Harvard Crimson men's soccer
|Head coach||Pieter Lehrer (5th season)|
Jordan Field |
Crimson, White, and Black|
|Pre-tournament ISFA/ISFL championships|
|1913, 1914, 1926, 1930|
|NCAA Tournament College Cup|
|1969, 1971, 1986, 1987|
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals|
|1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1984, 1986, 1987|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 16|
|1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1984, 1986, 1987, 2009|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009|
|Conference Regular Season championships|
|1955, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1969, 1970, 1987, 1994, 1996, 2006, 2009|
The Crimson fielded their first varsity team in 1905, making the team one of the oldest college soccer programs in the United States, and one of the oldest continuously operating soccer programs in the United States. Most of the Crimson's success came in the mid-1910s, where they won two ISFL championships (the college soccer predecessor to the NCAA), and again in the late 1920s to the early 1930s. Several professional soccer players, including Shep Messing, Andre Akpan, Michael Fucito and John Catliff played for the Crimson, as well as several notable professionals outside of the soccer world. This includes Theodore Roosevelt III, Daniel Needham and John Johansen.
Since their 1930 ISFL title, the Crimson have failed to win a national title, although in the late 1960s and early 1970s the Crimson reached the College Cup twice, a feat they would accomplish once more in the mid to late-1980s. Their most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship came in 2009, when the Crimson reached the round of 16.
In November 2016, the team were suspended by the university after the student newspaper The Harvard Crimson published an article which indicated that team members had shared a yearly document in which they ranked new members of Harvard Crimson women's soccer team by their sex appeal and described them using sexually explicit terms. The suspension meant that they could no longer participate in any further games in the 2016 Ivy League men's soccer season (which they had been leading at the time of the suspension) or the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Yale – Harvard athletics have a longstanding rivalry with Yale across all sports, and it also translates to the men's soccer programs. Both programs have faced each other on an annual basis since 1907. The Crimson lead the series against the Bulldogs 53-38-12.
|1913||Charles Burgess||Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association||9–6–3|
|1914||Charles Burgess||Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association||6–1–2|
|1926||Thomas B. White||Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association||4–2–2|
|1930||John F. Carr||Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association||8–1–0|
|Season||Conference||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|1955||Ivy||J. Bruce Munro||10–2–0||5–1–0|
|1958||Ivy||J. Bruce Munro||10–2–1||5–1–1|
|1959||Ivy||J. Bruce Munro||9–1–3||5–1–0|
|1961||Ivy||J. Bruce Munro||8–2–1||5–1–1|
|1962||Ivy||J. Bruce Munro||6–5–0||5–2–0|
|1963||Ivy||J. Bruce Munro||8–2–0||6–0–0|
|1969||Ivy||J. Bruce Munro||14–1–0||7–0–0|
|1970||Ivy||J. Bruce Munro||12–1–0||7–0–0|
|2006||Ivy||John Kerr Jr.||14–5–1||6–0–1|
First Team All-Americans
Harvard has fielded 38 first-team All-Americans. Several players including Andre Akpan, John Catliff and Will Kohler had professional careers following college. Other notable All-Americans include John Johansen, who was part of the Harvard Five and Daniel Needham, who was a future politician and commanding general for the 26th Infantry Division.
|Elwyn Barron||DF||1910, 1912|
|Harry Byng||FW||1911, 1912|
|Walter Weld||FW||1913, 1914, 1915|
|J. Coleman Jennings||FW||1914|
|Solomon Gomez||FW||1969, 1970|
|Chris Wilmot||DF||1969, 1970|
|Andre Akpan||FW||2008, 2009|
Second Team All-Americans
Harvard has fielded 16-second-team All-Americans.
|C. M. Browne||GK||1911|
|Theodore Roosevelt III||MF||1934|
|Mike Fucito||FW||2007, 2008|
Third Team All-Americans
Harvard has fielded three third-team All-Americans.
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- "Will Command 51st Artillery". The Boston Daily Globe. November 18, 1930.
- "Needham Heads 26th Division". The Boston Daily Globe. November 17, 1934.
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