COOP Student Athlete of the Week - Vote Here

COOP Student Athlete of the Week - Vote Here

Bryce Aiken, Men’s Basketball – Averaged 29 points per game on 56.3 percent shooting from the field as Harvard swept Princeton (78-69) and Penn (75-68 – OT) on the road … Had 33 points and five rebounds against Princeton before pitching in 25 points and four rebounds at Penn, including the game-tying 3-pointer with five seconds to go in regulation … Also averaged 2.0 steals and 4.5 threes per game … Harvard improved to 6-2 in conference play, and has won seven of its last eight games.

Madeline Raster, Women’s Basketball – Raster led the Crimson in scoring against Princeton and Penn this weekend, recording 16 points against the Tigers while following up with 17 against the Quakers. The senior co-captain led the team in assists as well, posting six on Friday night, followed by five on Saturday. Raster has now scored in double-digits in 10 consecutive games.

Austin Madronic Men’s Lacrosse – The first-year led Harvard in points (6), assists (3), shots (10) and shots on goal (6; tied), while ranking second in goals (3) and adding one ground ball in his Crimson debut at No. 12/14 North Carolina. His three goals were the most by a Harvard freshman in a season-opening game since Ryan Graff scored three goals in the first game of 2017, and his three assists were the most by a Harvard first-year since Devin Dwyer accomplished the feat vs. Yale on April 27, 2013. Madronic’s six points, meanwhile, were the most by a Harvard player in a season-opening game since 2017 (Morgan Cheek – 7), the most by a Harvard first-year since Devin Dwyer had six on April 9, 2013, at Quinnipiac and the most by a Harvard first-year in a season-opening game since at least before the start of the 2008 campaign.

Ryan Graff, Men’s Lacrosse – The junior led Harvard with a career-high five goals and six shots on goal, while adding the second-most points (5) and shots (9), and two ground balls at No. 12/14 North Carolina. His five goals were the most by a Harvard player in a season-opening game since Deke Burns scored seven goals in the 2015 opener and were the most by a Harvard player vs. a nationally ranked team since Morgan Cheek scored nine goals at No. 2/2 Brown on May 6, 2016. Graff also tied his career high with five points, a feat he has now accomplished three times in his career.

Hunter Ladnier, Wrestling – The junior went 2-0 for the week in matches vs. Columbia and Hofstra. Both contests on Saturday started at his 157-pound weight class and Ladnier delivered each time, winning both of his bouts by decision. His performance vs. the Pride helped catapult the Crimson to a 24-19 victory. Ladnier has won four straight matches.

Reilly Walsh, Men’s Ice Hockey – Walsh is in the midst of a career-high five game point streak, and he led Harvard with four points (goal, three assists) in three games this weekend, with a plus-2 rating. He had two assists in a 5-2 win over Boston University in the Beanpot consolation game, recorded an assist in Harvard’s 3-2 win at St. Lawrence, and notched a goal against No. 10/11 Clarkson on Saturday night.

Keeley MacAfee, Women’s Lacrosse - MacAfee had four goals and an assist, scoring her 100th career goal to lead Harvard past New Hampshire, 14-6, on Saturday afternoon in Harvard’s season opener. MacAfee moved into tenth on the school’s all-time scoring list with 145 career points (102 goals, 43 assists).

Erik Johnsson, Men’s Volleyball – Against Saint Francis (PA), Johnsson led the Crimson to its second EIVA win of the season, hitting a career and team-high 17 kills to go along with a team-high 13 digs. The Rochester, New York native registered his second-career double-double and tied his career-high in digs.

James Kitch, men’s nordic skiing – First-year James Kitch raced to a career-best finish in the 10K classic event at the Middlebury Carnival this weekend. In a highly competitive field of athletes, Kitch crossed the finish line at 39:51.2 to earn a fifth place in the event, the highest finish of any nordic skier, men’s or women’s, in a classical event this season.

Alexi Gosset, Men’s Squash - After going down 0-2, the senior battled back to take his match 3-2 to give the Crimson a 3-0 lead. Harvard would go on to win 9-0 in the National Championship game.

Vote for COOP Student Athlete of the Week
Bryce Aiken, Men's Basketball
Madeline Raster, Women's Basketball
Austin Madronic, Men's Lacrosse
Ryan Graff, Men's Lacrosse
Hunter Ladnier, Wrestling
Reilly Walsh, Men's Ice Hockey
Keeley MacAfee, Women's Lacrosse
Erik Johnsson, Men's Volleyball
James Kitch, Men's Nordic Skiing
Alexi Gosset, Men's Squash

2018-19 Winners:

Week 1 - Dennis Blyashov - Men's Water Polo Aug. 28 - Sept. 2

Week 2 - Casey Allen - Field Hockey Sept. 9 - Sept. 16

Week 3 - Rachel Eason - Women's Tennis Sept. 18 - Sept. 23

Week 4 - Jake Smith - Football Sept. 25 - Oct. 1

Week 5 - Anna Li - Women's Tennis Oct. 2 - Oct. 9

Week 6 - Leah Mohammadi - Women's Soccer Oct. 10 - Oct. 16

Week 7 - Charlie Owens - Men's Water Polo Oct. 17 - Oct. 23

Week 8 - Chelsea Williams - Women's Tennis Oct. 24 - Oct. 29

Week 9 - Jackson Enright - Men's Water Polo Oct. 30 - Nov. 5

Week 10 - Tom Stewart - Football Nov. 6 - Nov. 14

Week 11 - Rachael Harkavy - Women's Rugby Nov. 15 - Nov. 19

Week 12 - Tom Stewart - Football Nov. 20 - Nov. 26

Week 13 - Henry Welsh - Men's Basketball Nov. 27 - Dec. 3

Week 14 - Nolan Hellickson - Wrestling Dec. 4 - Dec. 10

Week 15 - Timothy Brownell - Men's Squash, Dec. 11 - Dec. 17

Week 16 - Matthew Ctvrtlik - Men's Volleyball, Jan. 9 - Jan. 14

Week 17 - Lexie Laing - Women's Ice Hockey, Jan. 15 - Jan. 22

Week 18 - Kaitlin Tse - Women's Ice Hockey, Jan. 23 - Jan. 28

Week 19 - Beth Larcom - Women's Ice Hockey, Jan. 29 - Feb. 4

Week 20 - Natasha Gonzalez - Women's Tennis, Feb. 6 - Feb. 11

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