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Mairead B. Baker

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Harvard's Colosseum: A History of Harvard Stadium

Just a mile across the river from the Yard, Harvard’s U-shaped colosseum towers over Allston, offering a space for eager runners, spectators, and athletes. At nearly 120 years old, the home of Harvard football also houses decades of American and Boston history.


Harvard Field Hockey Falls Short of NCAA Tournament Bid Despite Successful Season

Despite holding an impressive 13-4 record, in which all four losses were against top-15 opponents, Harvard did not receive the ending it had worked for, ending the season without an Ivy League championship and bid to the 2022 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Tournament.


Turning the Blue Charles Gold: Harvard Rowers Claim Victories at 2022 Head of the Charles Regatta

Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of spectators flocked to the Charles River to watch collegiate, club, and international rowers take part in the historic Head of the Charles Regatta. With the Regatta being tied to Harvard throughout its 55-year historical tradition, all four Crimson rowing teams opened their seasons at this regatta. Different Harvard boats won big at home, taking gold and silver medals back to their boathouses.


Harvard to Face Princeton Sunday in Ivy League Championship Decider

“We’d like to say it's just not a game. Obviously that’s not the case, it's a big game,” remarked Harvard field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden ahead of the highly anticipated Harvard-Princeton match this Sunday in Princeton, N.J.


Preview: Crew Teams Prepare for 2022 Head of the Charles Regatta

In just a few days, the banks of the Charles River will be filled with rowers, coaches, and spectators alike for the world’s largest three-day rowing event: the Head of the Charles Regatta. Since its inauguration, the event has grown to 55 different events, featuring over 11,000 rowers from all around the world. Winners of each race receive the honorary title, “Head of the Charles.”


No. 15 Harvard Field Hockey Eyes Ivy Championship, NCAA Postseason

With only five games left in the regular season, No. 15 Harvard field hockey is making moves towards another Ivy League championship and NCAA tournament run. The Crimson has toppled two of their Ivy League rivals thus far, Penn and Yale, leaving three schools to go over the next few weeks.


No. 15 Field Hockey Builds Vigor After Five Game Winning Streak

With eight games down and six wins under its belt, No. 15 Harvard field hockey is off to a rocketing start this season. The first four games were against ranked opponents: Miami University (Ohio), University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, and American University, and the team has since opened Ivy play.


A Triumphant Return to Berylson: Field Hockey Prepares for the 2022 Season

Nearly ten months ago, the Harvard field hockey team walked off Phyllis Oocker Field in Ann Arbor, Mich. as record breakers, making it to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. In 2022, after its astounding run to the national semifinals last year, the Crimson is no longer the underdog—it is the team to beat.


No. 1 in Net: Ellie Shahbo, Female Athlete of the Year

Junior Ellie Shahbo is one of the top goalkeepers in NCAA hockey. Despite her first-rate statistics and key role in guiding Harvard field hockey to a 17-2 record, Shahbo credits her teammates for their success this season.