4 Francine Polet
4 Francine Polet
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bilthoven, Netherlands
High School: Li Po Chun School
Position: Back
House Affiliation: Leverett

Senior • 2008
Led team in assists with three ... Appeared and started in 16 games at back ... Recorded an assist on the game-winning goal in season opener against Holy Cross (Sept. 5) ... Also recorded assists against UConn (Sept. 24) and Northeastern (Oct. 8) ... Led team in shots taken with 30 ... Part of a defensive unit that ranked fourth in the Ivy League, allowing 2.12 goals per game in Ivy play.

Junior • 2007
An Academic All-Ivy selection ... Repeated as a member of the 2007 ZAG/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad ... Started all 17 games at back ... Part of a Crimson defense that ranked third in goals allowed (10) and second in shots allowed (67) in league play ... Recorded three goals and three assists for nine points ... Ranked third on the team with 25 shots ... Scored the game-winning goal against New Hampshire in a 3-2 win Sept. 5 ... Scored in back-to-back games against Providence Sept. 26 and at Vermont Sept. 30.

Sophomore • 2006
Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad ... Started all 17 games ... Member of back line that allowed just nine goals in seven Ivy League games to rank second in the league in goals allowed per league game (1.29) ... Harvard defense limited eventual NCAA semifinalist Connecticut to one second-half shot on goal Sept. 20 ... Crimson back line shut out Ivy foes Cornell (Oct. 8) and Dartmouth (Oct. 28), allowing a total of 11 shots—seven on goal—in those two wins ... Notched three assists ... Assisted on Harvard’s goal and registered four of the team’s five shots at New Hampshire (Sept. 15) ... Also posted assists in loss at No. 4 Duke (Oct. 1) and win against Yale (Oct. 14).

Freshman • 2005
Selected to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad ... Played in 15 games, making her first start in 2-1 win against Columbia ... Helped Crimson defense rank 15th in the nation in scoring defense by allowing 1.45 goals per game ... Debuted for Harvard in season opener at Massachusetts.

Before Harvard
Attended Li Po Chun School ... Played field hockey with the Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong ... United World Scholarship ... '03/'05 Community service for the IB - Coral Monitoring (scuba diving) '03/'05.

Has a wide variety of interests, including sailing, golf, visual arts, traveling and scuba diving ... Social studies concentrator.