This weekend, the Harvard Sailing team faced off in two regattas—the New England Team Race Championship and the Emily Wick Trophy.
Both divisions of the Black and White placed in top-10 positions in the premier Varsity Eight event, finishing their respective fall seasons on a fairly high note.
In the 52nd iteration of the Head of the Charles Regatta, the black and white of Radcliffe Crew topped previous performances facing some of the toughest conditions in regatta history. With tens of thousands of spectators weathering the elements, the crews benefitted strongly from the home field advantage.
Entering her fourth year at Harvard with the Radcliffe varsity heavyweight team, co-captain Abigail Parker has distinguished herself as an exceptional athlete and person.
Throughout the day, the conditions were ideal for rowing—overcast, light breezes, and calm waters. In the women’s eight event, Radcliffe fielded seven boats, both lightweights and heavyweights. In this first event, three of Radcliffe’s crews finished in top ten positions with the varsity eight securing a fourth place finish in a time of 14:09 behind Brown and two Yale boats.
With the longest time at the helm, Liz O’Leary has set her standards high for the team since the day she assumed the role of head coach in 1986.
On March 30th, Kirby was announced as one of only ten lacrosse finalists for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award, a distinct honor awarded to NCAA Division I athletes who have displayed notable achievements in the spheres of character, community, classroom and competition. Through his commitment to his team and to service, Kirby serves as an example of these cardinal values.
Facing off against non-conference rival UMass Lowell, the Crimson rode a 10-goal first half to a 12–5 victory, picking up some much-needed momentum along the way.
Harvard outshot BC, 19-9, in the second half, but it was not nearly enough to overcome a 10-3 halftime deficit on Wednesday.
Building upon a five-game winning streak, the Harvard softball team exploded for 10 runs for the third consecutive contest Thursday afternoon, defeating the University of Maine, 10-7, at Soldiers Field.
In a game that went down to the wire last Wednesday night, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team (5-5, 1-1 Ivy League) ultimately fell to Albany by a final score of 10-9. This Saturday, after a weekend off, the Crimson looks to rebound from the narrow defeat as it faces off against Ancient Eight foe, Cornell (4-4, 1-2), on Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, N.Y.
Despite a five-match winning streak that spanned spring break, the Harvard women’s tennis team (10-8, 0-2 Ivy) fell to Cornell (12-7, 1-2 Ivy) and Columbia (13-4, 3-0 Ivy) this past weekend at home. Its recent success in California over the break included victories against multiple non-Ivy teams—Providence, Rhode Island, Loyola Marymount, UCSB, and Fresno State. However, the Crimson was unable to carry the momentum home for its first two Ancient Eight matches.
This past Saturday, both the heavyweight and lightweight divisions of the Harvard-Radcliffe women’s rowing team set the bar high as they dominated the competition in their respective inaugural regattas of the spring season.
This Saturday, the No. 7 Harvard men’s lacrosse team (4-1) looks to rebound as it faces off against Penn State (4-2) at Penn State Lacrosse Field. The last time the two teams faced off, the Crimson squad earned an early lead against the Nittany Lions, maintaining a close lead throughout most of the game before finally widening the margin at the end of the third quarter, resulting in an overall 12-9 victory.
Coming off a successful fall season, in which the two divisions of the squad totaled 31 top-ten marks, the Harvard sailing team traveled down to Providence, R.I. this weekend to compete in the opening regatta of its spring season — the Sharpe Trophy Team Race hosted by Brown. Seven athletes made the trip to represent the Crimson, racing in FJ vessels and Z420 dinghies against competitors from nine other top-tier collegiate sailing programs. The Crimson squad finished the weekend with an overall 5-4 record for the regatta.
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