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Commencement 2022

Class Day - Dean Khurana 1
Commencement 2022

Class Day - Dean Khurana 1

Class Day - Dean Khurana 2
Commencement 2022

Class Day - Dean Khurana 2

Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana speaks to graduates at the College's Class Day on Wednesday.

Class Day - Michelle Wu 2
Commencement 2022

Class Day - Michelle Wu 2

Bye, Boggs.
Commencement 2022

Parting Shot: My Greatest Achievement at Harvard

While my dual interest in sports and writing is the reason I joined Crimson Sports, it’s not the reason I stayed. To this day, some of my best friends at Harvard come from Crimson Sports — and one of my proudest achievements is leading the organization as co-chair.

Female Athlete of the Year 2
Field Hockey

Female Athlete of the Year 2

Harvard field hockey goes up against the University of New Hampshire on October 3, 2021 in Cambridge, M.A. Their overall record for the 2021 season was 17-2.

Female Athlete of the Year 1
Field Hockey

Female Athlete of the Year 1

Junior goalie Ellie Shahbo plays in the NCAA tournament in mid-November in Ann Arbor, M.I. The team went on to lose in the semi-finals to eventual champion Northwestern.

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Men's Ice Hockey

Ice in His Veins: Nick Abruzzese, Male Athlete of the Year

No Harvard male athlete saw more success this year than Nick Abruzzese. From joining the USA squad for the 2022 Beijing Olympics to being named Ivy League Player of the Year to winning the ECAC to signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the junior forward's 2021-22 was special.

GOAT
Women's Basketball

A Lavietes Legend Retires: Kathy Delaney-Smith, Coach of the Year

In 40 seasons as Harvard's women's basketball coach, Kathy Delaney-Smith racked up 630 victories, 11 Ivy League championships, and six NCAA Tournament appearances. Her team culture was built through camaraderie and trust, leading her to become the all-time winningest basketball coach, male or female, in conference history.

Athletics Complex
Commencement 2022

A Note to Readers

If this Year in Sports has taught us anything, it is that Harvard athletes are resilient. This Year in Sports hopes to encapsulate our athletes’ incredible efforts in elevating Harvard athletics despite adversity and proving that, indeed, Crimson sports – and Crimson Sports – is back.

The Show-ataz
Women's Squash

From Cairo to Cambridge: Egyptian Squash Stars Lead Harvard to a National Title

Harvard women's squash, winners of seven consecutive CSA national champions, are buoyed by the strength of three players from Egypt. Hailing from a country with a long, rich tradition of squash excellence, Hana Moataz, Habiba Eldafrawy, and Amina Yousry made their impact known on the Crimson.

Ivy League Champs
Men's Tennis

Court Is In Session: Men's Tennis, Team of the Year

With a record of 19-5 and a sweep of Ivy League play, Harvard men's tennis had one of its most successful seasons ever. Led by senior captain Brian Shi, the Crimson opened the season by seeing sophomore Henry von der Schulenberg win the Milwaukee Tennis Classic and closed regular competition with Shi's win over Yale to clinch the conference title.

Acer's a Racer
Track and Cross Country

A Dynamic Distance Duo: Matthew Pereira and Acer Iverson Star in Track and Cross Country

Harvard's track and field and cross country teams were led by sophomore Acer Iverson and senior Matthew Pereira, who finished first and second in the 10k race at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships on May 7-8 and earned All-American honors during the cross country season.

The Game
Football

A Fade Not Forgotten: Football v. Yale, Game of the Year

The 137th installment of The Game featured three lead changes, junior kicker Jonah Lipel breaking the Ivy League single season field goal record, a blocked punt returned for a touchdown, and a 66-yard, 59-second drive by the Crimson to secure a wild victory. It was junior wide receiver Kym Wimberly who came down with the winning score, a 12-yard fade from junior quarterback Luke Emge.

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Year in Review 2022

Harvard was home to a long-awaited return to campus, a reckoning over sexual harassment in academia, and a changing of its leadership guard this academic year. Read more in The Crimson's Year in Review.

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