Tarrant, van Vlijmen Named Captains of 2019 Field Hockey Team

Tarrant, van Vlijmen Named Captains of 2019 Field Hockey Team

Mimi Tarrant and Bente van Vlijmen will serve as captains of the 2019 Harvard field hockey team. 

Harvard field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden announced that junior Bente van Vlijmen and sophomore Mimi Tarrant were voted as captains for the 2019 team.

A native of Zeist, The Netherlands, van Vlijmen was the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Year after turning in another impressive campaign for the Crimson. She 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. A two-time NFHCA/Longstreth All-American, van Vlijmen was a unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection in 2018. She was a member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad last season.

Tarrant will return to the field as one of Harvard's top players in 2019 after missing all of 2018 due to injury. A native of Warwickshire, England, Tarrant was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and a First Team All-ivy selection in 2017, leading the Crmison with 33 points (12 goals, nine assists) that season. Tarrant was also an NFHCA Scholar of Distinction and an NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree last year.

Harvard finished a record-setting 2018 season with a 17-2 record (7-0 Ivy League), breaking the previous program mark for wins (13) in a season. The Crimson won 14 games in a row, breaking the previous school mark (8) and also cracked the top 10 for the first time ever, reaching No. 6 in the national polls. The Crimson reached the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time ever, defeating No. 9 Penn State, 6-1, in the opening round of the tournament. The Crimson will return six of its top seven scorers from the 2018 team next year.