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Ivy stars past and present
by Paul Kennedy, October 9th, 2009 8:45AM
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MEN'S NEWS ... The Ivy League, college soccer's oldest Division I conference and the only one that does not allow athletic scholarships, continues to thrive. Harvard and Dartmouth have been ranked in the top 10, while Brown is one of only three unbeaten teams in the country.

Started in 1955, Ivy League soccer has a rich tradition, having produced national team players and coaches, U.S. senators and Hollywood actors. Here's a look at the Ivy League past and present.

HARVARD (8-1-0). Past star: Chris Ohiri. The Nigerian, considered the greatest college player of the early 1960s, was struck down by leukemia at the age of 28. Present star: Andre Akpan is an early candidate for national player of the year honors with seven goals and five assists in nine games.

DARTMOUTH (6-2-1). Past star: Andrew Shue became a Hollywood actor and played for the 1996 Los Angeles Galaxy. Present star: Craig Henderson represented New Zealand at the Olympics and gained All-American honors in 2008.

BROWN (5-0-4). Past star: 2000 Ivy Player of the Year Cory Gibbs played for teams in Germany, the Netherlands and England  and is now with MLS's Colorado Rapids. Present star: Goalie Paul Grandstrand was the 2007 Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

CORNELL (4-3-2). Past star: 1972 All-Ivy goalie Bruce Arena went on to coach the University of Virginia, D.C. United and the U.S. national team at two World Cups. He now coaches the Galaxy. Present star: Matt Bouaree (two goals and five assists) leads the Big Red, who have rebounded from 1-15-0 season.

PENN (4-3-3). Past star: All-time leading scorer Steve Baumann (30 goals and 39 assists in 1971-73) was until May the president of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Present star: Sophomore Christian Barreiro leads Quakers with six goals and two assists.

YALE (3-4-2). Past star:  U.S. senator and 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry scored a hat trick against Harvard in 1965. Present star: Midfielder Jordan Raybould is a four-year starter.

PRINCETON (4-4-1). Past star: U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley was the Tigers' leading scorer in 1979. Present star: Midfielder Josh Walburn leads Tigers with six goals and three game-winning goals.

COLUMBIA (2-5-1). Past star: Englishman Barry Nix was the first four-time all-Ivy pick (1978-81)  Present star: Junior Bayo Adafin was the Lions' leading scorer in 2008 (seven goals) and again leads them with four goals this season.

* MEN'S TOP 25 ACTION:
Friday, Oct. 9
ACC: No. 7 Wake Forest vs. No. 3 North Carolina
ACC: No. 6 Duke vs. No. 25 N.C. State
Big East: No. 25 West Virginia vs. No. 13 Connecticut (TV: Fox Socer Channel, live, 8 pm ET)
Sunday, Oct. 11
Big Ten: No. 24 Penn State vs. No. 12 Northwestern

Weekend Top 25 Schedule



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