The Harvard softball team, led by six seniors, has its eyes set on the Ivy League title that slipped through its fingers last season.
Recruiting has played a huge part in the team’s improvement. Since 2011, head coach Lisa Miller has brought on 28 high school All-Americans. In 2014, the team’s incoming freshmen—now seniors—were ranked the seventh-best recruiting class in the nation.
When Harvard baseball takes the field for its 2017 season opener against Lafayette, two of the team’s coaches, Ron Rakowski and Tom Conley, will have the distinction of commencing their “first year” with the team—a slight misnomer given that they both have over six months of experience working within the Crimson’s coaching structure.