Senior squash co-captain Gina Kennedy commands one of the most demanding schedules on campus between training, school, and matches. In such an individual sport, the veteran star talks performance, teamwork, and the future.
That first practice, in many ways, perfectly represented the tabula rasa from which Delaney-Smith, co-captains Levy and Mackenzie Barta, and the team’s veterans have had to mold and craft this brand-new team featuring five first-years and four new starters.
Though the Crimson scored the first goal, defending champions Northeastern overcame a deficit to earn a place in the Beanpot final.
Though Harvard lost to Northeastern 46-44, the game was overwhelmingly a win for the greater Boston area.
Both junior Lane Leschly and sophomore Bo Leschly play varsity tennis at Harvard. Their grandfather, Jan Leschly, played professionally for Denmark. Their father, Mark Leschly ’90, also played for the Crimson.
You’ll be hard pressed to find any Harvard fans belting out lines about Old Eli and Harvard holding sway at The Game this weekend – but shout “We be in Adams!” in the vicinity of any Crimson-clad student and it’s a near-guarantee that you’ll be met with a resounding “that’s where all the action happens!”
Instead, it was Harvard — a team that finished with a sub-.400 winning percentage last spring — that got Coach Byrne to leave South Bend.
In some ways, the seniors have fulfilled all of the expectations that were placed on the group, which 247 Sports’ Composite Team Rankings regarded as the 25th-best recruiting class in the nation. They have won at least a share of the Ivy League title in consecutive years and last season advanced to the second round of the NIT for the first time in program history. But one achievement is missing: an NCAA Tournament appearance.
For better or worse, the Harvard team that will step onto the hardwood this week in its first matchup of the 2019-2020 season does not share much in common with last year’s team.
A Currierite and History of Science concentrator, Kim also played on the varsity soccer team during her first year.
The road back to the football field was a long one for Sparks, but a journey that tested his resolve, perseverance, and the fabric that ties the Harvard football team together.
In an unprecedented move, the leaders of the NCAA unanimously approved to begin the process of altering current rules so that college athletes can profit off of their names, images, and likenesses. What will it mean for Harvard?
Those passions inspired Porter to create Court to Corporate — a digital platform that aims to “amplify the journey of athletes in corporate America to provide the mentorship, tools, and connectivity for the next generation to succeed,” according to the organization’s website.