Harvard Crimson men's soccer

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Harvard Crimson soccer
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Founded1905;117 years ago (1905)
University Harvard University
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Stadium Jordan Field
NicknameCrimson
ColorsCrimson, white, and black [1]
     
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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 Harvard Crimson men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of Harvard University. The team is a member of the Ivy League of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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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, Ross Friedman, 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. Also, in both 1986 and 1987 the Crimson reached the NCAA Division I Final Four. Their most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship came in 2009, when the Crimson reached the round of 16.

From 2013 through 2019, the Crimson were coached by Pieter Lehrer, a former assistant coach for the California Golden Bears men's soccer program. In 2014, Ross Friedman attained two all-time Harvard records with 12 season assists and 17 career assists, also ranking 6th in the NCAA in assists and 5th in assists per game. [2]

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. [3] [4] [5]

Roster

As of November 14, 2022 [6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
0 GK Flag of the United States.svg  USA David Paquette
1 GK Flag of the United States.svg  USA Gianluca Trofa
2 DF Flag of Iceland.svg  ISL Kristján Gunnarsson
3 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG James Fahmy
4 DF Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  CAN Nik White
5 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Jan Riecke
6 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Sam Bjarnason
7 FW Flag of the United States.svg  USA Nico Garcia-Morillo
8 MF Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Marko Isakovic
9 FW Flag of Costa Rica.svg  CRC Ale Gutierrez
10 FW Flag of France.svg  FRA Alessandro Arlotti
11 FW Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Martin Vician
12 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Garen Lewis
13 FW Flag of the United States.svg  USA Duncan Sutherland
14 MF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Juho Ojanen
No.Pos.NationPlayer
15 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Harry Moore
16 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Sam Pratt
17 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Marcos Ojea Quintana
18 MF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Matus Vician
19 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Nicholas Nyquist
20 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Zachary Sardi-Santos
21 MF Flag of New Zealand.svg  NZL Willem Ebbinge
23 MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kaoru Fujiwara
24 MF Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  CAN Loic Tagne
25 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Ludovico Rollo
26 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Ethan Veghte
28 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Edwin Dominguez
88 GK Flag of the United States.svg  USA Lucian Wood
99 GK Flag of Sweden.svg  SWE Oskar Nilsson
00 GK Flag of the United States.svg  USA Cullen MacNeil

Rivalries

Team honors

National championships

SeasonCoachSelectorsRecord
1913Charles Burgess Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association 9–6–3
1914Charles BurgessIntercollegiate Soccer Football Association6–1–2
1926Thomas B. WhiteIntercollegiate Soccer Football Association4–2–2
1930John F. CarrIntercollegiate Soccer Football Association8–1–0

Conference championships

Harvard has won 13 Ivy League championships. [12] The Ivy League began sponsoring men's varsity soccer in 1955. Prior to 1955, Harvard competed as an Independent. [13]

SeasonConferenceCoachOverall RecordConference Record
1955 Ivy J. Bruce Munro10–2–05–1–0
1958IvyJ. Bruce Munro10–2–15–1–1
1959IvyJ. Bruce Munro9–1–35–1–0
1961IvyJ. Bruce Munro8–2–15–1–1
1962IvyJ. Bruce Munro6–5–05–2–0
1963IvyJ. Bruce Munro8–2–06–0–0
1969IvyJ. Bruce Munro14–1–07–0–0
1970IvyJ. Bruce Munro12–1–07–0–0
1987Ivy Mike Getman 14–1–36–0–1
1994IvyStephen Locker5–9–25–1–1
1996IvyStephen Locker16–2–06–1–0
2006Ivy John Kerr Jr. 14–5–16–0–1
2009Ivy Jamie Clark 14–4–15–1–1

Individual honors

First Team All-Americans

Harvard has fielded 38 first-team All-Americans. [14] Several players including Andre Akpan, John Catliff and Will Kohler had professional careers following college. [15] [16] Other notable All-Americans include John Johansen, who was part of the Harvard Five [17] and Daniel Needham, who was a future politician and commanding general for the 26th Infantry Division. [18] [19] [20]

Second Team All-Americans

Harvard has fielded 16-second-team All-Americans.

Third Team All-Americans

Harvard has fielded three third-team All-Americans.

PlayerPositionYear
Tony MarksDF1966
Nick HotchkinFW1987
Kevin Ara FW2002

Kit history

First kits

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Second kits

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Notable alumni

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