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Concentra-sean
Men's Ice Hockey

Concentra-sean

Sophomore forward Sean Farrell controls the puck as he skates in front of the Harvard bench. Along with junior forward and team captain Nick Abruzzese, Farrell was named to the US National Team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

Concentra-sean
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Ice Hockey's Abruzzese and Farrell Selected for Team USA in 2022 Olympics

Two Men’s Ice Hockey players, junior forward Nick Abruzzese and sophomore forward Sean Farrell, have been selected to represent Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

Going for Go(a)ld
Women's Ice Hockey

Going for Go(a)ld

Harvard senior forward Keely Moy in the Crimson's 4-3 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Dec. 4.

Going for Go(a)ld
Women's Ice Hockey

Keely Moy to Represent Switzerland in 2022 Olympics

The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation announced on Thursday that Harvard senior forward Keely Moy would join its women's hockey roster for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, marking her first Olympic selection.

Defensive Specialist
Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse Co-Captain Olmert Reflects on Leadership Role, Provides Keys for 2022 Season

“[The captaincy] definitely means a lot. It’s probably the biggest honor of my life, just to have your peers recognize you for the things you contributed to the team, whether on or off the field, for the past four years.”

Winner, Winner
Men's Crew

From Harare to Pretoria to Cambridge, Twins Rory and Pat Plunket Are Making Waves

For twin brothers Rory and Pat Plunket, the short walk between Mather House and Winthrop House might be the farthest apart they have ever been.

Leading the Pack
Track and Cross Country

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Both Turn in Top-25 Finishes at NCAAs

In Tallahassee, Fla., the Harvard men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the NCAA Nationals for the second season in a row, with both teams improving on their 2019 finishes. When the dust cleared, the men finished in 12th and the women in 25th.

Fall Finale
Game Stories

Harvard Crew Wraps Up Fall at Foot of the Charles

For the collegiate crew teams that consider the Charles River their home turf, the fall season concluded on Nov. 13 with one last row on familiar waters.

Push for Change
Women's Ice Hockey

Women’s Hockey Spearheads Movement for Gender Equity in NCAA Tournament

The NCAA moved to expand the women’s ice hockey championship from eight to 11 teams earlier this month — a change that followed years of pressure from Harvard coaches, who argued that a playoff expansion would improve gender equity in college hockey.

Rivalry Week
Football

From the Yale Daily News: Veritas Needs Lux

I understand how great it must feel to be listed ahead of Yale alphabetically; I can barely contain my excitement with our dominance over York College of Pennsylvania. I know this little win is what lets you sleep at night, but you just have to know that there are other ways of measuring which school is better.

Bench Boss
Women's Ice Hockey

Katey Stone Becomes First Female Head Coach to Reach 500 Wins, Leads Women’s Hockey to 6-3 Record

Harvard women’s hockey coach Katey Stone has no shortage of accolades under her belt: Eleven Beanpot titles, 11 NCAA tournament appearances, and three ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year honors. On Saturday, she added another: Her 500th career win — a triumphant 5-2 victory over Brown.

UNICEF USA Ambassador
Men's Basketball

Former Harvard Men’s Basketball Standout and NBA Champion Jeremy Lin ’10 Appointed UNICEF USA Ambassador

On Oct. 8, 2021, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) USA announced that former Harvard standout and professional basketball player Jeremy Lin ’10 would be the newest addition to its team as a UNICEF Ambassador. In this role, Lin will be helping children in a variety of different ways; however, he is specifically focused on advocating for the mental health of America’s young population.

Survive and Advance
Field Hockey

Field Hockey Advances to NCAA Final Four for First Time in Program History After Pair of 1-0 Victories

“Unreal.” That is how field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden described how he was feeling after No. 12 Harvard beat No. 2 Michigan on its own turf to clinch a seat among the final four in NCAA Division I.

Strength in Numbers
Field Hockey

No. 12 Field Hockey Set to Face No. 6 Louisville in First Round of NCAA Tournament

With just a single loss over the course of 16 games, a perfect 7-0 Ivy League record, and the best team goals-against average in the nation (0.42), the Harvard field hockey team has earned a spot in the 2021 Division I NCAA tournament.

New Faces, New Places
Women's Basketball

Women’s Basketball Opens Historic Season with Road Loss to Boston College

Harvard women’s basketball returned to the hardwood Tuesday night for the first time in 612 days, and Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith did so for the final season-opener in her illustrious 40-year career. The announcement of Coach Delaney-Smith’s retirement at the end of this 2021-2022 campaign provides an opportunity for the Crimson’s newest influx of talent to write a successful final chapter in her storied run. Although Tuesday night’s 86-60 loss to Boston College did not begin this historic season the way Harvard had hoped it would, optimism remains strong in the program for the season ahead.

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