10 Bente van Vlijmen
10 - Bente van Vlijmen
Year: Senior
Hometown: Zeist, The Netherlands
High School: Christelijk Lyceum Zeist
Position: Midfield
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Quincy

Career Highs:
Goals: 4 (vs. Dartmouth, 11/2/19)
Assists: 2 (3x, most recent: vs. Penn, 10/5/19)
Points: 8 (vs. Dartmouth, 11/2/19)

Senior • 2019
2019 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I First Team All-American…The first four-time All-American in the history of Harvard field hockey, and just the second to earn First Team honors, joining Jen Ahn '04 (2003)…Harvard's first NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the Year… A senior captain, she capped off her four-year career with another fantastic year, finishing the 2019 season with 32 points (13 goals, six assists) and placing second in the Ivy League in scoring…The Ivy League Player of the Year and a unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection…A two-time Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honoree…Reached 45 goals, and 104 points over 69 games played for the Crimson, moving into sole possession of second place on Harvard's all-time goals and points list…Recorded three multiple-goal games…Became the sixth player in program history to record four goals in a game and the first since Francie Walton '94, scoring four in a 7-1 win over Dartmouth (Nov. 2). 

Junior • 2018
Longstreth/NFHCA Third Team All-American…Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Year… Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team…Unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection…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, almost twice as much as the next highest number on the team…Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3 after notching five goals combined in wins against UNH and Holy Cross… Scored the opening goal and notched two assists in Harvard’s 6-0 win over Yale…Scored a goal in Harvard’s first ever NCAA Tournament victory, a 6-1 win over No. 9 Penn State. 

Sophomore • 2017 
Finished season with career best 24 points (11 goals, two assists)...Longstreth/NFHCA All-America second team...All-ECAC First Team...Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region First Team...All-Ivy League First Team...Ivy League Honor Roll (Sept. 4)...NFHCA National Academic Squad… Started every game … Kicked the season off with back-to-back games with goals against UC Davis (Sep. 1) and No. 25 Pacific (Sep. 2) … Tallied two goals against Northeastern (Sep. 15) and Lafayette (Sep. 24) … Added a goal and assist against Holy Cross (Sep. 27) … Another goal against Penn (Sep. 30) … Had a streak of four games with a goal with her goal against Brown (Oct. 6) … Scored a goal on eight shots against Dartmouth (Oct. 28) … Finished the season on a high note adding a goal against Columbia (Nov. 5).

Freshman • 2016
Ivy League Rookie of the Year and All-Ivy first team selection … Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region first team and All-America second team … Led all Ivy League rookies with eight goals and 16 points … Those marks were second-highest on the Crimson … Ivy League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 31)... Played in 16 games, making 13 starts … First two collegiate goals came in 2-0 win over Yale (Sep. 23) … Scored in win over No. 19 Maine (Sep. 25) … Had the lone goal in 1-0 win over No. 13 Boston University (Sep. 29) … Recorded first career hat trick at Dartmouth (Oct. 29) … Potted one goal in season-ending win over Columbia (Nov. 5).  

Before Harvard
Was a midfielder and striker on the field hockey team at Christelijk Lyceum Ziest from 2010-2016 … Also played for the Schaerweijde Zeist field hockey club team from 2005-2016, serving as a team captain … Played on the 18 and older team from 2014-2016 … Finished third in 2012 at the BDO National Individual competition … Won the Valkenswaard Tournament Individual Shootout competition in 2013 … First place at the Valkentoernooi Team Tournament … MOP of the Team Tournament in 2012 … Ranked third in the Highest National Division Rankings … Volunteer intern at Neonatal Ward at St. Thomas Hospital in London in December 2014 … National Rounds and Finals of BBC Speaking Awards … Junior College Utrecht: Extracurricular academics and research in science from 2014-2016 … European Youth Parliament Debating Society (2013-14) … International Baccalaureate, Higher Level A1 (2010-2016).

Recent Games
Oct 15 UMass Lowell W, 4-0
Oct 19 at Cornell W, 2-0
Oct 26 No. 9 Princeton L, 3-2
Oct 30 Boston University W, 4-1
Nov 2 Dartmouth W, 7-1
Nov 9 at Columbia W, 2-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 17 7
Games started 17 7
Goals 13 9
Assists 6 3
Points 32 21
Shots 73 27
Shot Pct .178 .333
Game-winning goals 3 3
Defensive saves 0 0
Penalty strokes 0-0 0-0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct gw ds ps-att
Sep 6 at No. 22 Albany W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 7 .000 0 0 0-0
Sep 8 at No. 4 Connecticut L, 3-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0-0
Sep 12 No. 18 Stanford L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 5 .000 0 0 0-0
Sep 16 at Massachusetts W, 3-2 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0-0
Sep 22 Maine W, 4-1 1 2 0 4 5 .400 0 0 0-0
Sep 28 at Yale W, 2-1 1 1 0 2 3 .333 1 0 0-0
Sep 29 New Hampshire W, 5-0 1 1 1 3 7 .143 0 0 0-0
Oct 5 Penn W, 6-2 1 1 2 4 3 .333 1 0 0-0
Oct 6 No. 13 Liberty W, 2-1 1 1 0 2 6 .167 0 0 0-0
Oct 10 at No. 17 Boston College L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0-0
Oct 13 Brown W, 9-1 1 1 0 2 5 .200 0 0 0-0
Oct 15 UMass Lowell W, 4-0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0 0 0-0
Oct 19 at Cornell W, 2-0 1 0 1 1 3 .000 0 0 0-0
Oct 26 No. 9 Princeton L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0-0
Oct 30 Boston University W, 4-1 1 0 1 1 4 .000 0 0 0-0
Nov 2 Dartmouth W, 7-1 1 4 0 8 7 .571 0 0 0-0
Nov 9 at Columbia W, 2-1 1 2 0 4 3 .667 1 0 0-0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2016-17 16 14 .50 .00 1.00 2.56 .195 1.63 .634
2017-18 17 17 .65 .12 1.41 4.94 .131 2.53 .512
2018-19 19 19 .68 .32 1.68 4.11 .167 2.58 .628
2019-20 17 17 .76 .35 1.88 4.29 .178 2.35 .548
Total 69 67 .65 .20 1.51 4.00 .163 2.29 .572
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% gw ds ps-att
2016-17 16 14 8 0 16 41 .195 26 .634 3 1 0-0
2017-18 17 17 11 2 24 84 .131 43 .512 0 0 0-0
2018-19 19 19 13 6 32 78 .167 49 .628 3 0 0-0
2019-20 17 17 13 6 32 73 .178 40 .548 3 0 0-0
Total 69 67 45 14 104 276 .163 158 .572 9 1 0-0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 17 17 .76 .35 1.88 4.29 .178 2.35 .548
Conference 7 7 1.29 .43 3.00 3.86 .333 2.14 .556
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 10 1.00 .40 2.40 4.90 .204 2.60 .531
Away 7 7 .43 .29 1.14 3.43 .125 2.00 .583
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 13 13 1.00 .46 2.46 4.62 .217 2.62 .567
Losses 4 4 .00 .00 .00 3.25 .000 1.50 .462
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September 7 7 .57 .29 1.43 4.71 .121 3.00 .636
October 8 8 .38 .50 1.25 3.75 .100 1.38 .367
November 2 2 3.00 .00 6.00 5.00 .600 4.00 .800
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% gw ds ps-att
Total 17 17 13 6 32 73 .178 40 .548 3 0 0-0
Conference 7 7 9 3 21 27 .333 15 .556 3 0 0-0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0
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Home 10 10 10 4 24 49 .204 26 .531 1 0 0-0
Away 7 7 3 2 8 24 .125 14 .583 2 0 0-0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0
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Wins 13 13 13 6 32 60 .217 34 .567 3 0 0-0
Losses 4 4 0 0 0 13 .000 6 .462 0 0 0-0
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September 7 7 4 2 10 33 .121 21 .636 1 0 0-0
October 8 8 3 4 10 30 .100 11 .367 1 0 0-0
November 2 2 6 0 12 10 .600 8 .800 1 0 0-0