With this season in the books, and with strong talent across the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes returning for 2019, the Crimson’s field hockey’s journey is far from over. Earle led the Ivy League in goals scored, with junior midfielder Bente van Vlijmen second, while Shahbo led the nation in goals against average and save percentage.
For the first time in school history, No. 6 Harvard field hockey (17-1) earned an NCAA tournament win and will advance to the NCAA quarterfinals.
In late August, the Harvard field hockey team was gearing up to open its season against the University of New Hampshire. At that time, the squad had no way of knowing that it was about to embark on what would be one of the most successful campaigns in program history.
On Senior Day, Harvard shut out Columbia to claim the Ivy League title. Now, the team takes on Penn State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The No. 6 Harvard field hockey team dominated the Big Green in a 6-0 shutout Saturday afternoon, clinching its second Ancient Eight title in the last three years.
A program-record win streak has Harvard setting its sights high but also refusing to take anything for granted with three games remaining on its schedule.
Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 victory at Bedford Field in Princeton, N.J., marked Coach Tjerk van Herwaarden’s first victory over a team ranked in the top five nationally.
After earning its school-record ninth consecutive victory, the Crimson (12-1, 4-0 Ivy League) achieved its highest national ranking ever at No. 9 in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.