Field Hockey

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.

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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.

Sports Briefs

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.