Elizabeth Jacobson
Elizabeth Jacobson
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: ejacobson@fas.harvard.edu
Previous College: Harvard '16

Jacobson joined the Harvard field hockey coaching staff as a volunteer for the 2016 season after a four-year playing career for the Crimson. She was elevated to assistant coach in the winter of 2017.

In 2018, Jacobson helped guide Harvard to a record setting season as Harvard finished the year at 17-2 (7-0 Ivy League), recording its best season in program history. The Harvard coaching staff was named NFCHA Northeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year as the Crimson won its fifth Ivy League title, and earned its sixth NCAA Tournament bid, reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time ever with a 6-1 win over No. 9 Penn State in the first round. Harvard set a 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. Head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden was named Ivy League Coach of the Year, while junior Bente van Vlijmen earned Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors. First-year goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo earned Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors. Nine individuals earned All-Ivy League honors with a conference-best five players on the All-Ivy First Team.

In her first season on the sideline as a coach, the Crimson matched the program record with 12 wins and posted its first unbeaten Ivy League record on its way to winning the conference title and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.

Senior  2015 • Stats
Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Northeast Region second team choice ... All-Ivy League first team selection … Tied for the team lead with 13 goals, the fourth-highest single-season total in program history … Recorded five game-winners, the second-most in a singe-season at Harvard … Finished career with 66 points, tied for ninth all-time … Assisted on all three of Marissa Balleza's goals during her hat trick against Bryant (Sept. 7) ... Scored first goal of the season at Maine (Sept. 13) ... Had the game-winner in Harvard's 1-0 victory at Northeastern (Sept. 18) ... Had a pair of goals and assisted on Harvard's third in a 3-0 shutout of Colgate (Sept. 20) ... Buried two goals at UMass Lowell (Sept. 27) … Potted two goals, including the game-winner vs. Brown (Oct. 10) … Scored a late-game goal against nationally-ranked Boston University (Oct. 28) … Had the game-winner and another goal in a 4-1 triumph over Dartmouth (Oct. 31) … Scored twice in 5-0 shutout of Columbia in the season finale (Nov. 8).

Junior  2014 • Stats
Appeared in 15 games, making two starts this season ... Scored a goal in 4-1 triumph over Yale (Sept. 20) ... Recorded first career hat trick in 6-0 victory over UMass Lowell (Sept. 30) ... Provided an assist on Noel Painter's first goal at Brown (Oct. 4) ... Found the back of the cage in the first half at Boston University (Oct. 5) ... Had an assist in 3-0 win at Fairfield (Oct. 12) ... Ended the year with a goal and assist in 4-1 win over Columbia (Nov. 8).

Sophomore  2013 • Stats
Scored a goal in 4-0 victory at Holy Cross Sept. 13 ... Recorded an assist in 3-2 win at Yale Sept. 21 ... Tallied the equalizing goal in a 2-1 overtime setback against Brown Oct. 5 ... Notched the game winner in overtime against Fairfield in the Crimson's 4-3 win on Oct. 13 ... Registered an assist in the 5-2 win at Colgate on Oct. 20. 

Freshman • 2012 • Stats
Appeared in 14 of Harvard's 16 games as a freshman ... Saw her first collegiate action Sept. 8 at Providence ... Put a shot on goal against No. 17 Boston College Sept. 9 ...  Registered an assist in a 4-1 win over Bryant Sept. 24 ... Scored her first collegiate goal in a 3-1 loss to Quinnipiac (Sept. 30)  ... Selected as the Ivy League's Co-Rookie of the Week (Oct. 2) ... Assisted on a goal in the season finale vs. Columbia Nov. 3.

Before Harvard

Played four years of varsity field hockey at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child … Captain of the field hockey team in 2011 … Helped Oak Knoll win four county championships, three group 1 state championships and the Tournament of Champions in 2010 … Named a second team All-American in 2011 … Also named to the first team group 1, first team all-county and first team all-conference from 2009-11 … Selected first team all-state in 2010 and 2011 … Honored as the Union County Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011 … Elected MVP for Oak Knoll field hockey team and won Oak Knoll  Athlete of the Year her senior year … Awarded Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2009 and 2010 … Chosen as New Jersey Star Ledger Player of the Week in 2010 … Won the First Year Player Award for Oak Knoll in 2008 … Named Academic All-American in 2011 … Volunteered at the New Jersey Special Olympics in 2010 and 2011.