van Vlijmen Named Ivy League Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week

Bente van Vlijmen was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Bente van Vlijmen was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time this season, Bente van Vlijmen was named Ivy League Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week.

van Vlijmen became the sixth player in program history to record four goals in a game on Saturday in a 7-1 win over Dartmouth. She is the first to accomplish the feat since Francie Walton '94 scored four against Springfield during the 1993 season. Bente also added an assist earlier in the week in a 4-1 win over Boston University last Wednesday (Oct. 30).

For the season, van Vlijmen has a team-leading 28 points (11 goals, six assists), which is second in the Ivy League.

She is the third player in program history to reach 100 points (43 goals, 14 assists), and has the opportunity to move past Judy Collins '99 (102) for second on the school's all-time scoring list.

Harvard will play its final contest of the 2019 regular season next Friday (Nov. 8, 6 p.m.) at Columbia. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.