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Junior goaltender Steve Kidder, whose crucial saves helped carry the Crimson to the NCAA quarterfinals, was elected captain of the 1974 Harvard soccer team yesterday, Kidder, the second straight defensive captain, succeeds fullback Rick Scott.
The election of Kidder, on a day further highlighted by the announcement of All-Ivy selections, was perhaps most predictable. Despite dire pre-season predictions about suspect Crimson defense and goaltending, he recorded six shutout performances and posted an impressive 1.23 goals against average. Kidder played a particularly vital role in Harvard's 3-2 double overtime victory over Brown for the New England regionals, stopping a supposedly unstoppable penalty shot. Inexplicably, he was passed over in the All-Ivy voting.
Several of his teammates, however, did make the All-Ivy teams. Forwards Chris Papagianis and Bent Hinze, who sparked the Crimson offense to a league-tying 31 goals, made the first team along with Scott.
Papagianis, in repeating as a first-team All-Ivy pick, shattered the Ivy scoring record in the process. His 21 points demolished the former record of 13 held by teammate Felix Adedeji, Adedeji, a first-team performer last year, was handicapped considerably by back problems this season, but still managed to make the second-team.
Despite a series of minor leg injuries, sophomore Hinze played perhaps the most important role in Harvard's 10-2-1 season. A superb dribbler and passer, he was the key to the Crimson offense and his nine assists led the Ivy League. Hinze, however, may not return to Harvard next year from his native Norway.
Scott, who along with Papagianis was earlier named to the New England All-Star, All-New England, and the East-West All-Star squads, capped off a fine three-year varsity career with his All-Ivy selection. The fullback spearheaded a re-aligned "diagonal" four-man defense, and his play in front on corner kicks was instrumental in Harvard's playoff success.
In a year in which the first 11 starters were forced by a lack of depth to play almost all of the time, the subs usually ended up with little recognition. But Bob Adams, who received the Lou Williams Award at last night's informal awards banquet, should be an exception. Adams moved up from J.V. the year to play halfback with the third-ranked booters.
Two other unsung members of the team were honored yesterday as well. Senior halfback Bahman Mossavar-Rahmani and junior fullback Brian Fearnett both made All-Ivy honorable mention after receiving votes in the balloting.
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