Field Hockey

After Ivy League Title, No. 9 Harvard Field Hockey to Begin 2023 NCAA Tournament Run

Sometimes, history has a way of repeating itself. Two years after making its deepest run in the NCAA tournament yet, No. 9 Harvard field hockey has found itself in a similar situation with a bid from the Ivy League and a November weekend plane ticket to some top-ranked school. But the Crimson only punched this ticket after the installation of the Ivy League’s new four-team, post-season tournament — of which it stands as the inaugural champions.

Harvard Field Hockey to Host Inaugural Ivy League Tournament This Weekend

With a dwindling two seconds remaining in the tied game on Saturday, Lara Beekhuis slammed a shot past the Cornell goaltender, securing a dramatic victory for the Harvard Crimson. Thanks to Beekhuis and her buzzer-beater goal against the Big Red, the Harvard field hockey team went undefeated in Ivy League play and had a successful conclusion to their regular season.

Mazzle Dazzle

Senior captain and defender Mazarine Broze stands by Delware's goal for a shot on net in the Crimson's 2022 matchup against the Blue Hens, where it won 2-1.

No. 14 Harvard Field Hockey Strengthens Offense Before Ivy Season Gets Under Way

With 16 games on the schedule this season, No. 14 Harvard field hockey only has eight battles left. Most recently, it drew the losing straw in a double-overtime quarrel with No. 4 Duke University — its only loss since a one-goal defeat to No. 7 University of Virginia back in early September. Over the first month of the campaign, the Crimson has been building up strength for its imminent Ivy League season.

With Fresh Roster, Harvard Field Hockey Starts 2023 Campaign at 2-0

After a 2-0 start to the season in a pair of matches against the University of Massachusetts and the University of Connecticut, No. 14 Harvard field hockey has begun its quest toward both the Ivy League and NCAA tournaments. However, a few things have changed since Harvard last took to Berylson Field in the spring, including new goalies, a fresh set of competitive first-years, and the Ivy League has changed the rules of its tournament — an impactful change that may work in Harvard’s favor.

Shooting Her Shot

Then-first-year Kitty Chapple makes a shot-at-net in the Crimson’s Oct. 16 game against the University of Delaware in 2022, where Harvard won 2-1. Chapple, now a sophomore, was recently named to the NFHCA watchlist, alongside three of her teammates.

May I Please

First-year Bronte-May Brough makes a shot on net in Harvard's Oct. 16 contest against Delaware, an eventual 2-1 win for the Crimson.

Heart of Defense, and One of Gold: Bronte-May Brough, Female Rookie of the Year

Coming into collegiate athletics, an uncomfortable adjustment for many Division I athletes is no longer being in the starting lineup, playing in every game, or racking in the most minutes played. For Bronte-May Brough, a first-year on Harvard’s top-notch field hockey team, it was quite the opposite.

Harvard Field Hockey Falls Short of NCAA Tournament Bid Despite Successful Season

Despite holding an impressive 13-4 record, in which all four losses were against top-15 opponents, Harvard did not receive the ending it had worked for, ending the season without an Ivy League championship and bid to the 2022 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Tournament.

Okay, Avery!

Junior midfielder Avery Donahue seeks to control the ball during a 2-1 win over Delaware on Oct. 16. Donahue and the Crimson ended a brilliant season in disappoint, narrowly missing out on an NCAA Tournament bid.


Harvard field hockey celebrates after a goal in a 2-1 win over Delaware on Oct. 16. Despite being one of the best teams in college field hockey this season, the NCAA Tournament selection committee opted for Louisville and Wake Forest over the Crimson.

Harvard Field Hockey Falls to Princeton, Defeats Cornell in Overtime

“That spell of five minutes cost us three goals—that will not happen to us again,” said Tjerk van Herwaarden, head coach of No. 15 Harvard field hockey, speaking on the Harvard-Princeton game.

Charging Chapple

First-year Kitty Chapple plays against Delaware University on October 16. This past week, Harvard fell to Princeton and defeated Cornell in overtime.

Harvard to Face Princeton Sunday in Ivy League Championship Decider

“We’d like to say it's just not a game. Obviously that’s not the case, it's a big game,” remarked Harvard field hockey head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden ahead of the highly anticipated Harvard-Princeton match this Sunday in Princeton, N.J.

Horton Hears a Who

Sophomore midfielder Siena Horton hustles in a match against the University of Delaware on October 16. The Crimson defeated the Blue Hens 2-1.


Senior captain Olivia Hoover goes head-to-head with Delaware midfielder Ashlyn Carr. The Crimson has achieved an 11-3 record so far this season.

No. 15 Harvard Field Hockey Eyes Ivy Championship, NCAA Postseason

With only five games left in the regular season, No. 15 Harvard field hockey is making moves towards another Ivy League championship and NCAA tournament run. The Crimson has toppled two of their Ivy League rivals thus far, Penn and Yale, leaving three schools to go over the next few weeks.

Donahue Drives

Junior midfielder Avery Donahue drives down the field against the University of Delaware on Sunday. The Crimson defeated Dartmouth 3-2 two days prior.

Huddle Up

Harvard field hockey faces off against the University of New Hampshire on Oct. 3, 2021. This week, the Crimson is seeing Ivy League play against the University of Pennsylvania on Friday, Sept. 30.

No. 15 Field Hockey Builds Vigor After Five Game Winning Streak

With eight games down and six wins under its belt, No. 15 Harvard field hockey is off to a rocketing start this season. The first four games were against ranked opponents: Miami University (Ohio), University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, and American University, and the team has since opened Ivy play.

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