Harvard was ranked No. 6 in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard field hockey has achieved its highest national ranking ever, as the Crimson moved up to No. 6 in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.
No. 6 Harvard (13-1, 5-0 Ivy League) has matched a program record for wins, and is in the midst of a program-best 10-game winning streak after a 3-1 win at No. 3 Princeton on Saturday. Sophomore Tessel Huibregtsen, who had a goal and an assist against the Tigers, was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week. First-year goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo (7-1, 0.75 GAA) earned Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors, making four saves against Princeton. She has won seven straight starts (UMass, Yale, Maine, Penn, BU, Cornell, Princeton), allowing just three goals in that span. Junior Bente van Vlijmen leads the Ivy League with 27 points (11 goals, five assists).
With one more Ivy League win, the Crimson would clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title and the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Harvard will host No. 11 Boston College next Thursday (Oct. 25) at Berylson Field before heading to Dartmouth on Saturday at 1 p.m. Both games will air on ESPN+.