Coming to Wesleyan from her hometown of Rowayton, Conn., in the fall of 1977, Barbara Martin Herzlich ’81 starred in three sports for the Cardinals. Beginning with field hockey, she earned four varsity letters while becoming the team’s all–time leading scorer for goals (52), assists (22), and points (126). She captained the team for two years, including the program’s only undefeated season in 1980 when the Cardinals posted an 8–0–3 mark. Over her final three seasons, Wesleyan had an unprecedented record of 28–3–4, a .811 winning percentage. She registered six hat tricks during her career. Her seasonal figures of 18 goals, nine assists, and 45 points, all recorded in 1979, were team records at the time. She went on to play in regional and national collegiate tournaments as a junior and senior.
Herzlich also excelled in women’s lacrosse. She lettered three times and again made regional and national all–star teams. Collecting 108 points over four years with 74 goals and 34 assists, all representing team records upon her graduation, she held seasonal marks for points (47), goals (29), and assists (20) as well. In addition, she spent two seasons on the women’s squash team during the winter, making her a rare three–sport varsity letterwinner during her junior year (1979?80) when she played number one on the squad. She participated in two national individual tournaments (1978, 1980).
After Wesleyan, Herzlich used her athletics background to launch an illustrious career in athletic administration and coaching at the Middlesex School in Concord, Mass., Mary Institute in St. Louis, Mo., and Eastern College in Pennsylvania.