Women’s golf whizzes by Lions, Tigers to land Ivy title
The Harvard women’s golf team topped reigning Ivy champion Columbia by 10 strokes to capture its first-ever league title this past weekend (April 19-20) at the Atlantic City Country Club.
Thanks to a hole-in-one from senior Jessica Hazlett and two blistering rounds of golf, the Crimson shot an even round of 297-288-585 to outpace second-place Princeton by 10 strokes heading into day two. On the second day of action, the Crimson posted the second-best score of the afternoon to wrap up the title, securing the team a spot in the NCAA regionals May 8-10 (details forthcoming on http://www.gocrimson.com).
A trio of Crimson golfers collected All-Ivy honors for finishing among the top five golfers in the league. JuniorEmily Balmert (68-72-78-218) finished in second place, sophomore Claire Sheldon (74-68-81-223) took third, and Hazlett (76-74-75-225) tied for fifth. Princeton’s Susannah Aboff claimed the individual title, finishing nine shots under par.
Men’s lacrosse finale approaching
The Harvard men’s lacrosse team (5-7; 0-4 Ivy) will hold its final home game of the 2008 season on May 3 against Dartmouth (5-7; 1-3 Ivy). The opening face-off at Harvard Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Call 877-GO-HARVARD or visit http://www.gocrimson.com to purchase tickets.
Additionally, the Harvard University Athletic Department and the Boston Local Organizing Committee will host the 2008 NCAA men’s lacrosse championships at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., over Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26). To purchase tickets for the 2008 Division I, II, and III championships, visit http://www.gillettestadium.com.
Ski team honors past and future
The 2007-08 Harvard ski season came to a ceremonious end April 18 as the Alpine and Nordic teams joined for their annual banquet. Held at the Harvard Club of Boston, the season-ending event paid tribute to outgoing Nordic head coach Peter Graves, who is stepping down after six years at the helm.
Additionally, captains for the upcoming season were announced. Rising juniors Christopher Kinner and Tess Wood will captain the Alpine team, while future seniorsAnna Schulz and David McCahill will lead the Nordic team.
Stone selected to mentor U.S. at Four Nations Cup
Harvard women’s hockey coach Katey Stone has been slated to coach the U.S. women’s select team at the Four Nations Cup this November in Lake Placid, N.Y. The annual tournament features the national teams of Canada, the United States, Sweden, and Finland.
In January 2008, Stone served as head coach of the U.S. women’s national under-18 team that captured the first-ever International Ice Hockey Federation world women’s championship. She also led the U.S. women at the 2007 under-18 series and previously guided the U.S. under-22 women’s select team in 2006.