Crimson staff writer
Sophia C. Scott
Harvard Athletics has tapped Laura Bellamy ’13 as head coach of the Harvard women’s ice hockey team, the department announced Thursday.
Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott responded to an investigation into the women’s ice hockey team and announced upcoming changes to the department in an email to Harvard Athletics affiliates Tuesday morning.
Ahead of the public release of an investigation into allegations of abusive and racist behavior towards her players, Harvard Women’s Hockey Coach Katey Stone has announced her resignation.
Approximately one in four students who played on a varsity sports team in the 2019-20 season left their team before the 2022-23 season. Interviews with nearly a dozen former Harvard athletes suggested that time commitments, battles with injuries, and balancing a beloved sport and the desire for a more well-rounded Harvard experience contributed to decisions to step away.
Today, nearly every Harvard varsity sports home game is televised and streamed on screens around the world — but it wasn’t always this way.