Ivy League Release
PRINCETON, N.J. – Six members of Harvard field hockey were recognized with Ivy League year-end awards after a record breaking season for the Crimson.
Freshman forward Mimi Tarrant was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year, and was one of three to earn First Team All-Ivy recognition, along with freshman midfielder Tessel Huibregtsen and sophomore midfielder Bente van Vlijmen.
Freshman defender Hannah Pearce and junior forward Kathleen Young earned Second Team All-Ivy honors, while junior defender Olivia Allin was named Honorable Mention All-Ivy.
Harvard finished the 2017 season with a 13-4 record (6-1 Ivy League) setting a new program record for wins in a season.
A native of Warwickshire, England, Tarrant is the fifth player in program history to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors, and the second in a row for Harvard, as van Vlijmen was Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2016. Tarrant finished the regular season leading Harvard and all Ivy League freshmen with 33 points (12 goals, nine assists) on the season. She finished second in the Ivy League in points (33) and third in the Ivy League in goals (12).
Huibregtsen made an immediate impact in Harvard's midfield, recording nine points (three goals, three assists), including an overtime game-winning goal in Harvard's 2-1 win at Yale on Sept. 23.
For the second consecutive year, van Vlijmen earned First Team All-Ivy recognition. A native of Zeist, The Netherlands, van Vlijmen had a career year, notching 24 points (11 goals, two assists) in 17 games, and leading the team with 43 shots on goal.
Pearce was another dynamic freshman addition to Harvard's lineup, starting all 17 games at back, with six goals, one assist and a defensive save. The Johannesburg, South Africa native helped Harvard to one of its finest defensive seasons in program history, as the Crimson finished seventh in the country allowing 1.22 goals per game.
Young, a native of Essex Junction, Vt., had a career year for Harvard despite missing the final six games of the season with an injury. Through 11 games, she led Harvard with 23 points (10 goals, three assists), still finishing the season third on the team in points.
Allin, a junior from Glastonbury, England, had an excellent year as a key player for Harvard on defense, starting 16 games with a career-best eight points (three goals, two assists) and one defensive save.
Six From Field Hockey Earn All-Ivy Honors; Tarrant Named Co-Rookie of the Year
Ivy League Release