Harvard boasts a 16-10 record at the Harvard Invitational (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team will open the 2015 season this weekend by hosting Rutgers, Illinois State and Long Beach State in the 10th annual Harvard Invitational.
A total of six matches will be played in the Malkin Athletic Center, with two matches set for Friday and four matches on Saturday. The complete tournament schedule is below.
|Sep. 04, 2015||Illinois St.||Long Beach State||4:00 PM||Live stats | Free Video | Directions|
|Rutgers||Harvard||7:00 PM||Live stats | Free Video | Directions|
|Sep. 05, 2015||Rutgers||Long Beach State||10:00 AM||Live stats | Free Video | Directions|
|Illinois St.||Harvard||1:00 PM||Live stats | Free Video | Directions|
|Illinois St.||Rutgers||4:00 PM||Live stats | Free Video | Directions|
|Long Beach State||Harvard||7:00 PM||Live stats | Free Video | Directions|
Admission to all home Harvard women's volleyball matches is free of charge. All home matches are played on the fourth floor of the Malkin Athletic Center. For directions, click here.
Free Weekend on the Ivy League Digital Network!
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a third 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 Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
In celebration of the Ivy League's opening weekend of play, all streams across the network will be FREE of charge Friday-Sunday, Sept. 4-6. To get your first glimpse of what the Ivy League Digital Network has to offer, click here.
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all three platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.
10th-Annual Harvard Invitational
Harvard boasts a 16-10 record over the nine-year history of the tournament after going 2-1 a year ago. The Crimson's senior class of Caroline Holte, Hannah Schmidt, Sindhu Vegesena, and Kathleen Wallace has been particularly adept at protecting its home floor at this tournament, boasting a 6-2 record.
Defending the Crown
Harvard earned a share of the Ivy League championship in 2014 after posting a 19-5 overall record with a 12-2 mark against conference foes. The Crimson clinched its share of the crown with a 3-1 victory over Cornell on Nov. 15, nearly 10 years to the day of the program's first Ancient Eight title.
Harvard's 12 Ivy League victories in 2014 represented a new program record while its 19 overall wins were the fourth-most in school history.
Returning to the Court
Harvard returns 11 letterwinners from last year's squad including All-Ivy League selections Corinne Bain, Caroline Holte, Sindhu Vegesena and Grace Weghorst. Bain was a unanimous selection to the first team for a second-consecutive year while Holte earned second team honors for the first time in her career. Vegesena was also recognized for the first time as an honorable mention, and was joined by Weghorst who was a first teamer in 2013.
Welcome to Cambridge
Harvard has welcomed four freshmen to the roster for the 2015 season; Christina Cornelius, Brooke Istvan, Jocelyn Meyer, and Anna Uhr. This group collectively earned seven national championships, three medals at the AAU national championships, and two Academic All-America selections.
Sophomore Corinne Bain recorded an Ivy League record 10 triple-doubles in 2014, the most in the NCAA according to data made available by the AVCA. Bain became the first member of the Crimson to ever record a triple-double in 2013 when she finished with six, ranking as the second-highest total by a freshman in the nation.
For her career, Bain boasts 16 triple-doubles and 34 double-doubles.
Sophomore Corinne Bain received four Ivy League Player of the Week awards last season and was named to the honor roll seven times, receiving recognition from the conference each week of the season.
For her career, Bain boasts a total of 10 weekly awards from the conference (5 Player of the Week, 5 Rookie of the Week).
Climbing The Charts
Corinne Bain, Caroline Holte and Hannah Schmidt are etching their names in the Harvard record book. For complete information, click here.
Home Court Advantage
Harvard posted a 9-3 record at the Malkin Athletic Center in 2014 and is 25-9 at home during the tenure of seniors Caroline Holte, Hannah Schmidt, Sindhu Vegesena, and Kathleen Wallace.
For the seventh straight year, the Harvard women's volleyball team was recognized for its work in the classroom with the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
Captaining The Ship
Seniors Caroline Holte and Hannah Schmidt have been voted by their teammates as co-captains for the 2015 Harvard women's volleyball season.
"Caroline and Hannah have embraced their leadership role and have set high standards for themselves and the team," commented head coach Jennifer Weiss. "They have been key contributors both on and off the court during their three years at Harvard and they have dedicated many hours to not only develop as volleyball players, but more importantly great citizens of our volleyball program and Harvard University."
On The Sidelines
Harvard women's volleyball head coach Jennifer Weiss returns for her 23rd season at the helm of the Crimson. Weiss has led Harvard to 284 wins during her tenure, including Ivy League titles in 2004 and 2014. She has mentored 52 All-Ivy honorees, six Ivy League Rookie of the Year recipients and coached the program's first two-time Ivy League Player of the Year in Kaego Ogbechie '05.