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2018 Harvard Women's Water Polo News

  • Four Players Record Hat-Tricks as No. 21 Water Polo Defeats Villanova
    February 18, 2018
    Junior attacker Kristen Hong scored four times and aided three more goals in the No. 21 Harvard women’s water polo team defeat of Villanova, 18-12, on Sunday afternoon at the Princeton Invitational. Sophomore Sofia Carrera-Justiz added five goals and an assist to complete the event with 17 points (12g, 5a), while freshman Quinne Pursell registered her first collegiate hat trick to help the Crimson improve to 5-3 on the year.
  • No. 21 Harvard Splits First Day at Princeton Invitational
    February 17, 2018
    The No. 21 Harvard women’s water polo team beat Iona, 15-7, and fell to No. 12 Wagner, 13-8, during its first day at the Princeton Invitational. Sofia Carrera-Justiz led the Crimson (4-3) with seven goals and four assists (11 pts.) on the day, including a career-best four goals against Wagner (5-3).
  • No. 21 Women’s Water Polo Returns with Trio of Matches at Princeton Invitational
    February 15, 2018
    The No. 21 Harvard women’s water polo team resumes its season with three matches at the Princeton Invitational this weekend. The Crimson (3-2) are slated for a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 17 against Marist and No. 12 Wagner (4-3). Harvard concludes the tournament on Sunday versus Villanova (0-3). The tournament will be streamed on the Ivy League Network.
  • Minnis Bestowed USA Water Polo Zone Award
    February 05, 2018
    USA Water Polo announced its 2017 Zone Award Winners in late January. Honorees are recognized for their contributions to the sport in a variety of disciplines: coaching, officiating, volunteering and more. The Friends of Harvard Water Polo Head Coach Ted Minnis was bestowed the Monte Nitzkowski Distinguished Coaching Award for the Northeast Zone. From these zone awards, USA Water Polo will select its national award winners later this year.
  • Women's Water Polo Mauls Marist, Edged by San Diego State
    February 03, 2018
    No. 19 Harvard women's water polo opened the Bruno Classic with a defeat of No. 24 Marist, 13-3, then fell in a close contest to No. 13 San Diego State, 10-8. Sophomore attacker Mathilde Ribordy led the Crimson (3-2) with five goals, while freshman Olivia Price led the team with nine points (1g, 8a) on the day.
  • Price Named CWPA Rookie of the Week
    February 01, 2018
    Harvard women’s water polo freshman Olivia Price was named the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Rookie of the Week. The Lafayette, California native’s five goals tied for eighth most at the Hoosier Invitational. Price’s first collegiate goal was Harvard's first of the season, coming at 44 seconds into the season-opening win versus No. 25 Iona. Price returned to contribute four more goals and a steal vs. McKendree, concluding the tournament with six points (5g, 1a).
  • Women’s Water Polo Meet Marist, San Diego State at Bruno Classic
    January 31, 2018
    The No. 19 Harvard women’s water polo team will continue its season against a pair of ranked opponents this weekend at the Bruno Classic. The Crimson (2-1) will face No. 24 Marist (0-6) and No. 13 San Diego State (0-0) on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 10:20 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, in the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center at Brown University. The entirety of the Bruno Classic is available to stream via the Ivy League Network.
  • Water Polo Splits Final Day of Hoosier Invitational
    January 28, 2018
    The final day of the Hoosier Invitational saw the No. 19 Harvard women's water polo earn one win and one loss. The Crimson (2-1) defeated Toronto, 17-2, in a morning exhibition and fell to No. 14 UC-Santa Barbara, 8-5, that afternoon.
  • No. 19 Water Polo Opens Season with Pair of Wins at Hoosier Invitational
    January 27, 2018
    No. 19 Harvard women’s water polo thumped No. 25 Iona, 14-6, in its season-opener at the Hoosier Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson (2-0) returned later in the day to thwart McKendree, 19-6, in its second contest of the 2018 campaign.
  • Women’s Water Polo Starts Season at Hoosier Invitational
    January 24, 2018
    The Harvard women’s water polo team begins its 2018 campaign at the Hoosier Invitational Saturday, Jan. 27. The Crimson open the tournament at 1 p.m. against No. 24 Iona, then play an evening contest against McKendree. Harvard will also face Toronto in an exhibition match, before meeting No. 19 Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon.
  • Women's Water Polo Announces 2018 Schedule
    December 20, 2017
    The Harvard women's water polo team has announced its 2018 schedule which includes six home matches at Blodgett Pool. All of Harvard's home matches will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network. 
  • Written Senior Perspectives: Eela Nagaraj
    July 25, 2017
    It feels surreal to reflect on my senior season and my athletic career as a whole here at Harvard. I don’t really know where to begin, as the past four years playing here have both been incredibly difficult and truly worthwhile. This season has been fantastic, yet oddly, it is how wonderful this year’s experience is that makes the past three years feel even more bittersweet.

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