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Flying Dutchwoman
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Flying Dutchwoman

Sophomore midfielder Bente van Vlijmen glides by the UConn defense. The Netherlands native notched eight goals in 16 games last season and will likely shoulder even more of the offensive burden this year. Through four games in the 2017 campaign, van Vlijmen has two strikes and an assist.

Flying Dutchwoman
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Field Hockey Falls to No. 2 Connecticut in Home Opener

Returning home after a West Coast trip, the No. 18 Harvard field hockey team faced off against No. 2 Connecticut in the Crimson’s home opener. The Huskies provided a stiff challenge, as Harvard fell 3-1.

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Field Hockey Confident, Not Complacent in Defending Ivy Title

“I think that the success from last year gave us the confidence to know that we are good enough to compete very strongly in the Ivy League, and even nationally,” co-captain Ellie Cookson said. “However, we are not going to become complacent."

Sticking It To 'Em
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Sticking It To 'Em

Junior back Olivia Allin and her Harvard teammates came back from California with a 2-1 record after going toe-to-toe with some of the country's premier teams.

Sticking It To 'Em
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Field Hockey Wins Two of Three Against Top Competition in California

After capturing its first outright Ivy League title since 1990 last season, the No. 20 Harvard field hockey team entered 2017 with high hopes. Its new campaign kicked off this weekend as the Crimson battled sweltering heat and got the best of two of its three opponents in California.

Bente There, Done That
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Bente There, Done That

In her first year, freshman Bente van Vlijmen finished second on Harvard in goals and provided much-needed versatility.

Bente There, Done That
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Dutch Domination: Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up

Rookie Bente van Vlijmen shifted all over the field this season, but the Zeist, Netherlands, native found success wherever she went.

Having a Balleza
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Having a Balleza

Against Princeton, senior forward Marissa Balleza put the Crimson on the board with a score 12 minutes into action.

Mask Off
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Mask Off

A cohort of defenders tries to stop a penalty corner. The Crimson let up two second-half goals but clamped down in overtime.

Young & Gettin' It
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Young & Gettin' It

Sophomore forward Kathleen Young scored two goals in the field hockey team's 3-2 October overtime victory over Princeton. The squad had lost 22 games in a row against the Tigers.

Young & Gettin' It
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23 Years in the Making: Game of the Year

For the first time since 1993, the Harvard field hockey topped Princeton en route to an Ivy League championship.

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.