2018 Harvard Softball Season Recap:
Ivy League Championship, All-Ivy Recognition and All-Region Team
Harvard softball finished the 2018 with a 24-16 record and captured its seventh Ivy League title after sweeping the championship series. The Crimson also claimed Ivy League Pitcher of the Year and had seven players earn All-Ivy recognition. Rounding out a great season, four members of the team were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Northeast All-Region team.  
CoSID Academic All-District Team
Harvard softball had two team members named to the 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District team. Academic All-America Awards require players to maintain a GPA of 3.30 or higher to be nominated. The two Crimson payers were part of 11 recognized in District I, comprised of New England softball programs. Harvard was the only Ivy League institution to land players on the All-District team.

Jenny Allard

Head Softball Coach at Harvard University


Jenny Allard, the Ivy League’s longest-tenured coach and one of its most successful, enters her 23rd season as head coach of the Harvard softball program in 2016. Allard owns a 565-417-3 overall record, including a 268-100-1 Ivy League mark.


Team and individual success have gone hand in hand during Allard’s tenure. All six of Harvard’s Ivy League titles, each of its six 30-win seasons and its five NCAA Championship berths have come under the watch of Allard, who has lead Harvard softball for half of the program’s existence.


Allard’s teams have produced 59 first-team, 58 second-team and 33 honorable mention All-Ivy selections, as well as six Ivy League Players of the Year, six Ivy Pitchers of the Year and four Ivy Rookies of the Year.




Lacy Wood

Assistant Coach at Harvard University

Head softball coach Jenny Allard announced the hiring of Lacy Wood as her top assistant in August of 2015.


“I am excited to welcome Lacy to our coaching staff and the athletic department,” said Allard. “Her competitive fire and extensive coaching experience will help us continue the tradition of excellence in our program. She will be an effective coach and mentor to our student-athletes.”


Wood made an immediate impact on the Crimson, helping the team to the best Ivy League record, 16-4, earning it the North Division title. Harvard’s pitching and defense also excelled, highlighted by Morgan Groom earning Ivy League Pitcher of the Year honors and the Crimson leading the conference in fielding percentage.


Wood came to Harvard after a three-year stint as an assistant at Eastern Kentucky. In each of her three seasons on staff with the Colonels, the team ERA dropped and the team fielding percentage rose. A total of nine players garnered All-Ohio Valley Conference honors, with two also picking up all-region honors. Administratively, Wood was responsible for organizing practices, team travel, running camps and recruiting at EKU.




Jenny Rohn

Assistant Coach at Harvard University

Jennifer Rohn returns to Harvard as an assistant coach after serving as a graduate assistant at the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2016-17, head coach Jenny Allard announced in June 2017.


“I am thrilled to welcome Jenny back to the coaching staff,” Allard said. “She had a positive impact on the players and program during the short time she was a volunteer assistant and we are looking forward to having her back on staff in a full time role.”


A native of Rochester Hills, Mich., Rohn previously served as a volunteer assistant at Harvard during the 2016 season, helping guide the Crimson to a 29-17 record, including a 16-4 mark in Ivy League play capped off by a North Division Championship. Rohn was primarily responsible for coaching the outfielders and hitters.


Rohn continues to pursue a Master of Science in psychology at ULM with an expected graduation this upcoming December. While at ULM, Rohn helped guide the Warhawks to one of its best seasons (32-30), the second team in program history to reach the 30-win mark. Prior to joining the ULM staff, Rohn returned to her home state of Michigan, leading Birmingham Groves High School to a District Championship as head coach. Rohn was named MHSAA 2016 Division 1 District Coach of the Year.


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