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Men's Swimming

Conservative Lawmakers Say Banning Trans Youth From Sports Will Keep the Competition Fair. Some Harvard D1 Athletes Disagree.

In 2022, the number of states banning transgender athletes from school sports doubled. Some current and former Division I athletes at Harvard criticized the legislation being passed around the country and said it does not target athletes competing in elite-level sports.

No Gaffes-ney
Men's Lacrosse

No Gaffes-ney

First-year attacker Owen Gaffney scouts downfield as he runs with the ball in a 19-16 comeback victory over Princeton on April 23. On May 15, Gaffney and the Crimson fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of No. 6 Rutgers, 19-9.

Mashownic
Men's Lacrosse

Mashownic

Senior attacker Austin Madronic awaits a pass in a 19-16 comeback victory over Princeton on April 23. On May 15, Madronic and the Crimson fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of No. 6 Rutgers, 19-9.

To The Tourney!
Men's Lacrosse

To The Tourney!

Harvard men's lacrosse celebrates a 19-16 comeback victory over Princeton on April 23. On May 15, the Crimson fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of No. 6 Rutgers, 19-9.

To The Tourney!
Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse Ends Season with 19-9 Loss to No. 6 Rutgers in NCAA Tournament

On Sunday, May 15, the men's lacrosse team battled for the NCAA Tournament title for the first time since 2014. However, the young Crimson squad was unable to advance past the first round, falling to sixth-seeded Rutgers, 19-9.

Preparation is Key
Women's Lacrosse

Preparation is Key

Then-junior attacker Madison Conklin prepares to attack the goal in a 9-8 loss to Cornell on Feb. 29, 2020. A full season of action later, the Crimson concluded 2022 campaign with a defeat to Princeton in the Ivy Tournament.

Preparation is Key
Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Suffers 13-6 Loss in First Round of Ivy League Tournament

The Crimson qualified for the 2022 Ivy League Tournament after wrapping up the regular season with two essential victories. It then suffered a 13-6 first round loss at the hands of the Princeton Tigers to end its season.

Steps at Heps
Track and Cross Country

Steps at Heps

The Crimson competes in the Ivy and HBCU Meet on Dec. 4, 2021. This past weekend, it claimed ten individual titles in a second-place finish for both the men and the women at the Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Championships in New Haven, Conn.

Steps at Heps
Track and Cross Country

Track and Field Claims Ten Titles at Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships, Finishes Second Overall

This past weekend, the Harvard track and field team traveled to New Haven, Conn. to compete in the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships for the first time since 2019. With ten individual titles, the men and women both finished second overall, marking a strong end to the team’s season.

Chin Up King!
Men's Lacrosse

Chin Up King!

Junior attacker Hayden Cheek (6), first-year attacker Sam King (7) and senior attacker Austin Madronic (33) celebrate during a 19-16 victory over Princeton on April 23. Last weekend, the Crimson came up one goal short against Yale in New Haven, Conn.

Oh No, You Olmert Had It!
Men's Lacrosse

Oh No, You Olmert Had It!

Senior midfielder Charlie Olmert cradles the ball during a 19-16 victory over Princeton on April 23. Despite his best efforts, Harvard fell just a game shy of the Ivy League tournament, falling to Yale by an overtime goal.

Oh No, You Olmert Had It!
Men's Lacrosse

"No Lead Was Safe": Men's Lacrosse Loses Overtime Heartbreaker, 17-16, at Yale

Saturday marked the end of a great regular season run for the No. 12 men’s lacrosse team, with a narrow defeat against archrival No. 9 Yale, which won on an overtime score from veteran midfielder Thomas Bragg. Harvard (8-4, 3-3) battled to the very end, ultimately losing, 17-16, on a man-down goal that sealed Yale’s title as Ivy League regular season champions.

Long Bomb Hoang
Softball

Softball Snags Two Wins in Road Series Against Brown to Remain in Conference Title Contention

Harvard softball left Providence, R.I., with a pair of wins under its belt after a three-game clash against Brown this past weekend. The Crimson traveled south to face the Bears after a Covid-19 outbreak resulted in a cancellation of its Cornell series the previous weekend.

Daw(mn), Son
Men's Lacrosse

No. 12 Men's Lacrosse Set for Suspenseful Final Weekend After 19-16 Comeback over No. 3 Princeton

On Saturday, April 25, Jordan Field was electrified by the presence of over 2,400 fans as the No. 12 men's lacrosse team toppled the No. 3 Princeton Tigers, 19-16. The win catapulted Harvard into a five-way tie with Yale, Brown, Princeton and Cornell for first place in the Ivy League and set the stage for a pivotal game against the Bulldogs this upcoming weekend.

She's a Jolly Good Fella
Women's Rugby

She's a Jolly Good Fella

Senior center Sofie Fella sizes up her Dartmouth defender during the 2022 Ivy 7s Tournament on April 23. Fella scored eight tries for the Crimson throughout the weekend as she led the team to its second straight tournament title.

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