Harvard Cancels Men’s Soccer Games After Discovery Team Rated Female Athletes

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By Jillian Kay Melchior | 10:41 am, November 4, 2016

Harvard forfeited the rest of the 2016 men’s soccer games after learning that male players had created vulgar “scouting reports” to rate female athletes.

The Harvard Crimson reported last week that the 2012 men’s soccer team had created a nine-page report — which included photographs of women, numerical ratings for them, and speculation about preferred sexual positions — and posted it on the team’s Google Group, where it was publicly accessible.

The 2012 report suggested one female athlete probably preferred missionary-position sex because she “seems relatively simple and probably inexperienced sexually,” the Harvard Crimson reported; another athlete was nicknamed “Gumbi” and assigned a 6 rating because “her gum to tooth ratio is about 1 to 1,” while the scouting report noted another woman “was both the hottest and the most STD ridden.”

The Harvard Crimson report prompted a review by the university’s Office of the General Counsel, which found that men’s soccer team had continued creating such reports, including in 2016.

“As a direct result of what Harvard Athletics has learned, we have decided to cancel the remainder of the 2016 men’s soccer season,” wrote the athletics director in an email to Harvard athletes. “The team will forfeit its remaining games and will decline any opportunity to achieve an Ivy League championship or to participate in the NCAA Tournament this year.”