Seeking a championship four-peat, Harvard football fell short against Yale, ending a nine-game win streak in The Game and an era of Ivy dominance.
In his first year with the men's swimming and diving team, Dean Farris shattered numerous records and led the Crimson to an Ivy League championship.
The men's basketball team was on the verge of a key midseason victory over Princeton. Until it wasn't.
In his fifth year, Noah Harrison led men's water polo to the Final Four.
Freshman Gina Kennedy didn't expect to play on the biggest stage for college women's squash. But she rose to the occasion.
Co-captain Siyani Chambers wraps one of the most decorated careers in men's basketball history.
Sophomore sprinter Gabby Thomas broke records left and right during the indoor and outdoor track seasons.
After a promising freshman campaign, sophomore swimmer Sonia Wang battled injuries throughout most of 2017. However, when an Ivy League championship was on the line, Wang came to play.
After an unspectacular freshman campaign, sophomore outfielder P.J. Robinson came back to lead the Harvard baseball team in practically every offensive category.
This blessing of talent allows Coach Mike Way to focus on pragmatic training that will help the team win as a cohesive unit, rather than practicing fundamentals. The team and its coaching staff has pushed aside conventional thinking regarding training, with an emphasis on working smarter, not harder.
"Watching his journey back was inspiring to everyone. He was ready to prove he hadn't lost a step."
"On the court, June liked to have fun, but she always knew when it was time to work."
The Jericho, N.Y., native finished the season atop all defensemen in points and assists, with 40 and 34, respectively. Fox also set the scoring pace with the man-advantage, tallying 22 assists and 24 points overall on the power play.
Highly touted as a prospect, Aiken brought home Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors and shone brightest when the game was on the line.
Sophomore third baseman Erin Lockhart made the most of an opportunity and emerged as one of the Harvard softball team's biggest offensive threats.
Although Harvard men's squash fell just short of a national championship, the team posted its strongest season since an undefeated 2014 campaign.
With a Final Four berth on the line, the Crimson men's water polo pushed heavyweight UC Davis to overtime. Then the incredible happened.
Competing in the indoor pentathlon and the outdoor heptathlon, Hughes must juggle sprints, hurdles, jumps, and throws. And throughout the season, she has mastered them all quite well.
Rookie Bente van Vlijmen shifted all over the field this season, but the Zeist, Netherlands, native found success wherever she went.
"When I stepped into The Crimson as a freshman, I was set on becoming a men’s basketball writer...Plans, of course, are subject to change."
"When the scouting report by the men’s soccer team came out earlier this year, it was a blow not only to the members of the women’s soccer team; I think all women at Harvard connected to the world of sports were impacted by it."
"If there’s one group on campus where I always felt that I belonged, it was Sports. That group represents a space that catalyzed my growth as a person."
"Though I was never cut out to be a Division I athlete, The Crimson sports board gave me access to telling these stories of the game that evolve into the lessons of life."
"My first strong sports memory came in the fourth grade when the Red Sox reversed the Curse of the Bambino to win Boston’s first World Series in 86 years."
"I knew this wasn’t a sports school—a wild notion when you consider about 20 percent of the student body competes in intercollegiate athletics. But college is what you make of it. I wanted to be at a sports school, so I made Harvard one."