BOSTON—Members of the Harvard field hockey team gathered to reflect on the 2010 season and send off their senior teammates at the annual team banquet Sunday at the Harvard Club of Boston.
Head coach Sue Caples and seniors Pilar Curtis, KJ Warren and Chloe Keating shared their perspectives on the season and the last four years. Sophomore goaltender Cynthia Tassopoulos and freshman Christy Haughey were recognized with awards, and the team enjoyed a brunch and team highlight video.
Caples congratulated the team on its growth and improvement during the 2010 season and looked ahead to next year with optimism. She thanked the three seniors for their great contributions and perseverance through injury and other obstacles. The seniors looked back on the fun, memorable times spent with their teammates and lessons learned over four years.
Captains-elect Georgia McGillivray and Carly Dickson presented the seniors with gifts and scrapbooks.
Tassopoulos, a second-team All-Ivy League selection, received the Most Valuable Player award. She ranked second in the Ivy League with a .754 save percentage and fourth with a 1.87 goals-against average in league play. Tassopoulos ranked 16th nationally with 6.82 saves per game on the season, and Caples credited the sophomore with “standing on her head” to keep the Crimson in contention game-in and game-out.
Haughey earned Harvard’s Most Improved Player award. The rookie started 16 games and earned a starting job midway through the year. She finished with seven games started, including four in Ivy League play. Caples said Haughey’s versatility proved vital to the Crimson, as the freshman saw action in as many as nine positions on the field.
The event concluded with all eyes glued on a video presentation highlighting the team’s successes on the field and fun off it during the 2010 campaign.