Harvard Sophomore Chosen for South African Field Hockey Squad

Harvard Sophomore Chosen for South African Field Hockey Squad A Conversation with Hannah Pearce about her Field Hockey Career and Future By EVELYN GRAY   Coming off of Harvard Field Hockey’s historic top 10 finish in the NCAA this past fall, sophomore Hannah Pearce ‘21 has been selected to represent her native South Africa on the women’s Senior National Field Hockey Team. This is not the first time the psychology concentrator in Winthrop house has represented her country on an international stage; Pearce was named Dave Carr U18 Girls Player of the Year by the South African Hockey Association her …

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A Clean Sweep

A Clean Sweep Harvard Track and Field Overpowers Yale in New Haven By JP VIEIRA   Harvard men’s and women’s track and field teams took on Yale, in New Haven, this past week. The Crimson went for the sweep, with both the men’s and women’s teams winning (the men by a score of 95-68 and the women by a score of 105-57). Starting off with the women’s 100 meter dash, Harvard women sprinters finished from positions 1-5, with senior Ngozi Musa placing first, sophomore Olivia Okoli placing second, and freshman Katina Martin placing third. The women’s 200 meter dash was …

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Women’s Water Polo Team 1-1 on Senior Day

Women’s Water Polo Team 1-1 on Senior Day By JASPER FU   On Senior Day, the Crimson Women’s Water Polo team (No. 14) beat George Washington with a score of 10-7, but lost to Bucknell in a close match, 9-7. At Blodgett Pool this Saturday, the Crimson began by earning a hard fought victory over the George Washington Colonials. A strong defence on the part of the Colonials saw them leading for most of the first quarter, 1-0, and the two teams traded points to bring the score to 3-2, with George Washington in the lead and only three minutes …

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Men’s Lacrosse Weekend Recap

Men’s Lacrosse Weekend Recap By JASPER FU   The Crimson Men’s Lacrosse Team fought an uphill battle this Saturday, taking on the nationally ranked Cornell at Harvard Stadium after squeaking out a 13-12 victory against SUNY Albany the previous Wednesday. Despite the valiant efforts (and four-point games) of junior Kyle Anderson and sophomore Myles Hamm, Harvard (5-5, with a 1-2 Ivy record) lost 19-11 against the Big Red (7-3, with a 2-2 Ivy record). Despite scoring the first point in the first minute of the game, Cornell got off to a slow start. The first frame saw the Crimson and …

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One Weekend, Three States

One Weekend, Three States Harvard Track & Field Competes Across the Country By ELIZABETH GUMMER   This past weekend the Harvard track and field team competed in four meets, split across the country over Texas, North Carolina, and Lowell, Massachusetts. Sending 32 members to Austin for the Texas Relays track meet, the cohort came away with a few personal bests and many sunburns under the Texan sun. The Crimson had just returned 3 days earlier, from their week long spring break training trip in Houston, when they headed back south on Wednesday. Kicking off the competition Thursday evening, 400 meter …

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A Typical Harvard-Yale

A Typical Harvard-Yale Harvard Women’s Lacrosse exhibit dominate display against rivals Yale By MIMI TARRANT   This Sunday saw the Harvard Women’s Lacrosse team take on the Yale Bulldogs on their home turf in Cambridge, and the team didn’t fail to provide a spectacular display for the students who came to watch after returning back to campus from spring break. With the sun shining down on Jordan’s Field, supporters came out in their droves to cheer on the lacrosse team, now at 5-4 in the season after their emphatic 18-8 win over the Bulldogs. As with every Harvard-Yale matchup, the …

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The Madness Continues

The Madness Continues The Crimson exit NIT in last-second thrillers By ELIZABETH GUMMER   Both the Women’s and Men’s Crimson basketball teams brought their season to a close this past Sunday, each losing in the second round of their respective post season tournaments. Both teams advanced from their first rounds earlier in the week, but were not as successful in their following match ups. The men’s team played first, travelling to Washington, DC for their first game in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) game against Georgetown on Wednesday Night. The 71-68 Crimson win over the Hoyas was a minor upset, …

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Jumping into the Record Books

Jumping into the Record Books Simi leaps up a storm at the Indoor Championships in Birmingham, AL By ELIZABETH GUMMER   Simi Fajemisin took down both competitors and records as she hopped, skipped, and jumped her way to the NCAA Indoor Championships at Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama this Saturday. The Oxford native triple jumper joined the Crimson team in 2016 and has been crushing records since her arrival. Originally a long jumper, Fajemisin had never focused on the triple jump before coming to Harvard. In her first season as a triple jumper, Simi took down a 16 year old …

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Courtside Reflection

Courtside Reflection A Spotlight on Women’s Basketball Captain Madeline Raster By ELIZABETH GUMMER   Senior Basketball Captain Madeline Raster took to the court at Lavietes Pavilion for her last home game as a Harvard athlete. For seniors, their final home game is deemed Senior Night, and the matchup featured a starting lineup highlighting Raster and her 3 other senior classmates. Playing for 31 minutes of the 40 minute game, Raster scored a double-digit 14 points, sinking two 3-pointers and recorded 11 rebounds. Raster’s career began in her hometown of South Bend, Indiana, where she joined a team in the 5th …

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A Successful Split

A Successful Split Women’s Water Polo take on the Harvard Invite By JP VIERIA   Coming from a successful Bison Invite, where the Harvard women’s Water Polo team went undefeated, expectations were high for the Harvard Invite in Cambridge. The women’s water polo team was off to an unprecedented start, the best in the school’s history at 9-0. The first game on their schedule was against Brown, on Friday March 1st. This would be their first Ivy League match of the season and the Crimson were more than ready for it. After a relatively uneventful first period, sophomore attacker Quinne …

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Nearing the Finish Line

Nearing the Finish Line Weekend of Wins for Harvard Men’s Basketball By ELIZABETH GUMMER   The Harvard Crimson showed the Quakers and the Tigers whose house they were playing in this weekend at Lavietes Pavilion, playing at home for the last time this season. Closing out with two wins — and the top ranking in the Ivy League — Harvard is set for success at the Ivy League tournament at Yale on March 16th. Game one started slow on Friday night. With a score of 0-0 and six missed shots in the first two minutes, students patiently gnawed at free …

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Harvard Men’s Basketball Review

Harvard Men’s Basketball Review Aiken Leads in Tough Wins Against Columbia and Penn By ELIZABETH GUMMER   With 6 wins and 2 losses in their conference season thus far, the Harvard Men’s Basketball team has its sights set on making the NCAA March Madness Tournament this year. The team missed the tournament by a disappointing 3 points (68-65) in the 2017-2018 season, in which they were nudged out by the University of Pennsylvania in the final game of the Ivy League Conference Championships. Harvard has matched up against the nation’s 68 best only 5 times since the first NCAA men’s …

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