Harvard women’s soccer captains revealed for 2021-22
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising Harvard women’s soccer seniors Sophie Hirst and Jillian Wachira have been elected team co-captains for the 2021-22 academic year. The duo follows in the footsteps of 2020-21 tri-captains Kimaya Cole, Maria DiMartinisand Cammie Dopke.
A midfielder/forward out of Seattle, Washington, Hirst is an all-Ivy League performer, who garnered second-team accolades in 2019, and has been a force since arriving on campus ahead of the 2018 campaign. In her two seasons, Hirst has 24 points to her credit on the strength of eight goals and eight assists, while seeing action in 27 career games (26 starts), including all 16 in 2019.
Wachira is set to join Hirst on the all-time captains list and will do so as a defender hailing from the Garden State. The Plainsboro, New Jersey native has been impactful since she stepped foot on campus, helping the Crimson to nine clean sheets in her 23 career games (15 starts). Wachira has also shown the ability to be dangerous on offense, logging the game-winner vs. Yale and recording an assist during the comeback victory at Brown in 2018.