2013-14 Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week
May 13, 2014
Breit had a career day to lead the defensive efforts as the Crimson fell to Notre Dame, 13-15 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The sophomore registered a career-high four caused turnovers, the most by a member of the Crimson this season. Briet also collected two ground balls. Hailing from Essex Fells, N.J., Briet registered his seventh point (4g, 3a) as a long stick midfield to finish the season ranked 11th among active long poles with 12 career points (6g, 6a).
May 6, 2014
Schwartz led the No. 12 Crimson to the championship game of the 2014 Ivy League Tournament. The Jenkintown, Pa., native registered three goals and handed out a helper as the Crimson earned a hard fought one-goal win over No. 15 Yale in the semifinals. Harvard opened the championship game on a 4-0 run where Schwartz buried a goal with a little over six minutes remaining in the first quarter. Penn rallied and held the Crimson scoreless for 44:58 to go on and win its first Ivy League Tournament, 7-5. Schwartz was named to the All-Tournament team.
In its final home weekend of the regular season, the Crimson split a doubleheader with division rival Dartmouth April 29. The Crimson took Game 1 in eight innings, 2-0, and dropped the second game, 2-1, in a Dartmouth walk-off. In the first game, Ricciardone allowed just three Dartmouth hits and did not surrender a walk through seven innings. The junior had one hit. Game 2 was no different as Ricciardone and Morgan Groom combined to hold Dartmouth without a hit through the first five innings. The Slidell, La., native posted four k’s.
Apr 22, 2014
Gruener helped his team down Yale, 6-2, before the Crimson fell to the Bulldogs in game 2, 8-2. The freshman, who saw just 19 batters after the first frame, went the distance in the first game at Yale Field, tossing 7.0 full innings, allowing just two runs on five hits, while striking out four and yielding just one walk. From the second through the seventh innings, Gruener afforded the Bulldogs just one base hit.
Apr 15, 2014
Dukes led Harvard to a fourth place finish at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Championship. In the first game, Dukes registered 12 saves in net as the Crimson powered past George Washington, 12-3. Harvard faced Princeton in the next round where the Crimson fell, 13-4. Dukes made five saves in the loss. The Crimson moved on to face Bucknell in the third place game where Dukes made five saves. Harvard ultimately dropped a hard fought, 9-6, decision to the Bison.
Apr 8, 2014
Katherine Lantz hit .444 in three games over the weekend to help the Crimson extend its winning streak to seven games as Harvard posted a 3-0 record with wins over Ivy League foes Penn and Columbia.
Apr 1, 2014
White paced the Crimson to a 3-0 win over Sacred Heart. The junior led the attack for the third straight match and 11th time this season with 13 kills. The Hermosa Beach, Calif., native contributed 12 digs on the defensive side of the ball to notch his third double-double of the season and the fourth of his career. The win marked Harvard’s sixth straight set victory of the season and the seventh consecutive win at home.
Mar 25, 2014
Walker helped Harvard overcome an early 2-0 deficit, when he found the back of the net to put his team on the scoreboard just 25 seconds into the second quarter as the Crimson went on a 7-0 run en route to a, 16-7, victory over Dartmouth. The sophomore paced the offense with a career-high five goals on just six shots, the most for Harvard since Jeff Cohen ’12 scored seven times against Michigan March 31, 2012. On the year, Walker has racked up 18 goals and two assists.
Mar 18, 2014
Lange helped pace the Crimson to a 2-3 record at the San Diego State University tournament with a pair of hits, along with a run scored and an RBI on day one. The second game of the day against the Aztecs saw San Diego State jump out to a commanding 8-0 lead. The Crimson staged a fourth inning rally where Lange pounded a double to left-center to plate teammate Emily Gusse before crossing the plate off of a Catherine Callaway single to right to cut the deficit to two. That is as close Harvard would get however, as SDSU padded its lead with two more runs in the seventh to secure the win.
Mar 11, 2014
Gambitsky tallied 30 saves last week as he guided the Crimson to a 2-0 record. The junior made 12 saves as Harvard downed Quinnipiac, 10-8. The 12 saves stood as his career high until Saturday afternoon when he registered 18 stops in the team’s 15-7 win at Georgetown, marking the most saves by a member of the Crimson since Harry Krieger ’13 made 19 saves on March 29, 2011 against UMass.
Mar 4, 2014
Satterthwaite along with teammates Griffin Schumacher, Oliver Lee, Danny Crigler and Chris Satterthwaite broke their own school record in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:17.94, two seconds faster than the pool mark. The senior co-captain was also a leg of the 400 medley relay team that shattered the school, pool and meet record, clocking in at 3:10. 42. Satterthwaite, Schumacher, Lee and Manchester then overturned a 34-year-old pool record in the meet-ending 400 freestyle relay event. The quartet finished in a time of 2:53.64.
Feb 25, 2014
Trailing, 3-0,He and the women’s team scored four straight points to stage a 4-3 comeback nonconference upset over No. 11 Clemson. In doubles action, He and teammate Amanda Lin evened the match score at one with an, 8-7 victory of Clemson’s Yilynn Miao and Jessy Rompies. He and Miao then faced off in singles play, where the sophomore dropped the set, 5-7 and won the second, 6-1 to force a third set. He came away with a 6-2 decision in set three and secured the upset for the Crimson. The win marks Harvard’s first win over a top-15 opponent under the guidance of head coach Traci Green.
Feb 18, 2014
Zimmick helped his team pick up two wins this weekend as the Crimson outlasted Princeton, 3-2, before blanking George Mason, 3-0. In the first match, the junior finished the night with a .571 hitting percentage while recording 13 kills and three blocks against the Tigers. The Middleton, Wis., native returned to the court to set a new career-high .636 hitting percentage with eight kills, while turning in three aces and five blocks against George Mason. The victory was the Crimson’s first ever sweep of the Patriots.
Feb 11, 2014
Jarocki had an impressive showing at the Ivy League Round-Robins Feb. 8-9 at Brown’s Olney-Margolies Athletic Center as Harvard went, 5-1, to earn a second-place finish behind top-ranked Princeton. The rookie finished the weekend as the lone competitor to go unbeaten on the strip with an 18-0 mark. On day one, the sabre fencer edged opponents from Yale, top-ranked Princeton and No. 8 Penn before continuing her dominance on Sunday to topple competition from No. 6 Columbia, Cornell and Brown. The Middle Village, N.Y., native became the first fencer in Harvard history to be named both Outstanding Performer and Outstanding Rookie Performer and the first to be honored as Outstanding Performer since Caroline Vloka ’12 did so in 2011.
Feb 4, 2014
Schumacher collected a pair of top-two finishes in individual events and was a part of three relay teams that took the top spot in the annual HYP meet for the second consecutive. The Crimson downed Princeton and Yale, 213-140 and 203-150 respectively. The junior collected first place and a NCAA ‘B’ cut time in the 50 freestyle with a time of 19.96. He took second in the 400 IM behind teammate Chris Satterthwaite, swimming the distance in 44.27 seconds. The New York, N.Y., native was a member of the 200 freestyle relay that clocked in at 1:19.12 and the 200 medley relay team that touched the wall in 1:28.34, beating out Princeton’s unit by .31 seconds.
Jan 28, 2014
Lee helped the No. 67 Crimson to its first dual match victory of the season, knocking off Missouri, 4-0, in the opening round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. In the win, the West Windsor, N.J., native and teammate Hannah Morrill won a hard fought battle on the second court against Rachel Stuhlamnn and Madison Rhyner to clinch the doubles point. Lee went on to down Rhyner in the No. 3 contest, 6-2, 6-1 and push Harvard’s lead to a 2-0 advantage.
Jan 21, 2014
D’Oench helped No. 5/6 Harvard to two ECAC road wins at Colgate and No. 3 Cornell Jan. 17-18. After falling behind 4-2 to start the third period against Colgate, the sophomore forward netted the first goal of the frame to spark a comeback as the Crimson found the back of the net two more times to secure the win . D’Oench also contributed two assists against the Raiders to lead all skaters with three points. The New York, N.Y., native opened the scoring up in Ithaca, when she fired a shot into the top part of the net to give Harvard a 1-0 lead 8:15 into the first period. Harvard went onto to win, 3-1, at Cornell for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
Jan 14, 2014
Curry scored a team-high 17 points in the second half to power the Crimson past Dartmouth, 61-45, Saturday in Lavietes Pavilion. The senior captain was 7-of-10 from the field in the second half, and added six rebounds and six assists. Harvard extended its home streak to 17 games, matching Kentucky for the sixth-longest win streak in the country.
Jan 7, 2014
Repkemper helped pace the Crimson to a 3-1 record in pool play and a trip to the championship round of the UCSB’s 50th Asics Invitational in Santa Barbara, Calif., Jan. 4. In the championship match, the Crimson fell to then No. 4 Long Beach State, 3-1. Set scores were 18-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-13. The Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., native tallied 13 kills and a .722 hitting percentage to earn a spot on the all-tournament team.
Dec 31, 2013
Akolie scored a career-high 17 points on Saturday at Fordham as the Crimson picked up its seventh straight win, 94-86. The sophomore finished the day shooting 6-of-7 from the floor, 4-of-6 from the line, and also came away with six rebounds and one block. Okolie scored 13 of his points after the intermission, including seven in the final five minutes as Harvard held off a late rally by the Rams.
Dec 10, 2013
D’Oench scored the Crimson lone goal as Harvard battled to a 1-1 stalemate against crosstown rival No. 6/7 Boston College on Saturday in the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. For the fifth consecutive game, the New York, N.Y., native, found the back of the net just 3:22 into the contest. The sophomore forward continues to lead the team in scoring (7-5-12).
Dec 3, 2013
Gedman scored a goal and registered two assists as Harvard powered past Dartmouth, 5-0, Sunday at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The junior captain tallied her first assist on a power play goal 14:59 into the first period to give the Crimson an early lead. The Framingham, Mass., native handed out her second helper with 3:35 to go in the second, before she found the back of the net at the end of the final period to give Harvard a, 4-0 lead.
Nov 26, 2013
Korolev finished third overall at the NCAA Championships, earning USTFCCCA Cross Country All-America honors. He ran the 10k race with a time of 29:59.5, narrowly missing second place by 0.4 of a second. The Northeast Region Athlete of the Year, Korolev became the first Harvard male runner to finish in the top-25 of the NCAA meet since Paul Gompers '86-87 placed fifth.
Nov 19, 2013
In her first collegiate start, the freshman goaltender stopped 21 shots against ECAC foe Colgate to earn her first shutout in a 2-0 win for the No. 6 Crimson. The victory moves the Crimson to 6-1-1 overall and tallied the fourth clean sheet of the season including second on the ice of the Bright-Laundry Hockey Center.
Nov 13, 2013
The Bruderheim, Alberta, native anchored the Crimson defense to a 2-0 weekend as Harvard downed St. Lawrence and No. 6 Clarkson last weekend. Maschmeyer collected 26 saves against the Saints before turning away 33 more shots to record her third shutout of the season and defeat the Golden Knights. The sophomore garnered her second ECAC Goaltender of the Week honor of the season for her stellar weekend performance. Harvard improves to 5-1 overall and in conference play.
Nov 5, 2013
The Ballston Spa, N.Y., native helped his team downed Dartmouth, 2-1, on Saturday night at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium to improve to 5-7-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play. Mendez registered two saves while remaining undefeated between the pipes with a 5-0 record. It marks the second-straight win for Harvard and the fourth-consecutive victory in Ancient Eight play.
Oct 29, 2013
In the opening weekend of the season, Maschmeyer helped the Crimson to a 2-0 start with victories over Quinnipiac and Princeton. The Bruderheim, Alta., native stopped 19 shots over three periods in a, 4-2, victory over Quinnipiac on Friday night to hand the Bobcats its first loss of the season and snap a six-game win streak. The Crimson returned to the ice on Saturday to take on ECAC and Ivy League foe, Princeton. The sophomore denied a career-high 44 shots in between the pipes for the Crimson as it shut out the Tigers, 4-0.
Oct 22, 2013
Brate contributed four receptions for 34 yards and two scores in the, 35-16, victory over Lafayette last weekend as Harvard improved to 5-0 for the second straight year. The Naperville, Ill., native helped put the Crimson on the board in the first frame when Harvard faked a field goal. On the play, quarterback Michael Pruneau took the snap rolled to his right and found Brate standing alone in the back corner of the end zone. The senior helped secure the win in the fourth when he caught a 15-yard pass for his second touchdown of the day.
Oct 16, 2013
The Austin, Texas native paced the Harvard offense as the Crimson downed familiar Ivy League foes Cornell and Columbia last weekend. The rookie notched her first career double-double with a career-high 14 kills and 11 digs to help Harvard past Cornell, 3-1. She added an ace and 16 points to secure the win and snap a two-game losing streak. Weghorst contributed nine kills and five digs as the Crimson defeated Columbia in straight sets Sunday. Harvard (8-6, 3-2 Ivy) improves to 6-1 at home and sit in second place in conference play.
Oct 8, 2013
The Kenner, La., native finished with 21 carries for 158 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns as Harvard defeated in-state rival Holy Cross, 41-35, in triple overtime. Stanton tallied his first score of the game in the first overtime when the sophomore rushed for one yard to put Harvard back on top, 35-28. On the game-winning possession, the running back broke through a hole and ran for 17 yards for the score. Stanton was the recipient of the John Turco Memorial Trophy, presented annually to the most outstanding player in the Holy Cross homecoming game. The Crimson (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) remains undefeated on the season.
Oct 1, 2013
The freshman tallied eight goals and two steals in a trio of CWPA Northern Division wins last weekend at Blodgett Pool. The La Jolla, Calif., native led Harvard past Connecticut College, 16-3, with three goals before registering two steals to help the Crimson earn its first win over Brown since 2006. In Harvard’s third game of the weekend, Wrobel paced his team with five goals to down neighboring rival MIT, 13-10.
Sep 24, 2013
The Huntington Beach, Calif., native led the Crimson offense this weekend as the team went 2-1 against Collegiate Water Polo Association rivals Fordham, Iona and No. 14 St. Francis. Harrison tallied a team-high nine goals in three games. He found the back of the net five times in the St. Francis match to give Harvard its first win against the Terriers since 2002. The 14-11 win also snapped an 11-year home win-streak at SFU Aquatic Center for the Terriers. The sophomore scored in all three matches this weekend and currently leads the team with 26 goals and 31 steals.
Sep 17, 2013
The freshman tallied a pair of goals to help Harvard earn its first win of the 2013 campaign as the team downed Holy Cross, 4-0, Friday night. The Norridgewock, Maine, native opened the scoring in the 51st minute before finding the back of the net eight minutes later to give Harvard the 3-0 advantage. Finnemore, who scored her first goal of the year against Bryant, now has three goals this season, the most by a freshman scored in a season since Noel Painter’s eight in 2011.
Sep 10, 2013
Holte helped Harvard become the only Ivy League team to open the season with an undefeated record (2-0) during the first weekend of action. She led Harvard's defensive charge with 13 blocks, including 12 during a 3-1 win over Hofstra. Her 11 block assists and one solo block marked the most by a Harvard player since Sandra Lynne Fryhofer '12 totaled 13 at Georgia State on Sept. 3, 2011. Holte also contributed 11 kills on 29 attempts for a .276 hitting percentage during the weekend. It's Holte's second career COOP award after winning October 9, 2012.