Harvard Women's Basketball 2018-19 News

  • Written Senior Perspective - Kelsey Bogdan, Women's Basketball
    June 18, 2019
    It has been a privilege and an honor to be an athlete at Harvard these past four years. When I compare my athletic experience to those of my friends playing at other schools and other leagues, I feel even more fortunate that I was able to continue to play the sport that I love at a school that valued both my desire to play on a highly competitive team, with fine coaches, access to amazing facilities and resources, all while being able to take the classes that I wanted to take, and to be part of the larger Harvard community.
  • Delaney-Smith Honored with Women’s Professional Achievement Award by Harvard College Women’s Center
    April 29, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Last week, The Friends of Harvard Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith was presented with the Women’s Professional Achievement Award during the Harvard College Women’s Leadership Awards. Faculty, students and staff gathered at Pforzheimer House to recognize the award recipients for their achievements.
  • Women’s Basketball Celebrates 2018-19 Season at Annual Banquet
    April 16, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women’s basketball team celebrated the 2018-19 season at its annual year-end banquet on April 15. While celebrating the accomplishments from this past season, student-athletes, coaches and support staff gathered at the Harvard Faculty Club to hand out team awards and honor the Class of 2019.
  • Women’s Basketball Ends WNIT Run, Falls 70-65 to Georgetown
    March 24, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard women’s basketball team saw an end to its WNIT run, falling 70-65 to Georgetown in a close contest at Lavietes Pavilion Sunday afternoon. The Crimson closes its season with a 17-14 (9-5 Ivy) record.
  • Women’s Basketball Prepares to Host Georgetown in Second Round of WNIT Sunday
    March 23, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Advancing to the second round of the WNIT for the fifth time in program history, the Harvard women’s basketball team (17-12, 9-5 Ivy League) will welcome Georgetown to Lavietes Pavilion tomorrow, March 24. Tip-off is slated for 3 p.m., while the broadcast will air on ESPN+.
  • Women’s Basketball Advances to Second Round of WNIT With 69-56 Win Over Drexel
    March 22, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard women’s basketball team opened up the first round of the WNIT with a 69-56 victory over Drexel in front of an electric crowd at Lavietes Pavilion Friday night. With tonight’s win, the Crimson improves to a 17-12 (9-5 Ivy) record on the season.
  • Women's Basketball Welcomes Drexel to Open WNIT Friday
    March 19, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Marking its ninth tournament appearance in program history, the Harvard women’s basketball team (16-12, 9-5 Ivy League) will host Drexel (24-8, 14-4 CAA) in the first round of the WNIT this Friday, March 22 at Lavietes Pavilion. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m., while the game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
  • Women’s Basketball Selected To Host First Round of WNIT, Faces Drexel on Friday
    March 18, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Marking its ninth tournament appearance in program history, the Harvard women’s basketball team has been selected to the WNIT, the tournament’s selection committee announced tonight, March 18. The Crimson will welcome Drexel to Lavietes Pavilion this Friday, March 22. Game time is set to be announced tomorrow.
  • Women’s Basketball Falls to Penn in Ivy League Tournament Semifinals, 91-62
    March 16, 2019
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Competing in the Ivy League Tournament for the third consecutive year, the Harvard women’s basketball team dropped its semifinal contest to Penn, 91-62, tonight, March 16 at the Lee Amphitheater. The Crimson falls to 16-12 on the season and 9-6 in conference play.
  • Women’s Basketball Readies for the Postseason, Faces Penn in Semifinals of Ivy League Tournament
    March 14, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Earning a berth to the Ivy League Tournament for the third consecutive year, the Harvard women’s basketball team will begin postseason action this weekend. Entering the tournament as the three-seed, the Crimson will face second-seeded Penn in New Haven, Conn. on Saturday, March 16. Tip-off is slated for approximately 8:30 p.m., while the contest will be broadcast on ESPN3. The winner will take on Princeton or Cornell in the championship game on Sunday, March 17 at 4 p.m.
  • Benzan, Raster Garner All-Ivy League Honors
    March 13, 2019
    PRINCETON, N.J. – Earning All-Ivy recognition for the third consecutive year, junior guard Katie Benzan of the Harvard women’s basketball team has received All-Ivy first team honors, as announced by the conference today, March 13. Additionally, senior co-captain Madeline Raster was named to the All-Ivy second team.
  • Women’s Basketball Concludes Regular Season with 69-56 Victory Over Columbia
    March 09, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Behind four Crimson players scoring double-digits, the Harvard women’s basketball team (16-11, 9-5 Ivy League) pushed past Columbia (8-19, 4-19 Ivy League), 69-56, in its final home game of the season at Lavietes Pavilion today, March 9. The Crimson concluded the regular season with a 9-5 conference mark and will now prepare for the 2019 Ivy League Tournament.
  • Delaney-Smith Wins 600th Career Game As Women’s Basketball Punches Ticket to Ivy Madness, Downs Cornell, 80-38
    March 08, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—After an electrifying performance, the Harvard women’s basketball team took down Cornell in a dominant 80-38 victory at Lavietes Pavilion Friday night. In addition to clinching a spot in the 2019 Ivy Madness Tournament, head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith celebrated a career milestone, earning her 600th career victory. With tonight’s win, Harvard heads into its final matchup of the 2018-19 season with a 15-11 (8-5 Ivy) record.
  • Women’s Basketball Set to Honor Class of 2019, Close Out Regular Season at Home with Cornell and Columbia
    March 04, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Returning to Lavietes Pavilion for its final two home games of the season, the Harvard women’s basketball team (14-11, 7-5 Ivy league) will host Cornell and Columbia this weekend, March 8-9. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. to 5 p.m., respectively, while both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+. Prior to Saturday’s tip-off against the Lions, the Crimson will honor its four-member Class of 2019.
  • Women’s Basketball Edged by Princeton, 61-58
    March 02, 2019
    PRINCETON, N.J. – Despite 16 points from Jeannie Boehm and a career-high 14 rebounds from Rachel Levy, the Harvard women’s basketball team (14-11, 7-5 Ivy League) was narrowly edged by Princeton (18-9, 10-2 Ivy) 61-58 tonight, March 2, at Jadwin Gymnasium.
  • Women’s Basketball Falls in Tight Battle to Penn in OT, 75-70
    March 01, 2019
    PHILADELPHIA, PA. – Despite five players scoring in double digits and taking Penn to overtime for the second time this season, the Harvard women’s basketball team fell to the Quakers, 75-70, at the Palestra tonight, March 1. The Crimson drops to 14-10 on the season and 7-4 in Ivy League play, while Penn improves to 19-5 and 9-3.
  • Women’s Basketball Heads to Penn, Princeton for Final Road Contests
    February 28, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Currently on a three-game winning streak, the Harvard women’s basketball team (14-9, 7-3 Ivy) will head to Penn and Princeton for its last road trip of the regular season this weekend, March 1-2. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, while both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.
  • Ivy Madness Headed to Harvard in 2020, League Announces Pre-Determined Campus Rotation
    February 27, 2019
    The Ivy League will continue a pre-determined campus rotation for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments through 2025, with Harvard hosting in 2020 at Lavietes Pavilion.
  • Raster Tabbed Ivy League Co-Player of the Week
    February 25, 2019
    PRINCETON, N.J. – Senior co-captain Madeline Raster of the Harvard women’s basketball team has been selected as the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week, as announced by the conference today, Feb. 25. This marks Raster’s second career player of the week accolade and first this season.
  • Raster Guides Women’s Basketball to 83-69 Win Over Yale
    February 23, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Extending its win streak to three games, the Harvard women’s basketball team outscored Yale, 83-69, at Lavietes Pavilion Saturday night to close out its four-game homestand. With tonight’s win, the Crimson improves to 14-9 (7-3 Ivy) and knocks its Ivy rivals down to 15-10 (5-5 Ivy).
  • Women’s Basketball Dominates Brown, 98-55
    February 22, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard women’s basketball team opened up its weekend with a commanding 98-55 victory over Brown at Lavietes Pavilion Friday night. With its victory tonight, the Crimson improves to 13-9 (6-3 Ivy) on the season.
  • Women’s Basketball Readies to Welcome Brown, Yale
    February 20, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Continuing its four-game homestand at Lavietes Pavilion, the Harvard women’s basketball team will welcome Brown and Yale this weekend, Feb. 22-23. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, while both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.
  • Women’s Basketball Takes Down Undefeated Penn in Double Overtime, 80-72
    February 16, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In front of a sold-out crowd at Lavietes Pavilion tonight, the Harvard women’s basketball team handed Penn its first conference loss of the season, defeating the Quakers 80-72. The Crimson improves to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in Ivy League play, while the Quakers drop to 16-4 and 6-1 in conference action.
  • Women's Basketball Falls in Late-Game Heartbreaker to Princeton, 75-71
    February 15, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard women’s basketball team fell to Princeton Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion, falling 75-71 in a down-to-the-wire matchup. With tonight’s loss, the Crimson drops to 11-9 (4-3 Ivy) on the season, while the Tigers improve to 12-9 (4-2 Ivy).
  • Women’s Basketball Returns Home to Host Princeton, Penn
    February 12, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Returning home to Lavietes Pavilion for a four-game homestand, the Harvard women’s basketball team will welcome Princeton and Penn this weekend, Feb. 15-16. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. Both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+, while Friday’s game against the Tigers will also air on NESNplus.
  • Women’s Basketball Runs Past Cornell, 68-61
    February 09, 2019
    ITHACA, N.Y. – Concluding a five-game road stretch this evening, the Harvard women’s basketball team (11-8, 4-2 Ivy) topped Cornell (7-10, 1-5 Ivy) at the Newman Arena tonight, Feb. 9. The Crimson improves to 4-2 in the Ivy League, while the Big Red drops to 1-5 in conference play.
  • Women’s Basketball Falls Late to Columbia, 75-65
    February 08, 2019
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Despite a pair of double-doubles from junior Jeannie Boehm and sophomore Jadyn Bush and four players in double figures, the Harvard women’s basketball team (10-8, 3-2 Ivy) fell late to Columbia (6-12, 2-3 Ivy) at Levien Gymnasium tonight, Feb. 8.
  • Women’s Basketball Concludes Road Swing at Columbia and Cornell
    February 05, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Closing out a five-game road stretch, the Harvard women’s basketball team will make the trek to Columbia and Cornell this weekend, Feb. 8-9. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, while both contests will be broadcast on ESPN+.
  • Women’s Basketball Bests Brown, 100-83
    February 02, 2019
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Harvard women’s basketball team (10-7, 3-1 Ivy League) improved to 3-1 in the Ivy League with a 100-83 win over Brown tonight, Feb. 2 at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Crimson now holds a 10-7 overall record, while the Brown Bears dip to 9-11 overall with a 1-3 conference mark.
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