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NCAA May 24, 2021

Harvard women’s soccer announces nationally ranked incoming class

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Chris Hamblin, The Branca Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Soccer, has announced the program’s nationally ranked Class of 2025, which is set to arrive on campus for the 2021-22 academic year.

Joining the 13-time Ivy League champions are: Aslaug Gunnlaugsdottir (M/D), who will wear jersey No. 2, Sydney Farnham (#3, D), Jade Rose (#5, D), Josefine Hasbo (#7, M), Nicola Golen (#15, F/M) and Hildur Hakonardottir (#23, D/M).

“We are really looking forward to welcoming this unique incoming class to the Harvard Women’s Soccer family,” Hamblin said. “The collective national team, UEFA Champions League and club experiences shared amongst the group provides an incredible foundation for this class as they join our program. In this talented class are exceptional young women who also excel in the classroom. We can’t wait to see what they bring to the Harvard community as they begin their journey in Cambridge. I would like to thank Mike, Mark, Emma and Lauren for their hard work to bring this class to fruition.

“In addition to the talented 2021 recruits, we will also get to see our 2020 class in Harvard uniforms for the first time this fall. The incoming classes will join a talented and experienced group of returners. We cannot wait for August when we will be able to get the group together and begin our hunt for the 2021 Ivy League title.”

The aforementioned 2020 class was rated the fifth-best in the country last May by TopDrawerSoccer.com and represented the highest ranking in both program and Ivy League history.

When the team reports to camp ahead of the 2021 campaign, the Crimson will look to build off its 2019 effort when it posted a 12-3-1 mark, which included eight shutouts. The 12 victories, meanwhile, matched the program’s most since the ’13 season.

Harvard Women’s Soccer Class of 2025: 

#2 Aslaug Gunnlaugsdottir | M/D | Egilsstadir, Iceland | Menntaskolinn I Kopavogi
Iceland Senior Women’s National Team…. Made her Full National Team debut in June 2019 against Finland… Iceland National Team starter at the U16, U17, U19 age groups… 2019 Iceland Young Footballer of the Year… Plays for Breidablik in the Iceland Women’s Premier League… Icelandic Premier League Champions in 2020 and 2018… Icelandic Super Cup Champions in 2019… Icelandic League Cup Champions 2019… Selected to the 2019 Icelandic Premier League Team of the Year… Competed in UEFA Champions League Round of 16 in 2019, before losing to PSG… Qualified for the 2021 UEFA Champions League tournament.

#3 Sydney Farnham | D | Haddonfield, N.J. | Haddon Township High School
Competed for the PDA Soccer Club… Team captain… 2021 South Jersey Scholar Athlete of the Year… 2018 NPL National Champion… Two-time New Jersey State Champion… Two-time NPL Regional Champions… All-state soccer selection… Two-time basketball team defensive MVP… 2019 and 2020 high school soccer and basketball team captain…. President of the National Honor Society.

#5 Jade Rose | D | Markham, Ont. | Bill Crothers Secondary School
Canada Senior Women’s National Team… 2021 SheBelieves Cup… Made her full team debut in a 1-0 win over Argentina… Started matches vs Brazil and Argentina… Invited to her first Full National Team camp in May 2019… 2020 Canadian Youth Player of the Year… Captain of the U20 Canadian National Team… Participated in the U20 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers… U17 Canadian National Team… U17 FIFA World Cup Semifinalist… Helped Canada to their historic World Cup finish… U15 Canadian National Team captain… CONCACAF U15 Championships… Ontario REX Program… 2016-21 Academic Honor Roll.

#7 Josefine Hasbo | M | Runstad Kyst, Denmark | Rungsted Gymnasium  
Denmark Senior Women’s National Team… One of the youngest players ever selected to the full Danish National Team… Made her full team debut in a 2-1 win over Sweden… Danish National Team U17-U23… Captain of both U17 and U19 Danish National Teams… Finalist for Danish Female Footballer of the Year… Competed for BRØNDBY club team in the highest women’s league in Denmark… UEFA Champions League 1/8 finalist in ’20-21 and ’19-20… Started both matches against Lyon in the CL 1/8 finals ’20-21… Scored a goal in the Champions League round of 16 vs Valeranga… Woman of the match vs Glasgow in the 19/20 Champions league 1/8 final…. Named to Gjensidige’s Team of the Year ’19-20… Cup Finalist ’20-21… Danish Champions in Gjensidige League 2019… Top 10 goal scorer of Gjensidige Women’s League 2019.

#15 Nicola Golen | F/M | Toronto, Ont. | Bishop Allen Academy
Canadian U17 National Team… Member of the Canadian National Team program since 2017… Ontario Rex Program… Team Ontario 2017-19… Played for the North Toronto Nitros… U15 and U17 Ontario Cup Winners… 2017-21 Academic Honor Roll… Played piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

#23 Hildur Hakonardottir | D/M | Reykjavik, Iceland | Fjolbrautaskolinn i Gardabae
Iceland Senior Women’s National Team… Invited to her first Full National Team camp in Feb. 2021… Iceland National Team starter at the U16, U17, U19 age groups… Plays for Breidablik in the Iceland Women’s Premier League… Icelandic Premier League Champions in 2020 and 2018… Icelandic Super Cup Champions in 2019… Icelandic League Cup Champions 2019… Competed in UEFA Champions League Round of 16 in 2019 before losing to PSG… Qualified for the 2021 UEFA Champions League tournament.

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