Harvard field hockey coach Tjerk van Herwaarden has announced the addition of five freshman for the 2014 season; Ellie Cookson, Jill Detrick-Yee, Emily Ott, Olivia Startup and Hannah Wellington. The five newcomers will join a group of 17 returning players from last season.
Harvard field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden helped Team USA earn a gold medal at the 2014 Champions Challenge last week. Van Herwaarden is serving as an assistant coach this summer with the U.S. National Team.
Harvard field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden will be joining Team USA as an assistant coach this spring as the U.S. makes its way to the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014. Van Herwaarden, who was designated interim head coach in January 2013, moved to the assistant position after newly appointed head coach Craig Parnham joined the team early last year.
The Harvard field hockey team has been named a recipient of the 2013 Gladiator by SGI / NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award, the NFHCA announced this week. Along with the team award, 12 Crimson were named to the National Academic Squad for their efforts off the field, the second most in the Ivy League.
Registration is now open for the Harvard University field hockey Spring and Summer Clinics at Jordan Field. The Spring Skills Clinic is set for April 13 is a two-session skill enhancement clinic, which offers both offensive and defensive drills. The Spring Play Day, which will be held on April 27, features a full day of competition hosted by World Camp USA.
Three members of the Harvard field hockey team have earned postseason awards, the league announced Wednesday. Freshman Marissa Balleza received Second Team All-Ivy accolades, while senior goaltender Jenn Hatfield and freshman midfielder Kyla Cordrey pulled in All-Ivy Honorable Mention recognition.
For the third time this season, freshman Marissa Balleza has been honored as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. Balleza becomes the first Crimson to pick up the weekly award for newcomers three times in one year since Katie Zacarian in 2000.
The Harvard field hockey team is ready to wrap up the 2013 regular season on Sunday as the Crimson (7-9, 1-5 Ivy League) takes to the road to square off with Columbia (6-9, 2-3 Ivy League) at noon on Sunday.
Sophomore Elizabeth Jacobson notched two goals, including the game winner in overtime, to give the Harvard field hockey team a thrilling 2-1 win over Columbia to close out the regular season. With the win, the Crimson finish 2013 with an 8-9 overall record and a 2-5 record in Ivy League play.
Harvard field hockey forward Marissa Balleza has been honored as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon. This marks the second time this season Balleza brings home League accolades after earning the same recognition on Oct. 29.
Freshman Marissa Balleza tallied a pair of goals for the fourth time this season, sparking the Harvard field hockey team to its 4-0 win over Vermont on Sunday at Jordan Field. The Crimson (7-9, 1-5 Ivy League) celebrated the last home contest of six of its seniors with the win over the Catamounts (0-18, 0-5 AEC).
The Harvard field hockey team will play its final two home games of the season when the Crimson welcome in Dartmouth on Saturday and Vermont on Sunday for Senior Day, where Harvard’s six seniors will be honored.
It came down to the wire for crosstown rivals Harvard and Northeastern, but with four minutes remaining in the contest, freshman Marissa Balleza flipped what was the eventual game winner into the cage to give the Crimson field hockey team (6-8, 1-4 Ivy League) a 1-0 win over the Huskies (6-11, 2-2 CAA) on Wednesday night.
The Harvard field hockey team gave the defending national champion No. 9 Princeton a run for its money at Jordan Field on Saturday, but the visiting Tigers (9-4, 5-0 Ivy) escaped with a 3-1 win over the feisty Crimson (5-8, 1-4 Ivy).
Freshman Marissa Balleza recorded her second consecutive multi-goal performance, but it was not enough for the Crimson as the seventh-ranked Boston College Eagles outlasted Harvard, 5-2, on Wednesday night.
The Harvard field hockey team is set for the final contest of its recent three-game road trip on Wednesday as the Crimson takes on No. 7 Boston College at 6 p.m. in Newton. Harvard (5-6, 1-3 Ivy), which is 4-3 on the road this season, will play its first ranked opponent of 2013.
Marissa Balleza and Rachael Rosenfeld scored two goals apiece, vaulting the Harvard field hockey team to a 5-2 road victory over Colgate on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Crimson (5-6, 1-3 Ivy League) has won of three of its last four contests and moves to 4-3 away from home.
The Harvard field hockey team scored twice in the second half to stage a comeback bid over Ivy League rival Cornell, but the Big Red’s three first-half scores were too much for the Crimson to overcome as Harvard dropped a 3-2 decision on Saturday afternoon.
Looking to extend its two-game winning streak, the Harvard field hockey team takes to the road for a pair of contests in the Empire State. The Crimson will visit Ivy League rival Cornell at noon on Saturday, followed by another noon showdown with Colgate on Sunday.