Field Hockey

Okay, Avery!

Junior midfielder Avery Donahue seeks to control the ball during a 2-1 win over Delaware on Oct. 16. Donahue and the Crimson ended a brilliant season in disappoint, narrowly missing out on an NCAA Tournament bid.


Harvard field hockey celebrates after a goal in a 2-1 win over Delaware on Oct. 16. Despite being one of the best teams in college field hockey this season, the NCAA Tournament selection committee opted for Louisville and Wake Forest over the Crimson.

Harvard Field Hockey Falls to Princeton, Defeats Cornell in Overtime

“That spell of five minutes cost us three goals—that will not happen to us again,” said Tjerk van Herwaarden, head coach of No. 15 Harvard field hockey, speaking on the Harvard-Princeton game.

Harvard to Face Princeton Sunday in Ivy League Championship Decider

“We’d like to say it's just not a game. Obviously that’s not the case, it's a big game,” remarked Harvard field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden ahead of the highly anticipated Harvard-Princeton match this Sunday in Princeton, N.J.

Horton Hears a Who

Sophomore midfielder Siena Horton hustles in a match against the University of Delaware on October 16. The Crimson defeated the Blue Hens 2-1.

No. 15 Harvard Field Hockey Eyes Ivy Championship, NCAA Postseason

With only five games left in the regular season, No. 15 Harvard field hockey is making moves towards another Ivy League championship and NCAA tournament run. The Crimson has toppled two of their Ivy League rivals thus far, Penn and Yale, leaving three schools to go over the next few weeks.

Donahue Drives

Junior midfielder Avery Donahue drives down the field against the University of Delaware on Sunday. The Crimson defeated Dartmouth 3-2 two days prior.

Huddle Up

Harvard field hockey faces off against the University of New Hampshire on Oct. 3, 2021. This week, the Crimson is seeing Ivy League play against the University of Pennsylvania on Friday, Sept. 30.

No. 15 Field Hockey Builds Vigor After Five Game Winning Streak

With eight games down and six wins under its belt, No. 15 Harvard field hockey is off to a rocketing start this season. The first four games were against ranked opponents: Miami University (Ohio), University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, and American University, and the team has since opened Ivy play.

Back Line of Defense

In 2019, then-junior defender Hannah Pearce hits the ball upfield as then-sophomore goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo stands in net. Although Pearce has graduated, Shahbo, now a senior, is the star of another strong Harvard defense.

007 in the Country

Harvard Field Hockey celebrates after a goal in a 3-2 loss to Princeton on Oct. 26, 2019. Now ranked seventh in the country after an exceptional 2021 season, the Crimson look poised to make another NCAA Tournament run.

No. 1 in Net: Ellie Shahbo, Female Athlete of the Year

Junior Ellie Shahbo is one of the top goalkeepers in NCAA hockey. Despite her first-rate statistics and key role in guiding Harvard field hockey to a 17-2 record, Shahbo credits her teammates for their success this season.

Female Athlete of the Year 1

Junior goalie Ellie Shahbo plays in the NCAA tournament in mid-November in Ann Arbor, M.I. The team went on to lose in the semi-finals to eventual champion Northwestern.

No. 12 Field Hockey Falls to No. 7 Northwestern, 2-1 in OT, in NCAA Semifinals

The Harvard field hockey team’s Cinderella NCAA tournament run came to an end at the hands of Northwestern on Friday evening.

Field Hockey to Face No. 7 Northwestern in NCAA Final Four

On Friday, Harvard field hockey will make history when they step onto Phyllis Ocker Field in Ann Arbor as the first Crimson field hockey team ever to play in a Final Four game. The Crimson (17-1, 7-0) will challenge yet another Big Ten school: the Northwestern Wildcats (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten).

Final 4 Finish

The Crimson rushes goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo after the junior goalie stifled Michigan's final penalty shootout attempt to send Harvard into the Final Four.

Survive and Advance

Sophomore midfielder Avery Donahue celebrates her game-winning goal over Louisville in the first round of the NCAA tournament as senior forward/midfielder Mimi Tarrant rushes over to join in.

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