Bente van Vlijmen Named Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American

Bente van Vlijmen earned First Team All-American honors.
Bente van Vlijmen earned First Team All-American honors.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass - Senior midfielder Bente van Vlijmen was named a 2019 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I First Team All-American, the organization announced today. Bente is the first four-time All-American in the history of Harvard field hockey, and just the second to earn First Team honors, joining Jen Ahn '04 (2003)

A native of Zeist, The Netherlands, van Vlijmen became Harvard's first NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the Year last week.

A senior captain, she capped off her four-year career with another fantastic year, finishing the 2019 season with 32 points (13 goals, six assists) and placing second in the Ivy League in scoring.

The Ivy League Player of the Year and a unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection, van Vlijmen was a two-time Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honoree. A four-time First Team All-Ivy selection. van Vlijmen reached 45 goals, and 104 points over 69 games played for the Crimson, moving into sole possession of second place on Harvard's all-time goals and points list.