2016 Men's Water Polo News

  • Minnis Named to USA Water Polo Staff for FINA World Championships
    June 21, 2017
    Ted Minnis, The Friends of Harvard Water Polo Head Coach, has been appointed as a member of the Team USA Men’s National Team coaching staff for the 2017 FINA World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary July 14-30.
  • Men’s Water Polo Releases Class of 2021
    May 10, 2017
    Building on a historic season that saw the Crimson earn its first conference title and make its first-ever NCAA Tournament and Final Four appearance, Harvard men’s water polo welcomes the addition of four incoming freshmen that will make up the class of 2021: Dennis Blyashov, Jackson Enright, Bruno Snow and Ben Wagner.
  • Minnis Selected as Monte Nitzkowski Distinguished Men’s Coaching National Award Winner
    May 01, 2017
    USA Water Polo recently announced that Harvard men’s and women’s water polo head coach Ted Minnis was recognized nationally as the Monte Nitzkowski Distinguished Men’s Coaching Award winner for 2016. Minnis was the recipient of the award for the Northeast zone earlier in the year, and was recently chosen by a panel to be the national selection for the award.
  • Nine Men’s Water Polo Student-Athletes Earn ACWPC All-Academic Honors
    February 07, 2017
    Harvard men’s water polo had nine student-athletes that were honored with Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches 2016 Men’s All-Academic Awards for their performance in the classroom.
  • Minnis Recognized as 2016 USA Water Polo Zone Award Winner
    January 10, 2017
    Harvard water polo head coach Ted Minnis was recently selected by USA Water Polo as the recipient of the Monte Nitzkowski Distinguished Coaching Award for the Northeast. Minnis led the Crimson men’s water polo team to the best record in program history and notched the first-ever NCAA Final Four appearance for Harvard this year.
  • Ivy League Announces 2016 Fall Academic All-Ivy Team
    December 22, 2016
    The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2016 Fall Academic All-Ivy League team.
  • Colton, Harrison Named ACWPC All-Americans
    December 19, 2016
    Seniors Joey Colton and Noah Harrison have been named to the 2016 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America team after helping guide the Crimson to its most successful season in program history.
  • Colton Highlights No. 9 Men’s Water Polo’s Postseason Awards
    December 05, 2016
    In Harvard men’s water polo’s most successful season since the program was established 36 years ago, numerous Crimson were recognized for postseason accomplishments from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Northeast Water Polo Conference and the coaching staff. Senior captain Joey Colton highlighted the awards as he was named to the 2016 NCAA Men’s Water Polo All-Tournament second team and was selected as the team MVP.
  • No. 9 Men’s Water Polo’s Historic Season Comes to an End Against No. 1 USC
    December 03, 2016
    No. 9 Harvard men’s water polo ended the most successful season in Harvard water polo history with a 19-4 defeat at the hands of No. 1 USC at Spieker Aquatics Complex in NCAA Final Four action Saturday afternoon.
  • No. 9 Men’s Water Polo Heads to NCAA Final Four with Overtime Victory Against No. 9 UC Davis
    December 01, 2016
    No. 9 Harvard men’s water polo continued its historic season with a 16-15 overtime victory over No. 9 UC Davis in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship on Thursday afternoon. The Crimson earned a berth into the NCAA Final Four with the victory.
  • Harrison Tabbed Northeast Conference Player of the Week for Fifth Time
    November 28, 2016
    Senior standout Noah Harrison was named the Northeast Water Polo Conference Player of the Week after earning Most Valuable Player honors and leading the No. 10 Crimson to the NWPC Championship title on Nov. 18-20. The selection marks the fifth of the year for Harrison and the 12th weekly award of his career.
  • No. 9 Men’s Water Polo Set for NCAA Championship Clash with No. 9 UC Davis
    November 28, 2016
    The No. 9 Harvard men’s water polo team (26-6) looks to clinch a spot in the NCAA Final Four as it takes on No. 9 UC Davis (23-5) at the Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley, California on Thursday afternoon. The Crimson defeated No. 12 Bucknell, 13-12, in sudden-death overtime to earn the first-ever NCAA Championship victory in program history on Nov. 26.
  • No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Earns First-Ever NCAA Championship Victory Against No. 12 Bucknell
    November 26, 2016
    The No. 10 Harvard men’s water polo team (26-6) defeated No. 12 Bucknell (23-5), 13-12, in sudden-death overtime Saturday afternoon to advance to the next round of the NCAA Championship. The Crimson earned its first NCAA Championship win in program history against the Bison.
  • No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Begins NCAA Championship Run Against No. 12 Bucknell
    November 23, 2016
    The No. 10 Harvard men’s water polo team (25-6) begins play in the 2016 NCAA Championship with a play-in game against No. 12 Bucknell (23-4) in Cambridge Saturday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. The game marks the first time any Crimson water polo team has competed in the national championship.
  • No. 11 Men’s Water Polo to Host No. 12 Bucknell to Open 2016 NCAA Championship
    November 21, 2016
    No. 11 Harvard men’s water polo will play the first NCAA Championship game in program history when the Crimson hosts No. 12 Bucknell in a play-in game on Saturday, Nov. 26, announced today by the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Committee. Harvard will be one of seven teams vying for the 2016 National Collegiate Men’s Water Polo Championship.
  • No. 11 Men’s Water Polo Defeats No. 10 Brown, Captures NWPC Crown
    November 20, 2016
    No. 11 Harvard men’s water polo captured the first-ever Northeast Water Polo Conference Championship with an 11-7 victory over No. 10 Brown at Denunzio Pool in Princeton, N.J. on Sunday afternoon.
  • No. 11 Men’s Water Polo Eyes NWPC Championship with Win Over No. 12 Princeton
    November 19, 2016
    The No. 11 Harvard men’s water polo team took down No. 12 Princeton, 14-13, in the Northeast Water Polo Conference Championship semifinal on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson will now face No. 10 Brown in the NWPC Championship tomorrow at noon.
  • Colton, Stevens Earn NWPC First Team Honors
    November 18, 2016
    The Collegiate Water Polo Association recently announced that seniors Joey Colton and Dan Stevens have been selected to the Northeast Water Polo Conference first team. Colton and Stevens helped guide the Crimson to a 22-6 mark over the regular season, including a 7-3 record in NWPC play.
  • No. 11 Men’s Water Polo Defeats MIT in NWPC Quarterfinals
    November 18, 2016
    No. 11 Harvard men’s water polo advanced to the NWPC Tournament semifinal contest after handing MIT a 14-8 defeat at Denunizio Pool in Princeton, N.J. The Crimson now looks ahead to No. 12 Princeton tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.
  • No. 11 Men’s Water Polo Opens NWPC Tournament Against MIT
    November 16, 2016
    No. 11 Harvard men’s water polo looks to build on a historic season as it begins the Northeast Water Polo Conference tournament with a matchup against MIT on Friday. The Crimson finished as the third seed in the NWPC after a 7-3 mark in conference action during the regular season.
  • No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Takes Down Iona, 17-7
    November 06, 2016
    No. 10 Harvard men’s water polo finished off its regular season with a 17-7 victory over Iona. The Crimson outscored the Gaels 9-1 in the second half to secure the win.
  • No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Splits a Pair of NWPC Contests
    November 05, 2016
    No. 10 Harvard men’s water polo split a pair of Northeast Water Polo Conference matches on Saturday. The Crimson defeated No. 20 St. Francis Brooklyn, before falling to No. 10 Princeton, 11-10.
  • Harrison Collects Fourth NWPC Player of the Week Laurels
    November 03, 2016
    Senior Noah Harrison has been named the Northeast Water Polo Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time this season after his performances last weekend. Harrison helped guide Harvard to two crucial conference victories with multiple goals in both contests on Oct. 29.
  • No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Concludes Regular Season with Trio of Conference Matches
    November 02, 2016
    No. 10 Harvard men’s water polo finishes up regular season action with three home contests against Northeast Water Polo Conference foes this weekend. The Crimson hosts No. 20 St. Francis Brooklyn and No. 10 Princeton on Saturday, before welcoming Iona to Blodgett Pool Sunday.
  • No. 13 Men’s Water Polo Earns Conference Wins Over MIT and No. 10 Brown
    October 29, 2016
    No. 13 Harvard men’s water polo picked up serious ground in the Northeast Water Polo Conference with victories over MIT and No. 10 Brown on Saturday. The Crimson handily defeated the Engineers, 12-3, before taking down the Bears in overtime, 9-8.
  • No. 13 Men’s Water Polo Resumes Conference Action Against MIT, No. 10 Brown
    October 27, 2016
    No. 13 Harvard men’s water polo resumes Northeast Water Polo Conference play this weekend as it makes the short trips to MIT and No. 10 Brown on Saturday. The Crimson sits in third place with a mark of 3-2 in the NWPC, trailing No. 10 Brown and No. 11 Princeton by one game in the conference standings.
  • No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Ends Weekend on a High Note Against No. 20 Santa Clara
    October 23, 2016
    No. 10 Harvard men’s water polo finished play at the Rodeo Tournament in Southern California with a 12-7 victory over No. 20 Santa Clara on Sunday. Junior Colin Chiapello and sophomore Nick Bunn tied career-highs with four goals apiece to lead the Crimson to its seventh win against a ranked opponent this season.
  • No. 10 Men’s Water Polo Splits a Pair at Rodeo Tournament
    October 22, 2016
    No. 10 Harvard men’s water polo finished 1-1 on the second day of the Rodeo Tournament Saturday. The Crimson fell to No. 9 UC Davis, 7-6, before rolling to an 18-8 victory over Fresno Pacific.
  • Around The Yard: Dan Stevens
    October 21, 2016
    As a senior, the last three years and change at Harvard have presented incredible opportunities to learn and grow both as a student, and as a person. Part of what I enjoy about the college is that each person has a unique story to tell, complete with different backgrounds and experiences. Among the aspects that make me who I am today is my last four summers as a Newport Beach Ocean Lifeguard.
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