CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Ragatz Family Harvard Women's Coach of Excellence Tjerk van Herwaarden announced that juniors Hannah Pearce and Mimi Tarrant will serve as team captains for the 2020 season.
Both First-Team All-Ivy selections in 2019, Tarrant returns for her second year as team captain, while Pearce was voted captain for the first time.
Pearce, a standout defender from Johannesburg, South Africa, is a two-time NFHCA All-Region honoree and three-time All-Ivy selection. She helped lead Harvard's defensive unit to an Ivy-best 1.14 goals-against average (9th, NCAA). She recorded her first career overtime game-winning goal in the 2019 season opener against UAlbany. She has started all 53 games in her three years at Harvard. Pearce will be a strong candidate to represent South Africa in field hockey competition at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as a regular contributor on the national team.
Tarrant, a First Team All-Ivy selection, returned to form this past season after missing the entire 2018 season due to injury. She finished second on the team and fifth in the Ivy League with 22 points (eight goals, six assists) and notched two game-winning goals, including an OT game-winner against No. 13 Liberty. The Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2017, Tarrant has recorded 55 points (20 goals, 15 assists) in 34 games played over two seasons.
Harvard finished the 2019 season at 13-4 (6-1 Ivy League), placing second in conference play and continuing the most successful run in program history. Harvard has 55 wins in the past four seasons, and the field hockey class of 2020 will leave Harvard with a 26-2 record in Ivy League play.