Although it wasn’t pretty, the close finish was certainly a crucial learning experience for a team loaded with young talent.
In some ways, the seniors have fulfilled all of the expectations that were placed on the group, which 247 Sports’ Composite Team Rankings regarded as the 25th-best recruiting class in the nation. They have won at least a share of the Ivy League title in consecutive years and last season advanced to the second round of the NIT for the first time in program history. But one achievement is missing: an NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Crimson fell short against Colgate, but started and ended the weekend with wins.
Recording its fifth 20-win season in program history, the Crimson has its sights set on the 2020 season, where a majority of the players will be returning to fight for the NCAA tournament bid.
Two weeks after concluding its regular season, No. 16 Harvard (20-6, 3-3 CWPA) is set to travel to Providence, RI. for the Collegiate Water Polo Association conference tournament hosted by Brown University.
Here is a look at the seniors who will be leading the Crimson into the postseason.
Harvard challenged St. Francis, George Washington, and No. 24 Bucknell over the weekend and emerged from each bout victorious. In the course of securing victory, senior Kristen Hong broke the school's career goals record.
Women's Water Polo has started their season at an impressive 12-2, and freshman goalkeeper Zoe Banks has adjusted to collegiate water polo quickly.
Two months into its season, the Harvard women’s water polo team has found itself amending the history books.
Brownell’s personal preparation serves as a testament to his success, as the constant maintenance of his duffel bag both before practices and matches keeps him playing at the top of his game.
Harvard (22-8, 10-2 NWPC) capped off yet another successful season with a deep run in conference tournament play. Ultimately, the run concluded with a defeat to Princeton 12-10 in the NWPC championship game.
Posting top-five finishes in every race but one on the weekend, Marshall clinched the title before the last race even began. He ended his commanding weekend with an impressive 40 points.
On Senior Day, Harvard shut out Columbia to claim the Ivy League title. Now, the team takes on Penn State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Crimson is looking to extend its three-game win streak after a commanding October. The only thing that stands between Harvard and it's crown, Dartmouth — for the second consecutive year.
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