Field Hockey To Play Top Regional Opponents in 2019 Spring Slate

Gil Talbot / Harvard Athletics
Gil Talbot / Harvard Athletics

Harvard field hockey will kick off its 2019 spring schedule on April 6. 

Fresh off its greatest season in program history, Harvard field hockey will play several teams in the region this spring as it gears up for the 2019 season.

The Crimson will participate in a tournament at UMass-Lowell on April 6, which will also feature squads from Providence, Northeastern, and Colgate.

Harvard will host national powers UConn and Boston College on April 13, with games beginning at 11 a.m.

On April 26, the Crimson will host Boston University at 6 p.m. to close out the spring schedule.

Last fall, Harvard finished the year at 17-2 (7-0 Ivy League) recording its best season in program history. The team won its fifth Ivy League title, and earned its sixth NCAA Tournament bid, and reached the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time ever. Harvard set a school marks for wins (17) and wins in a row (14), and had the highest national ranking (No. 6) since the program's inception in 1974. Head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden was named Ivy League Coach of the Year, while junior Bente van Vlijmen earned Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors and earned All-America Recognition. Sophomore Tessel Huibregtsen was also named an All-American. Nine individuals earned All-Ivy League honors with a conference-best five players on the All-Ivy First Team.