CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's lacrosse (5-9, 1-5 Ivy League will conclude the 2018 season at home against Cornell (7-7, 2-4 Ivy League) on Saturday (April 28) at Harvard Stadium. The Crimson will honor its seven seniors – Meredith Brown, Julia Glynn, Eliza Guild, Olivia Gundrum, Julia Lennon, Nekele McCall, and Robyn White - before the game with a Senior Day ceremony.
Harvard's offense continues to be among the nation's best. The Crimson is second in the Ivy League with an average of 15.14 goals per game (18th, NCAA), and 12th in the nation with an average of 22.43 points per game. Cornell, still in contention for an Ivy League Tournament bid, is coming off a 15-10 loss to Princeton last Saturday.
Harvard fell to Penn last weekend, 24-13, with senior Julia Glynn leading the Crimson with six points (five goals, assists), her eighth game of the season with five or more goals.
Julia Glynn Named To Tewaaraton Award Watch List
Senior midfielder Julia Glynn, in the midst of a breakout season for the Crimson, was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List. The Tewaaraton Award is given annually to the most outstanding American college lacrosse player. Glynn has 90 points (64 goals, 26 assists) on the season, leads the nation with an average of 4.57 goals per game, and is second in the country with an average of 6.43 points per game. Glynn is also second in the nation with an average of 9.00 shots per game.
Glynn, MacAfee Power Harvard Offense
The Ivy League's top two scorers, senior Julia Glynn (64 goals, 26 assists) and junior Keeley MacAfee (50 goals, 24 assists) have powered one of the nation's top offensive teams through the first 14 games of this season.
Glynn's 64 goals on the season marks the fourth time in program history a Harvard player has reached 60 goals in a season (only Francesca Denhartog '83) has done it before). Glynn has the second most goals all-time in a single year for Harvard. She is also the third player ever in Harvard history to top the 90-point mark.
MacAfee became the eighth player in program history to reach the 50-goal mark last weekend at Penn. The only other times that two Harvard teammates scored 50 goals in a single season were 1981-83, when Francesca Denhartog '83 and Maureen Finn '83 each scored 50-plus goals in three consecutive years.
More Harvard Leaders
Senior goalie Olivia Gundrum is second in the Ivy League with 113 saves this season …Junior Nicole Baiocco has been excellent, with a career high 38 points (14 goals, 24 assists) in 14 games…Sophomore Hannah Keating leads Harvard with a .538 shooting percentage…Keeley MacAfee leads the nation with an average of 6.36 shots on goal per game.
Cornell Series History
Harvard leads the all-time series 23-16 against the Big Red, but is in search of its first win over Cornell since March 1, 2014. The two teams last met in the Ivy League Tournament semifinals, with Cornell prevailing, 16-11.
Cornell's attack is led by Caroline Allen, who is tops on the Big Red with 42 points (32 goals, 10 assists). Allen leads the conference with 1.14 free position goals per game. Tomasina Leska (24 goals) and Ida Farinholt (22 goals) complete a trio of Cornell 20-plus goal scorers. The Big Red features the No. 4 scoring defense in the Ivy League (11.71 goals allowed per game), with Katie McGahan third in the Ivy League with an 11.30 goals against average.
Last Time Out
Last Saturday, a five-goal effort by senior Julia Glynn was not enough to lift Harvard past No. 9 Penn, as the Quakers earned a 24-13 win over the Crimson at Franklin Field. Keeley MacAfee added three goals, Nicole Baiocco had a goal and three assists, and Robyn White added two goals for Harvard. Goalie Grace Rotondo made 12 saves in 46:20 of action. Harvard and Penn were even at 16-16 on draw controls, with the Quakers holding a 20-13 edge on ground balls and 44-37 margin on shots.
Kleinfelder a Hall of Famer
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) inducted legendary former Harvard coach Carole Kleinfelder into the organization's first Hall of Fame class this past fall. Kleinfelder guided the Harvard women's lacrosse program as head coach for 25 seasons from 1979-2003. During that span, the Crimson captured 12 Ivy League championships, including seven straight from 1987-1993, and won the 1990 NCAA title. Kleinfelder coached Harvard to a 260-132-3 overall record and 109-67-1 conference mark, while also helping the Crimson earn 52 All-America selections by 28 players during her impressive tenure.
Ivy League Network
The Ivy League Network returns for a fourth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight conference's eight institutions.
Eight freshmen join the Crimson this season. Joining Harvard's attack is Madison Conklin, while aiding the defense will be Celia Concannon, Alison Crump, Gabrielle Fernandopulle, Lauren Ford, Tessa Queri, Camerin Rawson, and Grace Rotondo.