3 Abbie Harpstead
3 Abbie Harpstead
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Chester, Pa.
High School: West Chester East
Position: Back
House Affiliation: Adams

Senior • 2008
Named Academic All-Ivy League ... Appeared and started in 17 games this season at back ... Made a defensive save in overtime against Massachusetts (Sept. 14) ... Part of a defensive unit that ranked fourth in the Ivy League, allowing 2.12 goals per game in Ivy play.

Junior • 2007
Repeated as a member of the 2007 ZAG/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad ... Started all 17 games ... Part of a Crimson defense that ranked third in goals allowed (10) and second in shots allowed (67) in league play ... Recorded an assist at Columbia Nov. 2.

Sophomore • 2006
Earned team’s Most Improved Player award ... Named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad ... Played in 16 games ... Started 15 games, including the final 14 of the season ... Often shifted from midfield to back during the Crimson’s late-season run.

Freshman • 2005
Selected to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad ... Played in six games ... Made collegiate debut in 3-0 win against New Hampshire.

Before Harvard
Three-year starter and letterwinner in field hockey at West Chester East ... Four-year starter and letterwinner in indoor track, running the 400 and 800 ... Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter in lacrosse ... Three-time All-Ches-mont League selection and honorable mention all-area in field hockey ... Helped field hockey team to 2002 Ches-mont League and Division I titles ... Second-team All-Ches-mont League in lacrosse ... 2003 and 2004 Ches-mont League champions in lacrosse ... National Honor Society ... Spanish National Honor Society ... Appalachia Service Project.

Interests include photography ... Chemistry concentrator ... Sister, Breanna, is a 2006 graduate of Michigan State, where she played field hockey.