While going through the recruiting process, it’s pretty easy to get wooed away by the hometown powerhouse, which was Ohio State for me. On the other hand, I was always advised, “If you experienced a career ending injury on day one, would you be happy with your choice?” With that in mind, it was pretty hard to turn down Harvard.
Harvard field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2016 season. The slate features eight home games, including three Ivy contests, while the road schedule is highlighted by a trip to national semifinalist Connecticut. The matchup against the Huskies is one of five games against 2015 NCAA Tournament teams.
Senior midfielder Abbey Thornhill of the Harvard field hockey team has been selected to compete in the 2016 Young Women’s National Championship hosted by USA Field Hockey June 28 – July 3 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Harvard Athletics and the Harvard Varsity Club celebrated the Class of 2016 Wednesday night at the annual Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner, held inside the Bright-Landry Hockey Center, to honor both the athletic and academic accomplishments of this year’s graduating student-athletes.
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released its final academic honors of 2015-16 Wednesday, its list of Division I Scholars of Distinction with Harvard junior Abbey Thornhill earning the award.
This week, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFCHA), has announced its top performers for the Division I National Academic Team Award and the Division I National Academic Squad. Harvard field hockey was recognized as the team with the third-highest GPA at 3.58, while 16 individual student-athletes earned spots on the Academic Squad.
Junior Kyla Cordrey and senior Elizabeth Jacobson have earned spots on the 2015 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Northeast Region second team, as announce by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Monday.
The past weekend marked the end of our 2015 season. It was bittersweet, as most endings are. We said goodbye to our seniors and it hit me that my class has only one year left of field hockey. But, the weekend was also a great end to the season.
For the second year in a row, the Harvard field hockey team placed five student-athletes on All-Ivy League teams, with senior Elizabeth Jacobson headlining the selections with a selection to the first team. Juniors Marissa Balleza and Kyla Cordrey earned second team accolades, while senior Issy Davies and freshman Kathleen Young were recognized as honorable mention.
Senior Elizabeth Jacobson scored a pair of goals Sunday, leading the Harvard field hockey team to a 5-0 shutout of Columbia in New York. With the victory, the Crimson close out the season with a 9-8 overall record, marking the second season it has finished the year with a winning record. The last time Harvard had two straight seasons with a winning record was 2003 and 2004.
The Harvard field hockey team (8-8, 3-3 Ivy) will look to put the finishing touches on its 2015-16 season this Sunday, heading to New York to take on Columbia (9-7, 3-3 Ivy) at 12 p.m. at the Baker Athletics Complex.
Harvard field hockey surpassed Dartmouth in its last home contest, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Harvard Field Hockey Stadium before honoring the Crimson’s five graduating seniors. The win places Harvard fourth in Ancient Eight standings with an overall record of 8-7, 3-3 Ivy, while Dartmouth drops to 6-9 overall and 2-4 in Ivy play.
The Harvard field hockey team (7-7, 2-3 Ivy) will wrap up the home portion of its schedule, as well as play its final out-of-conference opponent this weekend. The Crimson will host Dartmouth at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 on Senior Day, before heading over to No. 12 Boston College Sunday, Nov. 1 for a 3 p.m. contest.
Harvard field hockey (7-7, 2-3 Ivy) recorded a pair of goals late Wednesday night from its leading scorers in 2015, Elizabeth Jacobson and Marissa Balleza, but it wasn’t enough to overcome three earlier Boston University strikes, as the No. 15 Terriers (12-5, 6-0 Patriot) held on for the 3-2 win.
Harvard field hockey (7-6, 2-3 Ivy) will return to the pitch at Harvard Field Hockey Stadium Wednesday evening, hosting No. 17 Boston University (11-5, 6-0 Patriot) at 6 p.m. Fans can watch the game live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
The Harvard field hockey team (7-6, 2-3 Ivy) led the No. 20 Princeton Tigers (8-5, 5-0 Ivy) for the majority of the afternoon, but two late strikes off penalty corners helped the visitors from New Jersey take a 2-1 win at Harvard Field Hockey Stadium Saturday.