GLASGOW – Harvard field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden helped Team USA earn a gold medal at the 2014 Champions Challenge this past weekend. van Herwaarden is serving as an assistant coach this summer with the U.S. National Team.
Team USA edged Ireland, 3-1, Sunday in the Challenge finals, marking the first time the Americans have won the event. After falling behind 1-0 early, the U.S. rallied for three unanswered over Ireland to claim the gold. van Herwaarden and Team USA are preparing for the 2014 World Cup from May 31 to June 15 in The Hague.