Men's Water Polo
Harvard (22-8, 10-2 NWPC) capped off yet another successful season with a deep run in conference tournament play. Ultimately, the run concluded with a defeat to Princeton 12-10 in the NWPC championship game.
For Sechrest, now a junior co-captain for the Crimson, post-victory celebrations are both a welcome and frequent part of his water polo career. Whether the enthusiasm comes from getting into Harvard or tossing the ball into the net during a high-stakes game, success has never had any trouble finding the former Capistrano Valley Cougar.
As October comes to a close, the men’s water polo team enters the final stretch of the 2018 season with two weekend matches against St. Francis (N.Y.) and Iona. This Saturday’s doubleheader comes after a 2-1 finish during its West Coast road trip at the Julian Fraser Memorial tournament in Santa Clara, Calif.
For the second straight day, the Harvard men’s water polo team found itself locked in a tight battle against another ranked team late in the fourth quarter. The result would determine whether the squad would emerge from the weekend Invite with a winning record.
The Crimson hoped to repeat its 3-0 triumph from last weekend, but fell short against the Bears, registering its first conference loss of the season.
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.