Francesca Den Hartog Inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

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Former Harvard women’s lacrosse player Francesca Den Hartog ’83 was inducted into the 2010 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Oct. 30 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md.

Francesca Den Hartog, a two-time All-American for the Crimson, was a team captain in 1983. She is a four-time first-team All-Ivy League recipient, one of only four women in the Ivy League to accomplish that feat. Den Hartog was the Ivy League Player of the Year in 1981 and 1982 and was voted to the Ivy League Silver Anniversary Women’s Lacrosse Team in 1999. 

She holds the Harvard program record for all-time goals (249), all-time points (315), single season goals (83) and goals in a single game (9), and she is the Ivy League record holder for most points scored in Ivy League games in a single season (46).

Den Hartog helped Harvard to three Ivy League titles during her four years with the Crimson, going an unprecedented 20-3 in league games from 1980-83. In 1981, the Crimson advanced to the semifinals of the AIAW National Championships and in 1983, Harvard made it to the quarterfinals of the first-ever NCAA Championships.