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Field Hockey

Off to the Horses: Tjerk van Herwaarden, Coach of the Year

Over that time period, Harvard accumulated four hat tricks – also a record – and clawed their way up to 6th in the country.

It's Lonely at the Top

Softball Takes Home Outright Ivy League Title

In April, Coach Jenny Allard lauded the Crimson (23-17, 16-5 Ivy) for “not having as many quality at bats as we’d like” and “giving pitches away”; last weekend, the team blew those fears out of the water, clinching their second straight Ivy League Title on Saturday and taking the trophy outright on Sunday.


Bulldogs Bark Up the Wrong Tree in Series Loss to Harvard Softball

This weekend was certainly full of clutch moments for the Crimson, the majority of which came in their first two matches against the Bulldogs.

Leading the Way

The Commander of Soldiers Field: Jenny Allard’s Remarkable Career

For the first time, but certainly not the last, in her lengthy and lucrative tenure as Harvard’s head softball coach, Jenny Allard was moments away from making history.

The Building Where It Happens

COLUMN: Authority Figures Must Learn from the Harvard Fencing Scandal

Just as Harvard was ready to saunter away from the quagmire that is Operation Varsity Blues, we were hit with an admissions scandal on our own front piste.


Softball Sweeps Brown at Soldiers Field

However, a focus on hard work and perseverance this past week certainly paid off for Harvard, who swept Brown (8-13, 1-5) in this weekend’s games.

Meagan a Play

Big Cleats to Fill: Softball Preview

As the Crimson journeys into the 2019 softball season, high hopes and steep expectations are certainly coming along for the ride. After taking home its seventh Ivy League softball title under last year’s senior class, the group will look to replicate the feat.

Boehm's Basket
Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Drops Spirited Contest to Maine, 67-60

As the clock ticked down, the audience stood at its feet, with fans from the Pine Tree State cheering each time a Black Bear ball found net and the Harvard’s men’s basketball team jeering every time Maine’s shots bounced off the backboard. However, the Crimson’s concentrated effort to throw the Black Bears off its scent failed, ultimately earning Maine a victory over the Crimson.

Game Time
Sports Blog

Plays of the Week: Harvard Edition

Here are your top three plays of the week.


Wrestling Launches 2018-19 Campaign at Bearcat Open

For the Crimson, the journey to the NCAA Championships is a long one. Because the wrestling season doesn’t truly begin until mid-November, the team’s preseason training is “very long,” as Weiss puts it.

Bars like Nellie

Sloping Upwards

For the ski team, bonds can just as easily form during heated debates in the lodge after practice as they can in the team van at 5:30 a.m. Is pasta a noodle?

Men's Water Polo

New Coast, Same Results for Crimson Co-Captain Austin Sechrest

For Sechrest, now a junior co-captain for the Crimson, post-victory celebrations are both a welcome and frequent part of his water polo career. Whether the enthusiasm comes from getting into Harvard or tossing the ball into the net during a high-stakes game, success has never had any trouble finding the former Capistrano Valley Cougar.

Badge of Honor
Women's Crew

What's in a Name?: The Persistence of Radcliffe Crew

The Harvard women's crew team prefers to go by a different name. Radcliffe, the former women's college associated with college, is the namesake of women's crew in remembrance of the imbalance of resources afforded to the burgeoning women's side in the 1970s.

Mabry She's Born With It
Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Takes Down Penn, Princeton in Weekend Sweep

Harvard women's volleyball laid down the gauntlet this weekend, picking up its first Ivy League win against Penn and handing conference leader Princeton its first loss. This sweep came on the heels of a difficult stretch of conference losses.

Do it Like Duarte
Field Hockey

No. 12 Field Hockey Rides Best Start in Program History into Penn, Bryant Duels

Harvard is coming off a four-game win streak, including last weekend’s 6-0 shutout against Yale. This marks the best start in the history of the Crimson’s field hockey program, the team having lost only one of eight games this season.