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Mairead B. Baker

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You Better "Believe It"
Women's Basketball

‘Believe It’: Harvard Women’s Basketball Fights Back Against Consistent Injuries

“That's been the theme of the season, honestly – people are in and out, so it's kind of like winning anyway we can at this point – it doesn’t really matter what it looks like. Just be tough, go out there, and play for the people that are injured.”

The Stade

Harvard's Colosseum: A History of Harvard Stadium

Just a mile across the river from the Yard, Harvard’s U-shaped colosseum towers over Allston, offering a space for eager runners, spectators, and athletes. At nearly 120 years old, the home of Harvard football also houses decades of American and Boston history.

Okay, Avery!
Field Hockey

Harvard Field Hockey Falls Short of NCAA Tournament Bid Despite Successful Season

Despite holding an impressive 13-4 record, in which all four losses were against top-15 opponents, Harvard did not receive the ending it had worked for, ending the season without an Ivy League championship and bid to the 2022 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Tournament.

Charging Chapple
Field Hockey

Harvard Field Hockey Falls to Princeton, Defeats Cornell in Overtime

“That spell of five minutes cost us three goals—that will not happen to us again,” said Tjerk van Herwaarden, head coach of No. 15 Harvard field hockey, speaking on the Harvard-Princeton game.

Rowing Pains
Sports Front Feature

Turning the Blue Charles Gold: Harvard Rowers Claim Victories at 2022 Head of the Charles Regatta

Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of spectators flocked to the Charles River to watch collegiate, club, and international rowers take part in the historic Head of the Charles Regatta. With the Regatta being tied to Harvard throughout its 55-year historical tradition, all four Crimson rowing teams opened their seasons at this regatta. Different Harvard boats won big at home, taking gold and silver medals back to their boathouses.

Horton Hears a Who
Field Hockey

Harvard to Face Princeton Sunday in Ivy League Championship Decider

“We’d like to say it's just not a game. Obviously that’s not the case, it's a big game,” remarked Harvard field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden ahead of the highly anticipated Harvard-Princeton match this Sunday in Princeton, N.J.

Leaving the Dock

Preview: Crew Teams Prepare for 2022 Head of the Charles Regatta

In just a few days, the banks of the Charles River will be filled with rowers, coaches, and spectators alike for the world’s largest three-day rowing event: the Head of the Charles Regatta. Since its inauguration, the event has grown to 55 different events, featuring over 11,000 rowers from all around the world. Winners of each race receive the honorary title, “Head of the Charles.”

Donahue Drives
Field Hockey

No. 15 Harvard Field Hockey Eyes Ivy Championship, NCAA Postseason

With only five games left in the regular season, No. 15 Harvard field hockey is making moves towards another Ivy League championship and NCAA tournament run. The Crimson has toppled two of their Ivy League rivals thus far, Penn and Yale, leaving three schools to go over the next few weeks.

Huddle Up
Field Hockey

No. 15 Field Hockey Builds Vigor After Five Game Winning Streak

With eight games down and six wins under its belt, No. 15 Harvard field hockey is off to a rocketing start this season. The first four games were against ranked opponents: Miami University (Ohio), University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, and American University, and the team has since opened Ivy play.

Celebration with the Sticks

A Triumphant Return to Berylson: Field Hockey Prepares for the 2022 Season

Nearly ten months ago, the Harvard field hockey team walked off Phyllis Oocker Field in Ann Arbor, Mich. as record breakers, making it to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. In 2022, after its astounding run to the national semifinals last year, the Crimson is no longer the underdog—it is the team to beat.

Female Athlete of the Year 1
Field Hockey

No. 1 in Net: Ellie Shahbo, Female Athlete of the Year

Junior Ellie Shahbo is one of the top goalkeepers in NCAA hockey. Despite her first-rate statistics and key role in guiding Harvard field hockey to a 17-2 record, Shahbo credits her teammates for their success this season.

Sweep it Under the Rugby
Women's Rugby

Sweep it Under the Rugby

Harvard women's rugby competes in the NIRA national semifinals against Army in a 25-17 loss on Nov. 13, 2021. The 7s team exacted revenge on the Black Knights twice en route to a Crimson 7s title.

I Saw 3 Ships
Men's Crew

Harvard Crew Brings Victory Home to Cambridge in Weekend Rallies

Crimson waters wafted with victory once more as Harvard crew teams secured medals and retained cups in Northeast rivers outside of the Charles this past weekend.

Well, Crew You Too!
Game Stories

In First Spring Action Since 2019, Crew Teams See Mixed Results

In the first spring competition since 2019, the Radcliffe lightweights went 2-2 and the heavyweights suffered a loss to Brown. Meanwhile, men's lightweight struggled in New Jersey and men's heavyweight emerged with a victory against Cornell.

Field Hockey

No. 12 Field Hockey Falls to No. 7 Northwestern, 2-1 in OT, in NCAA Semifinals

The Harvard field hockey team’s Cinderella NCAA tournament run came to an end at the hands of Northwestern on Friday evening.