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Henry is Administrator of the Year

The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) will honor Pat Henry, senior associate athletic director at Harvard University for 22 years, as one of its eight Administrator of the Year Award recipients at an Oct. 8 ceremony in St. Petersburg, Fla.

During her tenure at Harvard, Henry has overseen virtually every aspect of the nation’s largest Division I varsity program sponsoring 41 teams. Additionally, she founded the Harvard Radcliffe Foundation for Women’s Athletics, while serving as a catalyst behind the successful efforts to bring the 2006 NCAA Women’s Final Four to Boston. Henry has also served on the NCAA men and women’s swimming committees and is currently a member of the ECAC Executive Council. Her contributions to the Ivy League include her service as the administrative liaison for several sports and on the Athletic Medicine Committee.

Kickers draw draw versus defending champs

After 110 minutes of soccer, the Harvard men’s team settled for a double overtime tie (1-1) against the defending national champion University of California, Santa Barbara, this past Sunday (Sept. 23) at the Loyal Marymount Invitational.

Sophomore Andre Akpan netted a goal in the 58th minute of play to break the scoreless tally and record his fifth straight goal in as many games. The Gauchos responded with a header off a corner kick 17 minutes later to set up the eventual tally.

The Crimson put forth a heroic defensive effort, however, weathering a barrage of shots during the second half to secure its 1-0 edge, and later, to keep the Gauchos from taking the lead. All told, the California team fired off 27 shots (including 16 in the latter half) to Harvard’s 12. Between the bars, senior Adam Hahn recorded seven saves on the day.

In securing the tie, the Crimson avoided a two-game slide (Harvard fell to Loyola, 3-2, on Sept. 21) to situate the sixth-ranked Crimson at 6-1-1. Harvard will host Fairfield on Saturday (Sept. 29) at 1 p.m.

— Compiled by Andrew Brooks