Harvard vs. New Hampshire
Harvard begins a nine-match homestand on Tuesday (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team will welcome New Hampshire to the Malkin Athletic Center for a mid-week showdown Tuesday, Sept. 15. First serve is set for 7 p.m. live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
About the Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a third season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all three platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.
Last Time Out
Harvard enjoyed a unique experience this past weekend as it played a pair of matches inside The Pentagon at the Service Academy Challenge. The tournament field included the Crimson, Army West Point, Air Force and Cal. Each team played two matches at The Pentagon Athletic Center on Friday, and wrapped up competition on Saturday at the Fort Myers Fitness Center.
Harvard went 0-3 at the tournament despite three strong performances. The Crimson first suffered a five-set setback to Cal, 3-2, before losing to Air Force in straight sets, 3-0, and Army West Point in five, 3-2.
Home Court Advantage
Harvard has posted a 1-2 record at the Malkin Athletic Center in 2015 and is 26-11 at home during the tenure of seniors Caroline Holte, Hannah Schmidt, Sindhu Vegesena, and Kathleen Wallace.
Tuesday's match with New Hampshire will mark the beginning of a nine-match homestand for the Crimson, its longest since playing 10 consecutive matches at the MAC to begin the 1993 season.
Junior Corinne Bain was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Sept. 8, marking her sixth career Player of the Week award and the 11th time she has received a weekly award from the conference office.
Bain received the honor four times last season and once in 2013 as a freshman, when she also accumulated five Rookie of the Week plaudits. A two-time unanimous All-Ivy League first team selection, Bain has been recognized by the Ivy League with either a weekly award or inclusion on the Honor Roll 19 out of 23 weeks during her career, including 15 consecutive weeks dating back to her freshman season.
Sophomore Corinne Bain recorded an Ivy League record 10 triple-doubles in 2014, the most in the NCAA according to data made available by the AVCA. Bain became the first member of the Crimson to ever record a triple-double in 2013 when she finished with six, ranking as the second-highest total by a freshman in the nation.
For her career, Bain boasts 18 triple-doubles (two in 2015) and 39 double-doubles.
Honors and Awards
Ivy League Honor Roll (Sept. 8)
Climbing The Charts
Corinne Bain, Caroline Holte and Hannah Schmidt are etching their names in the Harvard record book. For complete information, click here.
Defending the Crown
Harvard earned a share of the Ivy League championship in 2014 after posting a 19-5 overall record with a 12-2 mark against conference foes. The Crimson clinched its share of the crown with a 3-1 victory over Cornell on Nov. 15, nearly 10 years to the day of the program's first Ancient Eight title.
Harvard's 12 Ivy League victories in 2014 represented a new program record while its 19 overall wins were the fourth-most in school history.
Returning to the Court
Harvard returns 11 letterwinners from last year's squad including All-Ivy League selections Corinne Bain, Caroline Holte, Sindhu Vegesena and Grace Weghorst. Bain was a unanimous selection to the first team for a second-consecutive year while Holte earned second team honors for the first time in her career. Vegesena was also recognized for the first time as an honorable mention, and was joined by Weghorst who was a first teamer in 2013.
Welcome to Cambridge
Harvard has welcomed four freshmen to the roster for the 2015 season; Christina Cornelius, Brooke Istvan, Jocelyn Meyer, and Anna Uhr. This group collectively earned seven national championships, three medals at the AAU national championships, and two Academic All-America selections.
For the seventh straight year, the Harvard women's volleyball team was recognized for its work in the classroom with the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
Captaining The Ship
Seniors Caroline Holte and Hannah Schmidt have been voted by their teammates as co-captains for the 2015 Harvard women's volleyball season.
"Caroline and Hannah have embraced their leadership role and have set high standards for themselves and the team," commented head coach Jennifer Weiss. "They have been key contributors both on and off the court during their three years at Harvard and they have dedicated many hours to not only develop as volleyball players, but more importantly great citizens of our volleyball program and Harvard University."
On The Sidelines
Harvard women's volleyball head coach Jennifer Weiss returns for her 23rd season at the helm of the Crimson. Weiss has led Harvard to 285 wins during her tenure, including Ivy League titles in 2004 and 2014. She has mentored 52 All-Ivy honorees, six Ivy League Rookie of the Year recipients and coached the program's first two-time Ivy League Player of the Year in Kaego Ogbechie '05.