Year in Sports 2018

Net Gain
Men's Lacrosse

Stinks to BU: Game of the Year

Three career games from three of the team’s most important players would bode well for any squad, but as it turned out, the Crimson would need every bit of individual brilliance from Anderson, Cheek, and Cuccurullo, and then some, on that chilly March night at Harvard Stadium.

Bigge Bang Theory

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.

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?

Jake My Day

Stirring the Pot: Upset of the Year

Embodying their new persona as the 'Bad Boys of Boston,' the Harvard baseball team was the overwhelming underdog heading into Beanpot title matchup.

Dropping In
Men's Swimming

Sustained Excellence: Team of the Year, Runner-Up

When you’ve been winning for 88 years, it’s hard to make a season stand out. As problems go, it’s a good one to have, but it’s the problem that the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team faced at the beginning of the 2017-2018 campaign.

The First Katie
Women's Basketball

The Lavietes Sharpshooter: Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

Katie Benzan is as good at raining threes as she is at leading Harvard women's basketball as its floor general.

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.

First Up

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.

Sweet Spot

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.

Flashy and Fresh
Men's Basketball

Old Walls, New Stage

An inside look into the Lavietes Pavilion renovation.

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.

Sports Parting Shots

For the Record: Parting Shot

"Fifty years from now, the only semblance of a narrative for an insignificant basketball game might be the words I put to paper at 14p."

Sports Parting Shots

Keep Calm and Write On: Parting Shot

"It is clear that work still needs to be done to make sports more inclusive. My time on the Sports Board has provided proof, albeit on a smaller scale, that it is possible for the industry to be inclusive and for women to play an active and meaningful role in it."

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.