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Katharine Forst

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Sparkling Squash
Year in Sports

Heartbeat Heroes: Varsity Team Managers

Often considered “the heartbeat of the team,” team managers play an integral role in varsity sports. The Crimson sat down with four managers from Harvard’s basketball, lacrosse, and squash programs to learn more about the position.

Crimson Celebration
Year in Sports

Harvard Avoids Heartbreak in Westport, Bests Bucknell 13-12

Grit. Determination. A desire for victory. These traits are what define a team that, against all odds, can find success. However, an additional attribute aided Frisbie Family Head Coach Gerry Byrne and his men’s lacrosse team in its comeback victory against the Bucknell Bison earlier this season: preparation.

Cooper's Compositions

Cooper's Next Big Hit: The Harvard Mixtape

George Cooper is used to taking big swings. The junior outfielder is known for his free-swinging at the dish and his infectious presence in the dugout. But since arriving at Harvard, Cooper has also been immersing himself in another ultra-competitive environment with a high risk of failure: the music industry.

Ready to Roar

Letter From the Chairs: An Olympic Year in Sports

The 2023-2024 athletic year has been defined by one word: Olympic. Marked by a slew of national championships, Ivy League titles, and individual player honors, Harvard’s 42 Division I teams placed themselves firmly within a niche of excellence this past season. And that elite level of competition will only be heightened as the Crimson is set to be represented by a contingent of athletes at the highest level this summer: the 2024 Paris Olympics.

beat brown
Men's Lacrosse

Men’s Lacrosse Clinches 11-10 Win Against Brown, Still Falls Short of Postseason

With Princeton clinching victory over the Yale Bulldogs just before the first whistle, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team’s (8-5, 2-4 Ivy) final win of the season, 11-10, against the Brown Bears proved inconsequential for both programs, with the Ivy League Tournament lineup having already been decided. The four teams that will continue into the postseason are No. 8 Cornell, No. 12 Princeton, No. 13 Yale, and No. 16 UPenn.

Mack Madness
Breaking Sports

Star Freshman Malik Mack Will Transfer To Georgetown in Massive Blow To Harvard

Harvard men’s basketball star freshman point guard Malik Mack will leave transfer to Georgetown next year, a major blow to a Crimson squad for which Mack was one of the sole bright spots last season.  ​​​​​​

Crimson Celebration
Men's Lacrosse

Men’s Lax Rebounds Against Dartmouth 13-7

After a bit of a midseason slump, the No. 16 Harvard men’s lacrosse team (7-3, 1-2 Ivy) bounced back in a home-field victory against Dartmouth, 13-7. Currently ranked fifth in the Ivy League, the game against the Big Green was a must-win matchup in the squad’s quest for a bid in the postseason tournament.

single shooter
Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse Falls to UVA 13-10

The No. 16 Harvard men’s lacrosse team (6-3, 0-2 Ivy) dropped its second-consecutive game on Jordan Field, 13-10, to No. 2 University of Virginia on Saturday.

Quaking in Their Boots

Three Crimson Wrestlers Compete at NCAA Championships in Kansas City

The Harvard wrestling team (4-6) wrapped up its competitive 2023-24 campaign with a strong showing at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Kansas City, Miss.. Senior captain Phillip Conigliaro, junior Diego Sotelo, and sophomore Jack Crook represented the Crimson in the 174, 125, and 149 pound weight classes, respectively. While Sotelo and Conigliaro have qualified for the event before, the 2024 saga marked Crook’s first attempt at clinching an NCAA title.

Sabre Saron

‘A Dream Come True’: Former Crimson Fencer Excited to Compete on the World’s Highest Stage

Dominant Harvard fencer Mitchell Saron ’23, who was a three-season standout for the men’s fencing team, is set to compete for the U.S. at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Men's Volleyball vs. Princeton Jump
Men's Volleyball

Men’s Volleyball Bests Dominican University of New York, 3-1

In a thrilling evening at the Malkin Athletic Center, the No. 19 Harvard men's volleyball team (11-6, 3-1 EIVA) celebrated its return home to the MAC with a clear-cut 3-1 victory over Dominican University New York (10-10, 2-1 ECC). The win marked its second consecutive successful weekend of play.

Can't Foil Me

Mitchell Saron '23-'24 to Compete for Fencing USA at 2024 Paris Olympics

Dominant Harvard fencer Mitchell Saron ’23, who was a three-season standout for the men’s fencing team, is set to compete for The United States at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

single shooter
Men's Lacrosse

Men’s Lacrosse Drops Second Straight, Falls to 6-2

The No. 16 Harvard men’s lacrosse team (6-2, 0-2 Ivy) fell in another hard-fought battle to No. 14 Princeton (5-3, 1-1 Ivy), 14-11. The Crimson was unable to bounce back from its loss to No. 8 Yale (4-2, 1-1 Ivy) and protect Jordan Field from the Tigers on what was the squad’s alumni day celebration.

Dynamic Duo
Men's Tennis

Men’s Tennis Posts Impressive Results During California Road Trip

The No. 10 Harvard men’s tennis team (13-5) entered spring break with fresh legs, traveling across the country to California to take on the No. 47 University of California Santa Barbara, California Lutheran University, No. 40 Pepperdine University, and No. 29 University of California Los Angeles. It emerged with a 3-1 record on the trip, making the cross-country trip worthwhile.

Can't Foil Me

Harvard’s Lauren Scruggs To Represent Team USA at 2024 Paris Olympics

Junior foil Lauren Scruggs, a standout member of the Harvard women’s fencing team the past three seasons, has clinched a spot fencing for the U.S. National Team at the 2024 Olympics.