The 2016 season for the Harvard’s mens soccer team came to an abrupt halt this week after school officials came across a scouting report or rating system that involved members of the women’s soccer team at the school. As you can probably already guess, these scouting reports had nothing to do with the sport itself.


The school newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, reported that the 2012 mens team had a document with names and descriptions of players on the women’s team that included nicknames, a numerical rating system of how attractive they were and what sexual positions would be good to use.

As it turns out, the issue was not only limited to the 2012 team. “I was deeply distressed to learn that the appalling actions of the 2012 men’s soccer team were not isolated to one year or the actions of a few individuals,” Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust said in a statement.

The school reviewed the issue and determined that the same nonsense has actually been happening every year, including this one. Despite Harvard being ranked #1 in the Ivy league, the school pulled the plug on the rest of the year.

“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 Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise in an email to Harvard student-athletes, according to The Crimson. “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.”

Faust said cancelling the season “reflects Harvard’s view that both the team’s behavior and the failure to be forthcoming when initially questioned are completely unacceptable, have no place at Harvard, and run counter to the mutual respect that is a core value of our community.”

The rest of the women’s season will continue on as normal, although members of the team will likely forever look different upon their male counterparts.

H/t Complex