Field Hockey


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).


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.


Field Hockey Advances to NCAA Final Four for First Time in Program History After Pair of 1-0 Victories

“Unreal.” That is how field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden described how he was feeling after No. 12 Harvard beat No. 2 Michigan on its own turf to clinch a seat among the final four in NCAA Division I.


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.


Strength in Numbers

The 2018 Harvard field hockey team celebrates its Ivy League-clinching victory over Columbia. The 2018 team would defeat No. 9 Penn State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to No. 4 Princeton in the second round.


No. 12 Field Hockey Set to Face No. 6 Louisville in First Round of NCAA Tournament

With just a single loss over the course of 16 games, a perfect 7-0 Ivy League record, and the best team goals-against average in the nation (0.42), the Harvard field hockey team has earned a spot in the 2021 Division I NCAA tournament.


Strong Second Half Sends No. 12 Field Hockey Past Yale

No. 12 Harvard (11-1, 4-0 Ivy League) smashed past Yale (5-7, 2-2) on Oct. 9, closing out the game commandingly in the second half with two goals off of corners for a final score of 3-1.


Field Hockey Continues Strong Start, Improves to 9-1

Consecutive weekends of back-to-back wins bumped Harvard field hockey to No. 12 in the country. Exciting victories over Columbia and Bucknell, and then against the University of Pennsylvania and University of New Hampshire the following weekend brought the team’s overall win-loss tally to 9-1, marking an incredible start to the season.


What A Start

The Crimson’s 9-1 start ties 2018 for its best start to the season across the last 10 seasons. Next up on the team’s slate are matches against Ivy rivals Yale and Dartmouth.


Harvard Athletics Director Search Advisory Committee Solicits Student-Athlete Feedback

A group of Harvard College athletes told members of the search advisory committee for the next Athletics Director they hope the committee’s pick will be responsive to athletes’ concerns and set high standards for the program in a meeting at the end of last month.


Early Lead

Forward Casey M. Allen '20, an inactive Crimson editor, celebrates with Olivia N. Hoover '22, left, after putting her team up 1-0 against Princeton on Saturday. Despite holding a 2-1 lead in the second half, the Crimson fell 3-2, its first conference loss of the season.


No. 19 Harvard Dominates Penn, Defeats No. 13 Liberty

This weekend's field hockey matches had little in common: Ivy play and interleague play, unranked rival and top-25 opponent, a history of wins and no history at all. The games themselves were similarly different - a fast start and a slow start, a blowout and a forced overtime.


No. 14 Field Hockey Surges to 4-1 Win over Maine

A productive second half powered No. 14 Harvard to a 4-1 victory over the University of Maine on Sunday for its final match before beginning Ivy League play next weekend in New Haven, Conn., against Yale.


Bend it like Bente

Harvard co-captain Bente van Vlijmen scored twice in the Crimson's 4-1 win over Maine on Sunday.


Field Hockey Splits Matches Against No. 18 Stanford, UMass

Both of the Crimson's contests this week were within a one point margin. The first, a contest against No. 18 that fell against the team from Cambridge. Harvard's fortuned flipped on Monday in a 3-2 victory over in-state rival, UMass.


All En

Senior Casey Allen controls play during a game last season. In Monday’s contest with UMass, Allen earned the team’s lone assist. Throughout the course of the season, the senior has factored into half of all of the team’s goals.


Never Much Love When We Go OT

Junior Hannah Pearce notched Harvard's winning score in overtime against Albany.


Wise Words

Harvard field hockey moved into the Top 10 national rankings this season, a meteoric rise for a program largely in the periphery in years past.


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