John Catliff, a senior forward who tallied 11 goals for the Harvard men's soccer team this fall, has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I First Team.
Catliff, who returned to action in 1986 after missing last fall with a knee injury, is the first Crimson booter since Chris Papagianis in 1972 to cop First Team All-America honors.
Catliff scored three goals in post-season action as Harvard advanced to the NCAA semifinals before losing to Duke, the eventual national champion, 3-1 in Durham, N.C.
Catliff--who closed his Crimson career with 34 goals and 15 assists--was also named First Team All-Ivy and First Team All-New England in 1986.
Division I All-America 1986 Men's Soccer Team:
Goal: Jeff Duback (Yale)
Backs: Paul Caligiuri (UCLA), Ben Okaroh (B.U.), Steve Trittshuh (Southern III.-Edwardsville)
Midfielders: John Harks (Virginia), Gary Furlong (Maryland), Mark Francis (SMU) Forwards: George Gelnovatch (Virginia), John Kerr (Duke), JOHN CATLIFF (HARVARD), Guy Furara (Phil. Textile)
Sophomore Quartet Brings Attack BackThe 1986 Harvard men's soccer team was known for its speed, attack and goal-scoring ability. The attacking skills of forward
Penalty Kick Pins Men BootersHANOVER, N.H.--A late penalty kick by Dartmouth freshman phenom Vladica Stanojevic gave the Big Green a 1-1 tie against the
Men Booters Brace for TerriersNatural grass. The real surface to play soccer on, at least in the eyes of the NCAA and the Harvard
Let All Old Seasons Be ForgotAs far as rookie Harvard men's soccer Coach Mike Getman is concerned, the Crimson's NCAA Final Four appearance last season
Guide to Crimson SuperstarsFor better or worse, sports is an unequal field of endeavor. There are poor players, mediocre players and good players.
Catliff's Four Goals No SurpriseWhen he left Harvard's Ohiri Field more than a year ago, he was just another All-Ivy Crimson soccer player. An