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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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:
Penn State vs. No. 12 Northwestern Weekend Top 25 Schedule