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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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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