23 games and made the ECAC semifinals in 2014.