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Mairead B. Baker

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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.

SEMIS
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.

Final 4 Finish
Field Hockey

Field Hockey to Face No. 7 Northwestern in NCAA Final Four

On Friday, Harvard field hockey will make history when they step onto Phyllis Ocker Field in Ann Arbor as the first Crimson field hockey team ever to play in a Final Four game. The Crimson (17-1, 7-0) will challenge yet another Big Ten school: the Northwestern Wildcats (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten).

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.

Charming Charles
Men's Crew

2021 Head of the Charles Regatta Recap

The water of the Charles River once again radiated with the sharp calls of the coxswains and glistened with the reflection of the oars with the return of the 56th Head of the Charles Regatta. This world-class competition brought in 2,231 boat entries from 619 different clubs across the globe to compete in 69 different events. Despite being a little over two years since the last time the regatta was held, the restoration of the annual race provided for a busy Harvard Square and thousands of spectators on the banks of the Charles.

Big Time Rush
Football

Big Time Rush

Sophomore running back Aidan Borguet ran for 169 of the Crimson’s 229 yards on the afternoon, scoring two touchdowns before being pulled in the fourth quarter.

Team Effort
Football

Team Effort

Despite resting junior running back Aaron Shampklin, who has been electric for the Crimson, Harvard’s run game didn’t suffer, with Borguet picking up the slack.

Lehman Hall
GSAS

Lehman Hall

Lehman Hall stands among the businesses of Harvard Square on Monday night. Many students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, centered in Lehman Hall, support the removal of Harvard’s shopping week as their jobs are put in jeopardy.

Widener Library
Student Life

Widener Library

The glowing steps of Widener Library in Harvard Yard sat empty on Monday night.

Out for a Swim
Men's Water Polo

Just Keep Swimming: From Blodgett Pool to Manhattan Rivers

Even after four years of evading opponents in Blodgett Pool as a Harvard undergraduate, former Men’s Water Polo player Joseph H. Kaufman ’89 had never taken on a physical task as daunting as swimming the nearly 30-mile loop around Manhattan. That is until this summer, when Kaufman decided to take the plunge through the turbulent tides of the East, Harlem, and Hudson Rivers in New York City.

Video: One Year Later, Harvard Student-Athletes Reflect on Lack of Ivy League Competition Since Last March

March 10, 2021 marks one year since Harvard students received the news they would have to vacate campus. The Crimson sat down and spoke with three student-athletes to hear their reflections on the past year.

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