Year In Sports 2015

Bellamy's Squad
Women's Ice Hockey

Bellamy's Squad

Junior forward Miye D’Oench (far left) celebrates during a 9-2 win over Boston University on Feb. 3 with three members of the Class of 2015—Hilary Crowe, Marissa Gedman, and Sarah Edney (from left to right).

Cambridge to Baltimore

Taking Their Talents to the Next Level

​Following graduation, Harvard students disperse into the world on a diverse range of paths. Many pursue full-time employment. Some immediately enroll in graduate school. Others travel abroad. However, a select few follow their dreams of becoming professional athletes.

Carrying the Team

Male Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up: Paul Stanton, Football

After a breakout sophomore season where he recorded 936 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground, junior running back Paul Stanton continued to impress, rushing for 990 yards and 11 scores in 2014.

Vesey Leads Nation
Men's Ice Hockey

Male Athlete of the Year: Jimmy Vesey Revives Men's Ice Hockey

Junior men's ice hockey forward Jimmy Vesey notched 32 goals to top all Division I scorers, leading him to a stage inside Northeastern’s Matthews Arena as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award at season’s end.

Murphy's Law

Coach of the Year: Murphy Pushes Football to Perfect Season

Every four-year athlete Murphy has recruited has won an Ancient Eight title. While team success may seem as consistent as a Cambridge winter, Murphy reached new heights in 2014.

Sobhy Claims Fourth CSA Title
Women's Squash

Female Athlete of the Year: Amanda Sobhy, a Four-Time Champion

If the life of Amanda Sobhy appears to be hectic, that is because it is. But with a packed schedule has come impressive results.

Rhoads Scholar
Men's Golf

Coach of the Year, Runner-Up: Kevin Rhoads, Men's and Women's Golf

Now in his 11th season of coaching the Harvard women’s golf team and his third season with the men's team, Kevin Rhoads has accomplished far more with both programs than his predecessors.

Stone's Success
Women's Ice Hockey

Coach of the Year, Runner-Up: Katey Stone, Women's Ice Hockey

After being away from the program for last season to coach the U.S. Olympic team in Sochi, Russia, Harvard women’s ice hockey coach Katey Stone returned to the Crimson for her 20th season and continued her success as the head of the program.

Brown UNH
Men's Basketball

No Offseason: The Lives of Two-Sport Athletes at Harvard

During their offseasons, most athletes are able to take a step back and limit their frequent treks across the river, to the Malkin Athletic Center, or to the boathouse. But that is not the case for freshman Candida Janachowski and senior Matt Brown.

Daniels Downs Rivals
Women's Ice Hockey

Team of the Year: Women's Ice Hockey

​On the ice at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, over 1,100 miles from home, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team had the program’s first NCAA title within reach. But 60 minutes of play later, that same ice was cleared smooth once again, and the Crimson watched another team, hometown favorite Minnesota, hoist the trophy in victory.

Laing Score
Women's Ice Hockey

Female Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up: Lexie Laing

​In her inaugural season on the women’s ice hockey team, freshman Lexie Laing took the team by storm. As one of the six freshmen to be added to this year’s squad, the 5’6” Marblehead, Mass., native was thrown into the mix of Olympians and experienced players early in the season and never looked back.

Harvard Hockey ECAC Final
Men's Ice Hockey

Team of the Year, Runner-Up: Men's Ice Hockey

After finishing second to last in the ECAC last season, the Harvard men's ice hockey team rebounded in a big way during the 2014-2015 campaign, capturing the conference crown and reaching the NCAA tournament.

Stonewall Steve
Men's Ice Hockey

Male Performance of the Year: Steve Michalek

Fourth-year goaltender Steve Michalek did everything he could for the Harvard men's ice hockey team in its Beanpot opener, making 63 saves against then-No. 3/2 Boston University.

Blackwell Raises Trophy
Men's Ice Hockey

Comeback Player of the Year: Blackwell Returns for ECAC Tournament Run

During the 2012-2013 season, Blackwell sustained two major concussions within a span of four months. Returning in 2015, Blackwell scored five goals in seven games during the ECAC tournament.

Saunders Carries Men's Hoops
Men's Basketball

Male Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up: Saunders Wills Crimson to Ivy Title

Senior wing Wesley Saunders averaged 16.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game this season, capping his career with a 26-point performance against North Carolina in the NCAA tournament.