CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard nordic and alpine skiing teams open the carnival season at the Bates Carnival in Maine with alpine races at Sunday River and nordic events at Black Mountain in Rumford.
Racing at Nationals
Senior Akeo Maifeld-Carucci posted a strong showing at the US Cross-Country National Championships in Michigan in January, placing 29th in the 15km skate race.
A Year Ago
Last season, Harvard had four NCAA qualifiers in Park City, Utah. Jen Rolfes and Rebecca Nadler were each named to the All-East team and Chris City, the was named the 2014 EEISA Nordic Coach of the Year.
For the first time since 2011-12, the Crimson will participate in the Bates Carnival. Last season, alpine started at the UVM carnival, while both teams attended the Colby Winter Carnival in the third week of January.
Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coaches for Harvard Skiing
Chris City enters his seventh season as the program's Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coach for Harvard Skiing (Nordic) in 2014-15. The 2013-14 season was one of Harvard nordic skiing's finest, as City saw a number of his athletes record multiple top-10 finishes in competitive EISA carnival fields. Jen Rolfes '14 earned a spot on the EISA All-Eastern squad with a strong performance at regionals, and three nordic skiiers qualified for the 2014 NCAA Championships in Park City, Utah. The trio represented Harvard's largest NCAA contingent in program history.
Timothy Mitchell, in his ninth year as the Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coach for Harvard Skiing (Alpine), played a key role in producing Harvard's first NCAA skiing champion in Rebecca Nadler '14, who took home the title in 2012 as a sophomore in Bozeman, Montana. Nadler was a four-time All-American for the Crimson in both the slalom and GS events.