10 Bente van Vlijmen
10 Bente van Vlijmen
Year: Junior
Hometown: Zeist, The Netherlands
High School: Christelijk Lyceum Zeist
Position: Midfield
House Affiliation: Quincy

Career Highs:
Goals: 3 (2x, most recently: vs. Holy Cross, 9/2/18)
Assists: 2 (2x, most recent: at UMaine, 9/23/18)
Points: 6 (2x, most recently: vs. Holy Cross, 9/2/18)

Junior • 2018
Longstreth/NFHCA Third Team All-American…Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Year… Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team…Unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection…Finished the year with a career-high 32 points (13 goals, six assists) and led the team with 78 shots and 49 shots on goal, almost twice as much as the next highest number on the team…Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3 after notching five goals combined in wins against UNH and Holy Cross… Scored the opening goal and notched two assists in Harvard’s 6-0 win over Yale…Scored a goal in Harvard’s first ever NCAA Tournament victory, a 6-1 win over No. 9 Penn State. 

Sophomore • 2017 • Stats
Finished season with career best 24 points (11 goals, two assists)...Longstreth/NFHCA All-America second team...All-ECAC First Team...Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region First Team...All-Ivy League First Team...Ivy League Honor Roll (Sept. 4)...NFHCA National Academic Squad… Started every game … Kicked the season off with back-to-back games with goals against UC Davis (Sep. 1) and No. 25 Pacific (Sep. 2) … Tallied two goals against Northeastern (Sep. 15) and Lafayette (Sep. 24) … Added a goal and assist against Holy Cross (Sep. 27) … Another goal against Penn (Sep. 30) … Had a streak of four games with a goal with her goal against Brown (Oct. 6) … Scored a goal on eight shots against Dartmouth (Oct. 28) … Finished the season on a high note adding a goal against Columbia (Nov. 5).

Freshman • 2016 • Stats
Ivy League Rookie of the Year and All-Ivy first team selection … Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region first team and All-America second team … Led all Ivy League rookies with eight goals and 16 points … Those marks were second-highest on the Crimson … Ivy League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 31)... Played in 16 games, making 13 starts … First two collegiate goals came in 2-0 win over Yale (Sep. 23) … Scored in win over No. 19 Maine (Sep. 25) … Had the lone goal in 1-0 win over No. 13 Boston University (Sep. 29) … Recorded first career hat trick at Dartmouth (Oct. 29) … Potted one goal in season-ending win over Columbia (Nov. 5).  

Before Harvard
Was a midfielder and striker on the field hockey team at Christelijk Lyceum Ziest from 2010-2016 … Also played for the Schaerweijde Zeist field hockey club team from 2005-2016, serving as a team captain … Played on the 18 and older team from 2014-2016 … Finished third in 2012 at the BDO National Individual competition … Won the Valkenswaard Tournament Individual Shootout competition in 2013 … First place at the Valkentoernooi Team Tournament … MOP of the Team Tournament in 2012 … Ranked third in the Highest National Division Rankings … Volunteer intern at Neonatal Ward at St. Thomas Hospital in London in December 2014 … National Rounds and Finals of BBC Speaking Awards … Junior College Utrecht: Extracurricular academics and research in science from 2014-2016 … European Youth Parliament Debating Society (2013-14) … International Baccalaureate, Higher Level A1 (2010-2016).

Recent Games
Oct 20 at No. 3 Princeton W, 3-1
Oct 25 No. 13 Boston College W, 1-0
Oct 27 at Dartmouth W, 6-0
Nov 3 Columbia W, 6-0
Nov 9 vs. No. 9 Penn State W, 6-1
Nov 11 at No. 4 Princeton L, 2-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 19 7
Games started 19 7
Goals 13 5
Assists 6 3
Points 32 13
Shots 78 32
Shot Pct .167 .156
Game-winning goals 3 1
Defensive saves 0 0
Penalty strokes 0-0 0-0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct gw ds ps-att
Aug 31 at New Hampshire W, 4-1 1 2 0 4 3 .667 0 0 0-0
Sep 2 Holy Cross W, 4-0 1 3 0 6 13 .231 1 0 0-0
Sep 8 vs. American W, 5-2 1 1 1 3 5 .200 0 0 0-0
Sep 9 at No. 3 Maryland L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0-0
Sep 14 Northeastern W, 2-0 1 1 0 2 4 .250 1 0 0-0
Sep 16 Massachusetts W, 4-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0-0
Sep 21 Yale W, 6-0 1 1 2 4 6 .167 1 0 0-0
Sep 23 at No. 18 Maine W, 4-1 1 0 2 2 1 .000 0 0 0-0
Sep 29 at Penn W, 2-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0 0 0-0
Sep 30 Bryant W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 6 .000 0 0 0-0
Oct 5 at Brown W, 3-2 1 0 0 0 5 .000 0 0 0-0
Oct 7 at No. 23 Boston University W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 5 .000 0 0 0-0
Oct 13 Cornell W, 8-0 1 1 0 2 4 .250 0 0 0-0
Oct 20 at No. 3 Princeton W, 3-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0 0 0-0
Oct 25 No. 13 Boston College W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0-0
Oct 27 at Dartmouth W, 6-0 1 1 0 2 8 .125 0 0 0-0
Nov 3 Columbia W, 6-0 1 0 1 1 5 .000 0 0 0-0
Nov 9 vs. No. 9 Penn State W, 6-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0 0 0-0
Nov 11 at No. 4 Princeton L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0-0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2016-17 16 14 .50 .00 1.00 2.56 .195 1.63 .634
2017-18 17 17 .65 .12 1.41 4.94 .131 2.53 .512
2018-19 19 19 .68 .32 1.68 4.11 .167 2.58 .628
2019-20 11 11 .64 .36 1.64 4.45 .143 2.55 .571
Total 63 61 .62 .19 1.43 4.00 .155 2.32 .579
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% gw ds ps-att
2016-17 16 14 8 0 16 41 .195 26 .634 3 1 0-0
2017-18 17 17 11 2 24 84 .131 43 .512 0 0 0-0
2018-19 19 19 13 6 32 78 .167 49 .628 3 0 0-0
2019-20 11 11 7 4 18 49 .143 28 .571 2 0 0-0
Total 63 61 39 12 90 252 .155 146 .579 8 1 0-0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 19 19 .68 .32 1.68 4.11 .167 2.58 .628
Conference 7 7 .71 .43 1.86 4.57 .156 3.43 .750
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 8 .75 .38 1.88 5.25 .143 3.00 .571
Away 9 9 .56 .22 1.33 3.22 .172 2.22 .690
Neutral 2 2 1.00 .50 2.50 3.50 .286 2.50 .714
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Wins 17 17 .76 .35 1.88 4.41 .173 2.82 .640
Losses 2 2 .00 .00 .00 1.50 .000 .50 .333
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August 1 1 2.00 .00 4.00 3.00 .667 3.00 1.000
September 9 9 .78 .56 2.11 4.67 .167 2.56 .548
October 6 6 .50 .00 1.00 4.17 .120 3.00 .720
November 3 3 .33 .33 1.00 2.67 .125 1.67 .625
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% gw ds ps-att
Total 19 19 13 6 32 78 .167 49 .628 3 0 0-0
Conference 7 7 5 3 13 32 .156 24 .750 1 0 0-0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0
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Home 8 8 6 3 15 42 .143 24 .571 3 0 0-0
Away 9 9 5 2 12 29 .172 20 .690 0 0 0-0
Neutral 2 2 2 1 5 7 .286 5 .714 0 0 0-0
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Wins 17 17 13 6 32 75 .173 48 .640 3 0 0-0
Losses 2 2 0 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 0 0-0
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August 1 1 2 0 4 3 .667 3 1.000 0 0 0-0
September 9 9 7 5 19 42 .167 23 .548 3 0 0-0
October 6 6 3 0 6 25 .120 18 .720 0 0 0-0
November 3 3 1 1 3 8 .125 5 .625 0 0 0-0