CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--A group of eight talented freshmen will join the roster of the Harvard field hockey team for the 2010 season, head coach Sue Caples announced Thursday.
The Crimson welcomes four midfielders, two backs, one forward and one goalkeeper to the team. Two players each hail from British Columbia, New York and Pennsylania. One is a Massachusetts native, and the other is from Missouri.
With just two players from the 2009 squad lost to graduation, the Crimson heads into this season with one of its deepest teams in recent memory, 21 players strong. Fifteen of those athletes will be freshmen and sophomores.
Harvard's field hockey Class of 2014 is:
Jenn Hatfield, G - St. Louis, Mo.
Graduated from John Burroughs School … Four-year letterwinner in field hockey, lacrosse and basketball … Won 2008 Junior Olympic gold medal for field hockey … Ranked second in the state in shutouts (11), fifth in goals-against average and sixth in save percentage and saves in 2010 … Named second-team all-league … Won her conference’s 2010 Skippy Keefer Award for attitude, participation in athletics and sportsmanship … Member of 2009 state-champion lacrosse team and captain of 2009-10 basketball team … A 2010 National Merit Finalist … Placed seventh nationally in French comprehension contest … Three-year and one-year managing editor of The Review literary magazine … Six-year school choir member … Volunteered as field hockey coach and charter-school tutor … Both parents played varsity sports for Princeton: Mother, Chris, played volleyball; father, David, played baseball.
Christy Haughey, F - Wellesley, Mass.
Earned 13 varsity letters in four sports at Dana Hall School … Captained field hockey, tennis and squash teams as a senior and also played ice hockey … Recognized as school’s best athlete and top letterwinner … League MVP and Boston Globe All-Scholastic in field hockey in 2009 … National Futures Championship selection in 2008 and 2009 … League-leading goal-scorer in 2008 and New England prep All-Star in 2007 … Three-time all-league pick and two-time league champion … Played in No. 1 position in tennis and squash for two years and named team MVP in both and all-league in tennis … Senior class president, honor roll member and winner of Fitzie Foundation Award and Senior Class Leadership Award … Grandfather, Philip ’57, lettered in baseball, basketball and football at Harvard.
Rebecca Houser, B -Washington Crossing, Pa.
Attended Council Rock High School … Two- year starter and letterwinner for both field hockey and basketball … Member of the All-State Academic Field Hockey Team in 2009 … Selected to play in Philadelphia Field Hockey All-Star Classic in 2009 … Earned team’s Most Versatile award in 2009 … Part of 2009 Suburban One championship team ending with a 13-game winning streak … Received school’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 2010 … Member of National, Science and Spanish Honor Societies and National Merit Commended Student … A part of the National Honor Society … Volunteered as a field hockey and basketball coach at Council Rock summer camps … Hobbies include crossword puzzles, youth group and music.
Bridget McGillivray, B - Victoria, B.C.
Attended Glenlyon Norfolk School, playing midfield and defense … Competed at British Columbia Summer Games in 2006 … Coached Victoria junior field hockey from 2006 to 2009 … Played in the Provincial Indoor Championship, placing second in 2007 and first in 2008 … Placed first as a member of the Under-16 British Columbia team in 2009 … Placed second as a member of Canadian U-17 team at Pan American Cup in Uruguay in 2010 ... Earned International Baccalaureate certificate with honors ... Honored for top Spanish mark in Grade 12 … Sister, Georgia, is also a back for the Crimson.
Carly McNeill, M - West Vancouver, B.C.
Graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School, totaling 14 varsity letters in field hockey, basketball, soccer, swimming and ultimate … Named Female Athlete of the Year all four years and school’s overall most outstanding athlete as a senior … Started in field hockey for four years and captained team as a senior … Led team to two provincial championships … Selected to British Columbia High Performance regional and provincial teams in grades 8-12 … Also captained U16 B.C. provincial field hockey team and West Vancouver basketball team … Recognized for academics with Honours with Distinction, the Passport to Education scholarship and selection as her grade’s top all-around student … Recipient of Outstanding School Service Award … Peer helper and member of yearbook staff and Student Council … Volunteered as summer camp leader and field hockey coach … Other interests include all sports, playing piano and reading … Sister, Katherine, is captain of the University of Toronto field hockey team … Grandfather, Stuart, played for the Detroit Red Wings from 1957-60.
Mariah Pewarski, M - Garden City, N.Y.
Four-year letterwinner in field hockey and lacrosse at Garden City High School, captaining both teams as a senior … Received the News 12 LI/MSG Varsity Scholar-Athlete award and scholarship … Two-time NFHCA first-team All-American in field hockey … Three-time NFHCA all-region, three-time all-state, four-time all-county pick … Named three times to the Newsday All-Long Island squad … Received of school’s Outstanding Field Hockey Player award … Alternate for junior national camp … Made four state final four appearances, winning twice … Won four county titles and four Long Island crowns … School’s all-time assists leader with 53 … Helped lacrosse team win four state titles … Two-time US Lacrosse Academic All-American … AP Scholar with Distinction … Earned National Latin Examination Gold Medal twice … Member of the National, Latin and Italian Honor Societies … National Merit Commended Student … Also a member of the Harvard women’s lacrosse team … Sister, Michaela '10, was a member of the Radcliffe heavyweight crew ... Brother, Matthew, played football for Amherst.
Morgan Powell, M - Gansevoort, N.Y.
Attended Saratoga Springs High School … Played field hockey and lacrosse throughout high school … Captained high school field hockey team in 2009 and lacrosse team in 2009-10 … Helped field hockey reach state quarterfinals and lacrosse make state tournament ... First-Team Suburban Council All-Star from 2007-09 for field hockey … Albany Times Union first-team All Star from 2007-09 … All-state field hockey team 2008-09 … US Lacrosse Academic All-American from 2008-10 … Scholar-athlete for both field hockey and lacrosse from 2007-10 ... Honor roll and National Honor Society member … Nominated for national Student Leadership Conference and Congressional Student Leadership Conference … Played ice hockey for eight years … Extensively involved in band, other extracurricular activities and volunteer work ... Also a member of the Harvard women's lacrosse team ... Hobbies include playing the trumpet and baking.
Rachael Rosenfeld, M - Leola, Pa.
Attended Manheim Township High School, where she was named Female Athlete of the Year in 2010 … Captained field hockey and lacrosse teams as a senior … Named Academic All-American in field hockey and lacrosse … Two-time field hockey All-Star … Three-time lacrosse section All-Star, led team to undefeated season and second straight district title as captain … Member of National Honor Society and Student Council … Tutored at homeless project with Carter McRae Elementary School ... Sister, Elizabeth, is captain of Connecticut College field hockey team … Other sister, Sarah, played field hockey for Wesleyan … Father, David, captained the Connecticut College men’s tennis team.