ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
15 - Jennifer VanderMeulen
Jennifer VanderMeulen
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Liverpool, N.Y.
High School: Liverpool
Position: Attack
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Adams

Fifth on the Harvard all-time goals list with 130 tallies.
Eighth on the Harvard all-time points list with 148.

Career Highs
Goals: 6 (several times)
Assists: 2 (several times)
Points: 8 (twice, most recent vs. Holy Cross, 4/14/10)
Ground Balls: 2 (several times)
Draw Controls: 5 (Penn 3/12/10)
Caused turnovers: 2 (several times)

Senior · 2013
Missed entire season due to injury ... Ranked fifth on the Harvard all-time goals list with 130 tallies ... Stands eighth all-time in points at Harvard with 148.

Junior · 2012
All-Ivy League Honorable Mention selection ... Named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll ...  Ranked second on the team in free position goals (6) and assists (5) while ranking third in points (31) and goals (26) ... Recorded a hat trick in win against Boston University ... Picked up an assist against Cornell ... Had one ground ball and one caused turnover in double-overtime victory against James Madison ... Scored one goal versus Penn ... Scored two points (1g, 1a) and picked up one ground ball, one caused turnover and two draw controls against Johns Hopkins ... Registered one goal, two ground balls, one draw control and  two caused turnovers versus Boston College ... Scored one goal and added one assist and one draw control in win against Yale ... Scored four goals in win versus Stanford ... Scored one goal against Virginia ... Matched her career-high with six goals and added two ground balls in win versus Brown ... Scored two goals and caused one turnover in win against Holy Cross ... Scored two goals in win over Princeton ... Scored two goals in win versus Columbia ... Scored two goals, handed out two assists and won one draw in win against Dartmouth ... Picked up one ground ball versus Penn in the Ivy League Semifinals.

Sophomore · 2011
Named second-team All-American by Synapse Sports ... Named first-team All-Northeast Region ... Named first-team All-Ivy League … Earned a spot on the Ivy League All-Tournament team … Led the Crimson and the Ivy League in goals (48) and goals per game (3.00) … First on the team and third in the Ivies in points (53) … Led the Ancient Eight in free position goals per game (0.94) … Scored 100th career goal  in regular season finale against Dartmouth …Scored three or more goals 12 times and four or more five times … Had five goals against No. 7 Virginia and Columbia … Scored four goals and had an assist in win over Princeton … Third on the team in draw controls (23).

Freshman · 2010
Named third-team All-America by WomensLacrosse.com ... Selected to the WomensLacrosse.com All-Rookie squad ... Earned a spot on the IWLCA All-North Region first-team ... Unanimous Ivy League Rookie of the Year … Unanimous first-team All-Ivy League recipient … Started all 15 games at attack … Led the Crimson and the Ivy League in goals (56) and points (64) … Third in the nation in goals per game (3.73), 16th in points per game (4.27) and 14th in goals … Led the league in free position goals (23) … Scored in all 15 games … Had three or more goals 11 times and three or more points 12 times … Scored career-high six goals and eight points twice (Bryant and Holy Cross) … Second on the team in draw controls (27) and third in caused turnovers (11) … Scooped up 13 ground balls.

Before Harvard
Lettered in lacrosse, field hockey and indoor track at Liverpool High … Under Armour All-American as a senior … U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a senior and honorable mention as a junior … Set school record for most career goals with 213 … First-team all-Central New York as a junior and senior … First-team all-league as a sophomore, junior and senior … Second-team all-league as a freshman … Named team MVP as a junior and senior … Earned a bronze medal at the Empire State Games in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … First-team all-state in field hockey as a junior and senior … Named field hockey team MVP as a junior and senior … Earned first team all-league three times in field hockey and indoor track … Captain of lacrosse, field hockey and indoor track teams … U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American as a junior and senior … Harvard Book Award … Member of National Honor Society.

Personal
Enjoys playing the cello … Brother, Jeffrey, captained the lacrosse team at Colgate … Sister, Jessica, captained the women’s lacrosse team at Colgate … Sister-in-law captained the women’s ice hockey team at Colgate.