Baba Omosegbon and the Crimson open the 2011 season at home against Northeastern Sept. 4 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team will host nine home games and face six teams that reached last year's NCAA tournament during the upcoming 2011 campaign, the second under Carl Junot, the Virginia B. and James O. Welch '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer.
After visiting Vermont Sept. 18, Harvard will fly to California to take on Stanford Sept. 23, as well as 2010 NCAA tournament participant Santa Clara Sept. 25. The Crimson will return east to host Boston University Sept. 28, before opening its Ivy schedule on the road at archrival Yale Oct. 1.
Following a trip to Ithaca, N.Y., to play Cornell Oct. 8, the Crimson will visit Boston College, also a NCAA postseason team last fall, Oct. 11. Harvard will then enjoy a four-game homestand in the heart of its Ancient Eight schedule, beginning Brown Oct. 15. The Crimson will face Princeton Oct. 22, in the second and final game scheduled at Ohiri Field this season. Harvard will also host Dartmouth Oct. 29, before concluding the non-conference portion of its schedule at home against Colgate Nov. 1.
After traveling to New York to face Columbia Nov. 5, Harvard will face Penn in the regular-season finale Nov. 12.
While Harvard will host URI and Princeton at Ohiri Field, the Crimson's other seven home contests will be held at the Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium.
The Crimson, which reached the NCAA tournament four straight seasons from 2006-2009, finished 5-7-5 overall and 2-3-2 in conference play last fall. Harvard returns three All-Ivy League picks from last season, including rising juniors Scott Prozeller, a midfielder, and Brian Rogers, a forward, who earned all-conference second-team honors. Rising senior goalkeeper Austin Harms was tabbed Ivy League honorable mention. Prozeller and rising senior midfielder/defender Tim Linden will serve as co-captains for the upcoming season.