Soccer — Men
Although lacking a medal in the event, the Ivy League has sent two soccer players to the Olympics. The League’s first Olympian came in 1972, in the form of charismatic Harvard goalie Shep Messing. A two-time All-American in Cambridge, Messing went on to fame suiting up for the star-studded New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League (NASL), where he played alongside soccer great Pele. He more recently served on the board of NYC ’12, New York City’s bid to bring the Olympics to the Big Apple, and will serve as an analyst for NBC’s coverage of soccer in Beijing.
|John Catliff (Harvard ’86)||Canada||1984|
|Craig Henderson (Dartmouth ’08)||New Zealand||2008|
|Shep Messing (Harvard ’72)||United States||1972|
• Gold Medal (also indicated by bold name)
• Silver Medal
• Bronze Medal