Season Preview: Veteran Leadership, Depth Lead Women's Soccer into 2010 Campaign

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2010 Schedule

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard women's soccer team, the two-time reigning Ivy League champion, heads into the 2010 season looking to earn the program's third straight berth to the NCAA tournament.

Under fourth-year head coach Ray Leone, the Crimson returns 20 players from last year's roster, which went 6-1 in the Ivy League en route to the team's second consecutive Ancient Eight crown.  Harvard went 9-7-1 overall and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second straight fall.

Harvard, which added five freshmen to the fold for the 2010 season, will play 17 games this fall, including seven at home.  The Crimson begins the regular season by hosting Long Island Sept. 3.  Harvard will also host Boston University Sept. 16, Rhode Island Sept. 17, Yale Oct. 2, Cornell Oct. 9, Quinnipiac Oct. 26 and Columbia Nov. 6.