6 Marissa Balleza
6 Marissa Balleza
Year: Senior
Hometown: Severna Park, Md.
High School: Severna Park
Position: Forward
Major: History and Science
House Affiliation: Winthrop

Senior • 2016 • Stats
Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region first team … All-Ivy League first team … Team-leader with 13 goals and 30 points … 13 goals ranked fourth in the Ivy League and 30 points was tied for fifth … Ends her career as the Harvard field hockey program leader in goals (47) and points (110) … Three-time Ivy League Player of the Week … Scored both goals in 2-1 overtime win vs. Pacific (Sep. 8) … Had a goal and assist against Northeastern (Sep. 16) … Tallied a goal and assist in win over No. 19 Maine (Sep. 25) … Scored twice, including the game-winner at Penn (Oct. 2) … Had the only goal in a 1-0 win at Brown (Oct. 8) … Broke the all-time goals and points records vs. Cornell with two goals and an assist (Oct. 15) … Scored once in victory over No. 11 Princeton (Oct. 22) … Potted both goals in 2-0 win at Lafayette (Oct. 23) … Recorded an assist on Maddie Earle’s goal in the NCAA Tournament against No. 3 Syracuse (Nov. 12).

Junior • 2015 • Stats
All-Ivy League second team selection … Led the Crimson with 32 points and tied with Elizabeth Jacobson with team-high 13 goals … Both those statistics are the fourth-highest single-season total in program history … Opened the year with Harvard's lone goal at Holy Cross (Sep. 4) ... Registered second career hat trick, scoring first three goals of win over Bryant (Sep. 7) ... Scored once and ripped off 10 shots against Colgate (Sep. 20) ... Scored regulation goal in a 2-1 shootout victory at Yale (Sep. 26) ... Found the back of the cage for the third-straight game in win at UMass Lowell (Sep. 27) … Had three assists in 4-0 shutout of Fairfield (Oct. 4) … Notched a goal and assist to help Harvard top Brown (Oct. 10) … Scored on a penalty shot versus nationally-ranked Boston University (Oct. 28) … Finished off the conference schedule with a goal and assist against both Dartmouth (Oct. 31) and Columbia (Nov. 8).

Sophomore • 2014 • Stats
All-Ivy League honorable mention ... Started all 17 games this season ... Led the team with nine goals and was second with 20 points ... Posted five points in the season-opening win against Bryant, scoring two goals, including the game-winner, and assisting on another (Sept. 5) ... Scored the game-winner against Maine (Sept. 13) ... Tallied a second half goal in 4-1 victory over Yale (Sept. 20) ... Recorded Harvard's only goal at Penn (Sept. 24) ... Scored first goal of a 6-0 victory over UMass Lowell (Sept. 30) ... Had an assist in 3-1 win at Dartmouth (Nov. 1) ... Had first career hat trick in season-finale win over Columbia (Nov. 8).

Freshman 2013  Stats
Second Team All-Ivy ... Finished the season with a team-high 12 goals and four assists for 28 points ... Recorded her first collegiate point in a 4-0 victory at Holy Cross Sept. 13 ... Scored her first collegaite goal in 3-2 win at Yale Sept. 21 ... Recorded the first multi-goal performance of her career, scoring twice in the 4-0 win over UMass Lowell on Oct. 9 ... Notched another goal in the 4-3 overtime thriller against Fairfield at home on Oct. 13 ... Named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Oct. 15 ... Had an assist in the loss at Cornell on Oct. 19 ... Tallied two goals in the 5-2 win at Colgate on Oct. 20 ... Scored Harvard's only two goals in the 5-2 loss at No. 9 Boston College on Oct. 23 ... Had an assist on the Crimson's lone goal against defending national champion Princeton on Oct. 26 ... Scored the lone goal in the the 1-0 win over Northeastern ... Notched a tally in the 4-2 loss at Dartmouth on a season-high nine shots ... Registered two goals in the 4-0 win over Vermont in the home finale ... Tallied an assist in the 2-1 win over Columbia in the season finale.

Before Harvard
Selected as captain her senior year and earned four varsity letters in field hockey ... Led Severna Park to two Maryland 4A State Championships ... Helped Severna Park to three consecutive Maryland 4A Regional Championships ... Aided Severna Park to a Maryland 4A County Championship in 2010 ... Two-time offensive MVP ... Three-time team's top scorer ... Two-time team's assist leader ... Two-time All-Maryland first team selection ... Three-time All-County selection ... Named Player of the Year by Capital Newspaper in 2011 ... Two-time Washington Post first team All-Met selection ... Washington Post second team All-Met selection as a sophomore ... Three-time Balitmore Sun first team All-Met selection ... In 2012, WFAN radio Ring of Honor Award recipient ... USA Women's Junior National Indoor Hockey Team member for three years ... US Travel Team Selection in 2013 ... National Indoor Championship ... Two-time NICC All-Star selection ... Four-time Futures selection ... In 2012, Futures Elite Tournament Selection ... Two-time Futures Elite selection ... Two-time Junior Olympics selection ... In 2011, helped the US Junior Olympics team win a gold medal ... Four-time National Futures Championship selection and gold medalist ... Five-time Top Scholar Athlete ... Five-time Minds in Motion selection ... Two-time Principal's Honor Roll Student ... Five-time Honor Roll Student ... Four-year member of National Honor Society ... National Junior Honor Society Member in 2008. 

Recent Games
Oct 22 at No. 11 Princeton W, 3-2
Oct 23 at Lafayette W, 2-0
Oct 27 No. 12 Boston College L, 4-1
Oct 29 at Dartmouth W, 3-1
Nov 5 Columbia W, 5-1
Nov 12 at No. 3 Syracuse L, 5-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 7
Games started 18 7
Goals 13 6
Assists 4 1
Points 30 13
Shots 71 35
Shot Pct .183 .171
Game-winning goals 4 2
Defensive saves 0 0
Penalty strokes 2-3 1-2
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct gw ds ps-att
Sep 2 Holy Cross W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 11 .000 0 0 0-0
Sep 4 at New Hampshire L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0-0
Sep 8 University of the Pacific W, 2-1 1 2 0 4 5 .400 1 0 1-1
Sep 11 at No. 4 Connecticut L, 4-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0-0
Sep 16 Northeastern L, 4-3 1 1 1 3 5 .200 0 0 0-0
Sep 18 at Massachusetts L, 3-1 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 0 0 0-0
Sep 23 Yale W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 6 .000 0 0 0-0
Sep 25 No. 19 Maine W, 3-1 1 1 1 3 2 .500 0 0 0-0
Sep 29 at No. 13 Boston University W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0-0
Oct 2 at Penn W, 3-2 1 2 0 4 8 .250 1 0 0-0
Oct 8 at Brown W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 2 .500 1 0 0-0
Oct 15 Cornell W, 5-0 1 2 1 5 2 1.000 0 0 1-1
Oct 22 at No. 11 Princeton W, 3-2 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0 0 0-0
Oct 23 at Lafayette W, 2-0 1 2 0 4 3 .667 1 0 0-0
Oct 27 No. 12 Boston College L, 4-1 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0-0
Oct 29 at Dartmouth W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 8 .000 0 0 0-1
Nov 5 Columbia W, 5-1 1 0 0 0 6 .000 0 0 0-0
Nov 12 at No. 3 Syracuse L, 5-1 1 0 1 1 0 - 0 0 0-0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2013-14 17 16 .71 .24 1.65 3.71 .190 2.35 .635
2014-15 17 17 .53 .12 1.18 3.41 .155 1.88 .552
2015-16 17 17 .76 .35 1.88 3.41 .224 2.24 .655
2016-17 18 18 .72 .22 1.67 3.94 .183 2.72 .690
Total 69 68 .68 .23 1.59 3.62 .188 2.30 .636
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% gw ds ps-att
2013-14 17 16 12 4 28 63 .190 40 .635 2 0 2-2
2014-15 17 17 9 2 20 58 .155 32 .552 4 0 0-1
2015-16 17 17 13 6 32 58 .224 38 .655 2 0 2-2
2016-17 18 18 13 4 30 71 .183 49 .690 4 0 2-3
Total 69 68 47 16 110 250 .188 159 .636 12 0 6-8
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 18 18 .72 .22 1.67 3.94 .183 2.72 .690
Conference 7 7 .86 .14 1.86 5.00 .171 4.00 .800
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 8 .75 .38 1.88 5.00 .150 3.13 .625
Away 10 10 .70 .10 1.50 3.10 .226 2.40 .774
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 12 12 .92 .17 2.00 4.92 .186 3.50 .712
Losses 6 6 .33 .33 1.00 2.00 .167 1.17 .583
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September 9 9 .56 .22 1.33 4.00 .139 2.78 .694
October 7 7 1.14 .14 2.43 4.14 .276 2.86 .690
November 2 2 .00 .50 .50 3.00 .000 2.00 .667
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% gw ds ps-att
Total 18 18 13 4 30 71 .183 49 .690 4 0 2-3
Conference 7 7 6 1 13 35 .171 28 .800 2 0 1-2
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0
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Home 8 8 6 3 15 40 .150 25 .625 1 0 2-2
Away 10 10 7 1 15 31 .226 24 .774 3 0 0-1
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0
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Wins 12 12 11 2 24 59 .186 42 .712 4 0 2-3
Losses 6 6 2 2 6 12 .167 7 .583 0 0 0-0
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September 9 9 5 2 12 36 .139 25 .694 1 0 1-1
October 7 7 8 1 17 29 .276 20 .690 3 0 1-2
November 2 2 0 1 1 6 .000 4 .667 0 0 0-0