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Alexandra J. Mihalek

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Commencement 2010

PARTING SHOT: Harvard Stadium: It’s Not Just a Field

When I came to Harvard four years ago, I had no idea what college would be like. As a four-year high-school varsity athlete, sportswriter, and consistent spectator at all of our school’s games, I decided that college would be a chance for me to branch out and try new things.

Men's Soccer

Fucito Makes MLS Debut

Harvard soccer alumnus Mike Fucito ’09 got an early birthday present last month, making his MLS debut for the Seattle Sounders only four days before his 24th birthday.

Life Coach

Coach Helps Kid, Finds New Home

For assistant coach Kelly Finley, the end of the women’s season means something entirely different—it allows her to spend a lot more time with a little girl named Avigail.

Oscar Meyer
Men's Swimming

Swimmers Split Contests at Weekend’s HYP Tri-Meet

At the HYP meet, the Crimson’s most important regular season contest, Harvard fell to perennial swim powerhouse and Ivy League rival Princeton, 203-150, but beat Yale by a hefty margin.

Men's Swimming

Crimson Sweeps Senior Weekend

The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team came out strong this past weekend, narrowly topping Ivy League opponent Brown on Friday and blowing out cross-town rival Boston University on Saturday.

Andre the GIant
Sports Briefs

BRIEF: Akpan Named First Runner-Up for Hermann Trophy

Last Friday, the Missouri Athletic Club added another achievement to Akpan’s list, crowning him first runner-up for the prestigious Hermann Trophy.

Men's Swimming

Crimson Capitalizes On Winter Break Races

The Harvard men’s swim team made a splash in its first appearance of 2010, claiming an easy 183-117 victory over the Quakers of Penn on Saturday. The win boosts the Crimson’s record to 4-1 for the season, while remaining undefeated at 4-0 in the Ivy League.

Men's Swimming

Harvard Takes Fourth in Georgia

The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team held its own this past weekend, taking home a solid fourth place finish at the elite Georgia Invitational.

Men's Swimming

Mixed Results To Begin Fall Campaign

The Harvard men’s swimming and diving team kicked off its season this past weekend with mixed results.


How To Become A Crimson Superfan

While there are a handful of school-spirit aficionados sprinkled throughout Harvard’s hallowed halls, the superfan is an elite individual that takes sports-watching to a new level.


Homecoming Weekend Could Use Some Work

Rolling out of bed to the sounds of the marching band on JFK Street, I thought that this past Saturday was going to be a football game like any other. Granted, with the visiting Princeton team was only sporting a 0-2 record this year, I knew that things would be a little different. But who doesn’t like watching your team demolish a foe that has been a perennial obstacle in each of the last three years on the road to the Ivy League championship? It was going to be a great day, and an epic win. But as I stood on the sidelines ready to watch the Crimson stomp all over the Tigers, something else was very different as well: the stands were empty.


ALEX IN WONDERLAND: Winters In Place As Next Star QB

As the biting November wind rippled through the stands of Harvard Stadium last fall, an era was ending. A war of attrition had been fought and the Crimson had emerged victorious over the visiting Yale Bulldogs, sealing its place as Ivy League co-champions. Senior fifth-year quarterback Chris Pizzotti ’08-’09 walked off of the field to take his place in the record books as 2008 Ivy League Player of the Year, accompanied by his second-in-command, fellow fifth-year senior Liam O’Hagan. The Pizzotti-O’Hagan dynasty had ended, and as September ushered in the start of a new season, a question lingered in the minds of the Crimson faithful—who on earth is Collier Winters?

Men's Soccer

Rogers’ Goal Gives Harvard Win in Double-Overtime

In the 102nd minute of play, freshman standout Brian Rogers answered his team’s prayers. The 6’2 forward from Bronxville, N.Y. fired a shot into the left corner of the Bulldog’s net and simultaneously claimed the win for Harvard. With Rogers’ goal, Harvard pulled out a 1-0 win over Yale, improving its record to 7-1 for the season.


ALEX IN WONDERLAND: Fryhofer Displays Eclectic Interests

Sophomore Sandra Lynne Fryhofer’s high school yearbook quote says it all: “Trust me, I can handle anything.” These words, spoken by Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods, describe Fryhofer well. However, the six-foot-tall blonde Harvardian isn’t worried about getting into law school just yet. Right now, the Atlanta, Ga. native is focused on surviving her sophomore year and leading the Harvard women’s volleyball team to victory.

Men's Soccer

Win Streak Rolls on for Dominant Crimson Squad

This past Saturday, the Harvard men’s soccer team continued on its path of regional domination. Under the lights of Fairfield