1905–06 Haverford Fords men's soccer team

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1905–06 Haverford Fords men's soccer
Haverford Fords H logo.png
Conference Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association
1905–06 record 5–6–1 (3–0–1 ISFA)
Head coach Wilfred P. Mustard (5th season)
Home stadium Walton Field

The 1905–06 Haverford Fords men's soccer team represented Haverford College during the 1905–06 IAFL season, and the 1905–06 ACCL season. It was the Fords fifth season of existence. The Fords entered the season as the defending ISFA National Champions and successfully defended their title.[1][2][3]

Despite a losing record across all matches, Haverford accumulated a 3–0–1 record in the ISFA Tournament which guaranteed the Fords their national title.


  • Dickson, Aubrey
  • Morris, Charles
  • Morris, Harold
  • Pearson, Henry
  • Pearson, Ralph
  • Priestman, A.G.
  • Tatnall, A. G.


The following players played on Haverford's roster during the 1905–06 season.[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
United States Carroll Brown (Freshman)
United States Paul Brown (Junior)
United States Cecil Drinker (Freshman)
United States Francis Godley (Freshman)
United States Robert Lowry (Sophomore)
United States Henry Pleasants, Jr. (Senior)
No. Position Player
United States David Philips (Freshman)
United States David Reid (Senior)
United States William Rossmaessler (Junior)
United States Raphael Shortlidge (Freshman)
United States Reynold Spaeth (Sophomore)
United States Sigmund Spaeth (Senior)
United States Walter Young (Freshman)


Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
ACCL matches
at Germantown L 1–3  0–1–0
Germantown Soccer Field
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia & Reading AA L 1–5  0–2–0
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
Belmont CC L 2–3  0–3–0
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
Philadelphia & Reading AA L 1–4  0–4–0
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
Philadelphia CC W 3–2  1–4–0
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
Merion CC L 0–2  1–5–0
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
Germantown W 6–2  2–5–0
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
at Merion CC L 1–2  2–6–0
MCC Pitch
Haverford, PA
ISFA matches
at Penn W 2–1  3–6–0
Franklin Field
Philadelphia, PA
Harvard W 1–0  4–6–0
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
at Columbia T 1–1  4–6–1
Metropolitan Oval
New York City, NY
at Cornell W 3–1  5–6–1
Cornell Field
Ithaca, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from United Soccer Coaches.


Top goalscorers[edit]

Haverford junior, Sigmund Spaeth, lead the Fords with eight goals throughout the season.[5]

Rank Player Class Goals
1 Sigmund Spaeth Junior 8
2 William Rossmaessler Senior 5
3 Henry Pleasants Junior 2
Smith Junior
David Reid Junior
6 Carroll Brown Freshman 1
Harold Evans Sophomore
Robert Lowry Junior


  1. ^ Westcott, Rich (2001). "Sports Play a Major Role in City Life - Haverford Pioneers Soccer". A Century of Philadelphia Sports. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. pp. 7–10. ISBN 9781566398619. 
  2. ^ Wangerin, David (2006). Soccer in a Football World: A Story of America's Forgotten Game (1st ed.). London: WSC Books via Temple University Press. pp. 23–24. ISBN 9781592138852. 
  3. ^ Smith, Melvin (August 17, 2011). "College Soccer National Champions 1857-58 - 1909/10". The American Soccer History Archives. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Men's Soccer All-Time Roster". Haverford Fords. HaverfordAthletics.com. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Statistics Summary for 1905". Haverford Athletics. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 

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