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Tessel Huibregtsen, Bente van Vlijmen Named Longstreth/NFHCA All-Americans

Tessel Huibregtsen, Bente van Vlijmen Named Longstreth/NFHCA All-Americans

Bente van Vlijmen and Tessel Huibregtsen were named Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Americans

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Sophomore midfielder Tessel Huibregtsen and junior midfielder Bente van Vlijmen were named Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Americans, the NFHCA announced today (Dec. 4).

This marks the fourth time in program history that Harvard has had two All-America selections in the same season.

Huibregtsen is an Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-American for the first time. A two-time NFHCA All-Northeast Region honoree, Huibregtsen was a unanimous First-Team All-Ivy selection as one of the league's top two-way players, recording a career high 21 points (seven goals, seven assists). She was named Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 24 playing a key role in Harvard's 3-1 win at No. 3 Princeton with a goal and an assist in the game. A native of Overveen, The Netherlands, Huibregtsen was also Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 22. Huibregtsen closed the season with 15 points (five goals, five assists) in her last seven games and was a big part of the Crimson's strong defensive unit (No. 2 NCAA), allowing .74 goals per game, with 10 shutouts.

Bente van Vlijmen is the first three-time Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-American in program history. A native of Zeist, The Netherlands, van Vlijmen is a three-time NFHCA All-Region First Team honoree. She was the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Year, and a First Team All-Ivy selection. She completed her best season with the Crimson in 2018, recording 32 points (13 goals, six assists). Bente recorded points in all but six games for the Crimson, and was the team's most consistent threat on the attack, recording a team-high 49 shots on goal, almost twice as much as the next highest number on the team. She was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3 after notching five goals combined in wins against UNH and Holy Cross.

Harvard (17-2, 7-0 Ivy League) had its best season in program history, as the Crimson set school marks for wins (17) and wins in a row (14), and had the highest national ranking (No. 6) since the program's inception in 1974. Harvard won its fifth Ivy League title and reached the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time.

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