Elizabeth Jacobson

Jacobson joined the Harvard field hockey coaching staff as a volunteer for the 2016 season. She was elevated to assistant coach in the winter of 2017.

In 2018, Jacobson helped guide Harvard to a record setting season as Harvard finished the year at 17-2 (7-0 Ivy League), recording its best season in program history. The Harvard coaching staff was named NFCHA Northeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year as the Crimson won its fifth Ivy League title, and earned its sixth NCAA Tournament bid, reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time ever with a 6-1 win over No. 9 Penn State in the first round. Harvard set a school marks for wins (17) and wins in a row (14), and had the highest national ranking (No. 6) since the program's inception in 1974. Head coach Tjerk van Herwaarden was named Ivy League Coach of the Year, while junior Bente van Vlijmen earned Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors. First-year goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo earned Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors. Nine individuals earned All-Ivy League honors with a conference-best five players on the All-Ivy First Team.

In her first season on the sideline as a coach, the Crimson matched the program record with 12 wins and posted its first unbeaten Ivy League record on its way to winning the conference title and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.