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Eli Dershwitz, Men's Fencing - Sophomore Eli Dershwitz claimed his first national title, winning the men's sabre category with a final tally of 15-10 against Wayne State's Zaid Elsissy. Dershwitz is the first men's fencing team member to clinch an individual title since 2007, when Tim Hagamen '07 earned the same honor. Dershwitz earned his second All-America first team honors with the victory.

Riley Moore, Men's Volleyball - The junior middle blocker tallied seven total blocks against Sacred Heart on March 24, pacing the Crimson defense to a three-set win. Moore also contributed six kills.  

Patrick Robinson, Baseball – Hit .588/.667/.941 over a four-game set vs. Army West Point, posting four multi-hit games and four-straight games with an RBI. Robinson tallied five extra-base hits and nine RBI in the series while scoring seven runs. He helped Harvard to 46 runs in the series, which is the most for a Crimson team over a four-game stretch since 2003. Stole two bases and currently ranks third in the Ivy League in batting average, ranks second in RBIs, and leads the league in slugging percentage.

Dean Farris, Men’s Swimming – Farris earned three All-America honors, two individual and one with a relay squad at this year’s NCAA Championship. Farris finished fourth in the 200 free, behind three Olympians, to earn first team All-America. He then earned honorable mention All-America in the 200 back and with the 800 free relay.

Merrick Madsen, Men’s Hockey – Madsen was named NCAA East Regional Most Outstanding Player after leading the Crimson past Providence and Air Force. Madsen had his third shutout of the season, stopping a career-high 41 shots against the Friars and then made 27 saves against the Falcons.

Morgan Cheek, men’s lacrosse  - Posted a 10-point week, including four goals and four assists in the Ivy League win at Dartmouth. This marks the fourth game of the year with four-plus goals and third with seven-plus points.

Kendrick Vinar, Men’s Golf - Shot minus-six at the Furman Intercollegiate, his best three-day score, to finish ninth overall amongst tough competition. He helped the Crimson to a sixth-place finish overall with a -2 for the weekend. 

Caitlin Weigel, Women’s Rugby – Sophomore Caitlin Weigel helped the Crimson to a 4-1 mark and runner-up finish in the Cup Championship at the Crimson 7s Tournament this weekend. Weigel earned a try in four of the five matches, and had five conversions for Harvard throughout the day. 

Mathilde Ribordy, Women’s Water Polo – Freshman Mathilde Ribordy had a dominant weekend for Harvard, totaling six goals and three assists in two matches as the Crimson took down Mercyhurst and Gannon. Ribordy recorded two goals and an assist Saturday in the win over Mercyhurst, before erupting for a career-high four goals and two helpers against Gannon Sunday. The freshman also notched three steals to add to her team-high 28 swipes.

Jade Miller, Track and Field – Senior Jade Miller won the 400-meter hurdles at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational in 57.20 seconds, the second fastest time in the nation in the event this season. Miller competed in the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships and the Olympic Trials in the event last summer.

Kenny Tao, Men’s Tennis – Tao finished the weekend with a perfect record in singles (2-0) and doubles play (3-0) in dual matches against Louisiana, Buffalo, and Amherst. He won singles matches against Arthur Libaud of Louisiana (6-2, 6-0) and Sheng Koay of Buffalo (7-6, 6-1) in straight sets and teamed with regular doubles partner Brian Yeung for wins against Louisiana and Buffalo in the No. 1 doubles slot. He played with Logan Weber on Saturday afternoon against Amherst and won 6-2 to help Harvard clinch the doubles point in all three dual matches on the weekend.


Vote Now for COOP Student-Athlete of the Week!
Eli Dershwitz, Men's Fencing
Riley Moore, Men's Volleyball
Patrick Robinson, Baseball
Dean Farris, Men's Swimming
Merrick Madsen, Men's Hockey
Morgan Cheek, Men's Lacrosse
Kendrick Vinar, Men's Golf
Caitlin Weigel, Women's Rugby
Mathilde Ribordy, Women's Water Polo
Jade Miller Track and Field
Kenny Tao, Men's Tennis


2016-17 Winners:

Week 1: Noah Harrison, Men's Water Polo 

Week 2: Joey Colton, Men's Water Polo

Week 3: Natasha Gonzalez, Women's Tennis 

Week 4: Kolbi Brown, Football 

Week 5: Taylor Gavula and Emma Wheeler, Sailing 

Week 6: Irene Lu, Women's Tennis

Week 7: Kevin Coakley, Taylor Ladd, Nick Sertl, Sailing 

Week 8: Isabelle Tashima, Women's Volleyball 

Week 9: Delia Hellander, Women's Rugby 

Week 10: Lexi Milunovich, Women's Tennis 

Week 11: Molly Tissenbaum, Women's Ice Hockey 

Week 12: Joey Colton, Men's Water Polo 

Week 13: Katie Benzan, Women's Basketball 

Week 14: Charlie Owens, Men's Water Polo

Week 15: Seth Towns, Men's Basketball 

Week 16: Madeline Raster, Women's Basketball 

Week 17: Dean Farris, Men's Swimming 

Week 18: June Lee, Women's Tennis

Week 19: AJ Jaffe, Wrestling

Week 20: June Lee, Women's Tennis

Week 21: Katie Benzan, Women's Basketball

Week 22: Lexie Laing, Women's Hockey

Week 23: Erik Johnsson, Men's Volleyball

Week 24: Irene Lu, Women's Tennis

Week 25: Spencer Scott, Men's Volleyball

Week 26: John Fallon, Baseball