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Huibregtsen, Shahbo Earn Ivy League Field Hockey Player of the Week Honors

Huibregtsen, Shahbo Earn Ivy League Field Hockey Player of the Week Honors

No. 9 Harvard field hockey has won 10 games in a row, including a 3-1 win over No. 3 Princeton last Saturday. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Sophomore midfielder Tessel Huibregtsen and first-year goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo were named Ivy League Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today (Oct. 22).

Both student-athletes played a key role in No. 9 Harvard's 3-1 win at No. 3 Princeton last Saturday.

Huibregtsen was excellent for the Crimson against the Tigers, setting up Harvard's first goal with a clean penalty corner injection on Bente van Vlijmen's goal at 5:46 of the 1st half. Huibregtsen put the game out of reach with a rebound goal at 44:45, as the Crimson went on to win 3-1 against the Tigers. Huibregtsen has a career high 14 points (five goals, four assists) on the year.

Shahbo (7-1, 0.75 GAA) has made four saves in Harvard's victory on Saturday and has won seven straight starts (UMass, Yale, Maine, Penn, BU, Cornell, Princeton), allowing just three goals in that span.

With one more Ivy League win, the Crimson (13-1, 5-0 Ivy League) would clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title and the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Harvard hosts No. 11 Boston College at Berylson Field on Thursday night at 6 p.m.

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