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Fronthand Backhand
Men's Squash

One Last Ride: Male Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

In his final year, men's squash co-captain David Ryan could not captain his class or team to a national championship. Or so he thought.

Michellen Woman
Women's Golf

Par for the Course: Female Performance of the Year

Though Harvard did not capture the team Ivy League title, Michelle Xie found the top of the podium in individual rankings—shooting a 77-71-72 to win individual champion.

Dahled Up
Women's Swimming

Quick Off the Block: Female Breakout Athlete of the Year

Breaking the Blodgett Pool record in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Miki Dahlke was named the High Point Swimmer of the Ivy League Championships.

Jake My Day
Baseball

Stirring the Pot: Upset of the Year

Embodying their new persona as the 'Bad Boys of Boston,' the Harvard baseball team was the overwhelming underdog heading into Beanpot title matchup.

Dropping In
Men's Swimming

Sustained Excellence: Team of the Year, Runner-Up

When you’ve been winning for 88 years, it’s hard to make a season stand out. As problems go, it’s a good one to have, but it’s the problem that the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team faced at the beginning of the 2017-2018 campaign.

Winding Back
Men's Water Polo

Resurfacing: Male Comeback Athlete of the Year

Co-captain Harrison Tafur separated his AC joint during the summer prior to his final season. The senior rehabilitated himself, assumed a leadership role, and helped lead men's water polo to a quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Net Gain
Men's Lacrosse

Stinks to BU: Game of the Year

Three career games from three of the team’s most important players would bode well for any squad, but as it turned out, the Crimson would need every bit of individual brilliance from Anderson, Cheek, and Cuccurullo, and then some, on that chilly March night at Harvard Stadium.

A True Student-Athlete
Men's Lacrosse

Strides in Tandem

Morgan Cheek and Robert Shaw have played with each other for longer than their four-year stint at Harvard.

Rooks and Knights
Women's Basketball

TaylorMade: Female Comeback Athlete of the Year

Taylor Rooks's path to the top of the women's basketball roster began in Palo Alto, Calif., and was interrupted by blood clot in her leg.

The First Katie
Women's Basketball

The Lavietes Sharpshooter: Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

Katie Benzan is as good at raining threes as she is at leading Harvard women's basketball as its floor general.

Stars and Stripes
Fencing

Tour de Force: Male Rookie of the Year

When Harvard men’s fencing captain and 2016 Olympian Eli Dershwitz first observed newcomer Geoffrey Tourette in-person, he quickly realized that even to his standards, this California native was going to be “special.”

Back On Top
Men's Basketball

Uncommon Ground: A New Age of Recruiting for Harvard Basketball

In a conference not usually known as a destination for top recruits, Harvard Basketball and Tommy Amaker are in new territory.

A Season to Remember
Men's Ice Hockey

A Man of Many Hats: Male Athlete of the Year

Ryan Donato did not seem to care whether he was sporting the crimson, the stars and stripes, or the black and gold “B”—he excelled at all levels of hockey and did so with his typical unassuming demeanor.

Record Breaker Deuel
Men's Crew

Rookie Rower Deuel Breaks the Lightweight Erg Half Marathon World Record

Drake Deuel broke the lightweight world record in the half-marathon on the erg, a 13.1 mile, or 21,097 meter, feat of fitness that bested the previous time by almost an entire minute.

Not Wasting Their Shot
Club Sports

Club Futsal Creates a Unique Space for Soccer Enthusiasts

Because futsal is open to anyone and allows everyone to play, it creates a pick-up style, recreational environment compared to the organized practices and drills of club sports. The structure also means that the people who take time out of their week to go play club futsal also happen to be extremely passionate about the sport.

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