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Constance Applebee, 1903
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Constance Applebee, 1903

Constance Applebee, 1903
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'Ladies Armed with Clubs'

Field hockey in the United States began with Constance Applebee, an Englishwoman who taught Harvard students the game—and called them "one-legged turnips."

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Field Hockey Downs Columbia, 5-1, on Senior Day

The win marked the first time the Crimson has finished a season undefeated and untied in conference play. The win was the team’s 12th overall for the season, tying a program record.

First Impression
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First Impression

Freshman midfielder Bente van Vlijmen, shown here against Pacific, led Harvard to a 3-1 victory over Dartmouth to clinch the Ivy League title.

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Athlete of the Week Runners-Up: Smith, Brown, Bain Shine in Key Ivy Contests

​While freshman Bente van Vlijmen took home Athlete of the Week honors after leading the field hockey team to an Ivy League-clinching victory over the weekend, three other Crimson student-athletes had especially notable performances, earning this week’s Athlete of the Week runners-up honors.

First Impression
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Athlete of the Week: van Vlijmen Leads Field Hockey to Ivy Crown

The Crimson (11-5, 6-0 Ivy) emerged victorious against Dartmouth (4-11, 0-6) thanks to the Netherlands native breaking the gridlock at the beginning of the second period with three goals within 12 minutes.

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BRIEF: Field Hockey Clinches Ivy Title Against Dartmouth

For the first time in a dozen years, the Harvard field hockey team can call itself the Ancient Eight champions.

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Boston College Halts Field Hockey Win Streak

Harvard ended its eight-game winning streak with a loss to No. 12 Boston College on a rainy night on Berylson Field. The Crimson (10-5, 5-0 Ivy) was ranked four spots below the Eagles, and the game ended with Boston College (10-7, 3-3 ACC) claiming the victory at 4-1.

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Field Hockey Looks to Down No. 12 Boston College

Coming off their biggest win of the season at Princeton, Harvard field hockey will now face one of their toughest opponents in No. 12 Boston College.

Young the Giant Slayer
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Young the Giant Slayer

Kathleen Young scored two of the Crimson's three goals against Princeton on Saturday en route to the program's first win over the Tigers since 1994

Young the Giant Slayer
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Athlete of the Week: Kathleen Young's Two Goals Leads Field Hockey to First Win Over Princeton in 22 Years

The Crimson knew that someone needed to step up in a big way for the team to overcome such a challenge and stay atop the Ancient Eight table. It turns out that sophomore forward Kathleen Young was that someone.

Work Hard, Play Hard
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Work Hard, Play Hard

Sophomore midfielder Victoria Boylett breaks away after doubling back to recover the ball from an opposing player during the Crimson’s 3-1 win against Maine on September 25. Everyone will need to do their part in order to overcome expectations and pull off a win against the No. 11 Tigers.

Work Hard, Play Hard
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Field Hockey to Vie Against Princeton for Share of Ivy Crown

​In a battle that will likely be for the Ivy League crown, field hockey conference leaders Harvard and Princeton will compete Saturday at the Tigers’ Bedford Field. The No. 20 Crimson (8-4, 4-0 Ivy League) haven’t won the division since 2004, when the team shared it with Penn. The No. 11 Tigers (9-5, 4-0 Ivy League), on the other hand, have taken the division title 21 of the last 22 times, the one exception being 2005.

Two Records Is Better Than One
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Two Records Is Better Than One

In a 5-0 shutout victory against Cornell, two goals and an assist from senior Marissa Balleza gave her the school record for both career goals and career points.

Two Records Is Better Than One
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Athlete of the Week: Balleza Breaks School Record for Career Goals, Points

In field hockey’s 5-0 win against Cornell on Saturday, Balleza accumulated five points, scoring two goals and providing one assist. Those marks helped Balleza become Harvard field hockey’s all-time career leader in points and goals with 103 points and 44 goals.