Four Field Hockey Standouts Earn Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region Honors

Four Field Hockey Standouts Earn Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region Honors

CHANDLER, Ariz. – On Monday afternoon (Nov. 27), the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced members of the Longstretch/NFHCA All-Region teams, with four student-athletes from Harvard field hockey earning spots on the All-Northeast Region team. Freshman Mimi Tarrant and sophomore Bente van Vlijmen were named to the first team, while freshman Tessel Huibregtsen and junior Kathleen Young earned spots on the second team.

For the second straight year, Harvard has earned two selections to the All-Northeast Region first team.

A native of Warwickshire, England, Tarrant earned Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors, and was a First Team All-Ivy selection. Tarrant finished the regular season leading Harvard and all Ivy League freshmen with 33 points (12 goals, nine assists) on the season. She finished second in the Ivy League in points (33) and third in the Ivy League in goals (12).

Bente van Vlijmen, a native of Zeist, The Netherlands, earned her second straight All-Northeast Region honor and was also a First Team All-Ivy selection after notching 24 points (11 goals, two assists) in 17 games, and leading the team with 43 shots on goal.

Huibregtsen, a freshman midfielder from Overveen, Holland, made an immediate impact in Harvard's midfield, recording nine points (three goals, three assists), including an overtime game-winning goal in Harvard's 2-1 win at Yale on Sept. 23. She was a First Team All-Ivy selection.

Young, a native of Essex Junction, Vt., earned her first NFHCA All-Region honor and had a career year for Harvard despite missing the final six games of the season with an injury. Through 11 games, she led Harvard with 23 points (10 goals, three assists), still finishing the season third on the team in points. She was a Second Team All-Ivy selection.