Pearce To Compete With South African National Team at FIH Hockey Series Final

Pearce To Compete With South African National Team at FIH Hockey Series Final

Hannah Pearce was selected for the South African national field hockey team.

SOUTH AFRICA FIELD HOCKEY RELEASE

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
The South African Hockey Association announced that sophomore Hannah Pearce as a member of the South African Women's (Field) Hockey Squad. The team will compete at the FIH Open Series Final in Valencia, Spain from June 19-27.

This will mark Pearce's first selection to the South African senior national team, and she will have a chance to earn her first cap. Pearce has previously been recognized as the Dave Carr U18 Girls Player of the Year by the South African Hockey Association.

A NFHCA Northeast Region Second Team selection and a First Team All-Ivy honoree, Pearce was a big part of the Crimson's nation-leading defensive unit in 2018, allowing .74 goals per game, with 10 shutouts. The sophomore back has started every game since she arrived at Harvard and added a goal and three assists on the offensive end this year.

Pearce helped Harvard (17-2, 7-0 Ivy League) to its best season in program history, as the Crimson 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.