CAMBRIDGE, Mass – Following a successful fall season, Harvard women's soccer announced its annual team awards.
The Leslie Gray Poole '83 Memorial Award, presented annually to the most improved player, was given to sophomore Jordan Di Verniero. Di Verniero started in 15 of 16 games at right back for the Crimson, registering three goals and one assist for seven points and helped Harvard to eight shutouts – two shy of tying the program record.
Senior captain Meg Tveit and sophomore Sophie Hirst were presented with the Seamus Malin '62 Award. The award is given to the player(s) who have, through the love of the game and commitment to the University, demonstrated the values show by Seamus Malin '62 in his long and continuing association with the University and the game. A team captain, Tveit appeared in nine games and helped anchor a defense that recorded eight shutouts. Hirst, an All-Ivy second team selection and two-time Ivy Player of the Week selection, registered a career year tallying five goals and five assists for 15 points.
In addition to receiving the Seamus Malin '62 Award, Tveit also was presented the Meg Berte Owen '94 Memorial Award. The award is given annually to the soccer player that best exemplifies Meg's leadership, work ethic, passion, courage, and sheer determination both on and off the playing field. Tveit was actively involved in the Harvard community as a SAAC representative, a peer advising fellow, dorm crew captain, recreation cycling instructor and peer pre-health liaison.