Sports Front Feature
Conservative Lawmakers Say Banning Trans Youth From Sports Will Keep the Competition Fair. Some Harvard D1 Athletes Disagree.
In 2022, the number of states banning transgender athletes from school sports doubled. Some current and former Division I athletes at Harvard criticized the legislation being passed around the country and said it does not target athletes competing in elite-level sports.
On Sunday, May 15, the men's lacrosse team battled for the NCAA Tournament title for the first time since 2014. However, the young Crimson squad was unable to advance past the first round, falling to sixth-seeded Rutgers, 19-9.
Track and Field Claims Ten Titles at Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships, Finishes Second Overall
This past weekend, the Harvard track and field team traveled to New Haven, Conn. to compete in the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships for the first time since 2019. With ten individual titles, the men and women both finished second overall, marking a strong end to the team’s season.
The Crimson qualified for the 2022 Ivy League Tournament after wrapping up the regular season with two essential victories. It then suffered a 13-6 first round loss at the hands of the Princeton Tigers to end its season.
Saturday marked the end of a great regular season run for the No. 12 men’s lacrosse team, with a narrow defeat against archrival No. 9 Yale, which won on an overtime score from veteran midfielder Thomas Bragg. Harvard (8-4, 3-3) battled to the very end, ultimately losing, 17-16, on a man-down goal that sealed Yale’s title as Ivy League regular season champions.
Harvard softball left Providence, R.I., with a pair of wins under its belt after a three-game clash against Brown this past weekend. The Crimson traveled south to face the Bears after a Covid-19 outbreak resulted in a cancellation of its Cornell series the previous weekend.
On Saturday, April 25, Jordan Field was electrified by the presence of over 2,400 fans as the No. 12 men's lacrosse team toppled the No. 3 Princeton Tigers, 19-16. The win catapulted Harvard into a five-way tie with Yale, Brown, Princeton and Cornell for first place in the Ivy League and set the stage for a pivotal game against the Bulldogs this upcoming weekend.
The Harvard women’s rugby 7s won the 2022 Ivy League Tournament this past weekend, going 3-1 on the day and ultimately defeating Dartmouth for the championship at Mignone Field. It was the Crimson’s fourth-ever Ivy 7s championship and its second tournament win of the season. Senior center Sofie Fella led the way for the Crimson, scoring eight tries throughout the tournament to continue her torrid start to the season.