Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Melanie Baskind, Harvard sophomore, has been a soccer sensation as a two-time All-Ivy midfielder for the Harvard soccer team. But earlier this year, she decided to feed another love: lacrosse. She quickly recovered from her two year break from the sport and landed a spot on the All-Ivy Second Team, making her the only Harvard athlete this year to earn All-Ivy honors in two sports.

Despite having a slow start, she finished with some respectable stats for her first year back. She was 21st in the nation in ground balls with 41 and 32nd in the nation in caused turnovers with 25, making her one of only four sophomores to finish in the top 35 of both categories. Her teammates and coach were hopeful of Melanie’s talent and they were not disappointed.