Victories for Harvard Athletics

  Victories for Harvard Athletics Both the men’s squash and men’s swimming & diving teams bring home championship titles   By LIZZIE GUMMER     College Squash Association National Collegiate Men’s Team Championships On the final day of the Potter Cup, the men’s squash National Championships, Samuel Scherl ‘21 and Adam Corcoran ‘21 kept the crowd on their toes. Going point for point in their opening rounds against rival Penn, the two Harvard matches made for the most exciting court-to-court viewing experience.   The afternoon had begun with Sean Hughes ‘20, Harvard’s number five and co-captain, taking on Penn’s Yash Bhargava …

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Fresh Feet on the Field

  Fresh Feet on the Field First-years drive the Crimson’s success during the women’s lacrosse season opener   By LIZZIE GUMMER   All facets of this Sunday afternoon came together in perfect harmony this weekend for the Harvard Women’s Lacrosse team to excel in their opening game against Niagara. Warmer weather than the week prior paired with a long weekend holiday made for the ideal conditions for Harvard to take on the first official play day of the 2020 season.  A moderate but enthusiastic crowd of parents, friends, and fans alike came across the river to Jordan Field to catch …

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Scoring Shots, Taking Shots

  Scoring Shots, Taking Shots: How Student Athletes Balance the Demands of their Sport and Social Lives   By ELIZABETH GUMMER   Juggling the identities of college student and varsity athlete can be challenging. On the one hand, your team and coach rely on you day in and day out to maintain and improve upon a certain level of athletic excellence. Everyday you are expected to show up on the court or field, ready to put in your all. Coaches are quick with disciples for lack of effort or preparation, and teammates consistently have a close eye on who is putting …

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Men’s Water Polo Dominates

  Men’s Water Polo Dominates Exceeding Expectations with a Perfect 18-0 Start to the Season   By ELIZABETH GUMMER   The Harvard Men’s water polo team has exceeded expectations thus far, taking the win in all 18 of their games this season. Known to excel, last season the Crimson had an eight game winning streak mid-season, and have only improved since. Starting off the year ranked 11th in the nation, the team has risen in the rankings and now sits at 9th. Looking towards conference championships, the team has put themselves in a fantastic position to succeed. Kicking off the …

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Dance

  The Crimson Dance Team   by ELIZABETH GUMMER   What would a Harvard sporting event be without regular breaks to refresh snacks, stretch your legs, and catch some quality performances from the Harvard Crimson Dance Team? Although not every varsity team is lucky enough to be graced with the presence of these upbeat women, the team makes regular appearances at primarily home football and basketball matches. Performing to songs from DJ Snake’s “Taki Taki” to the Lumineers’ “Cleopatra,” the women show a range of ability that goes beyond what is seen in their short duration dances between game quarters.  …

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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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