Soccer players at Harvard compiled a sexist "scouting report" about female recruits.
Harvard soccer players accused of creating a sexist “scouting report” on women players have administrators at the prestigious school turning a deep shade of crimson.
Members of the Ivy League school’s squad compiled a document rating women’s team recruits by their attractiveness and labeled them with a potential sex position, according to a report.
“She seems relatively simple and probably inexperienced sexually, so I decided missionary would be her preferred position,” the unidentified author wrote in a nine-page dossier seen by the Harvard Crimson.
The documents, which included photos and was until recently available for anyone to see on Google Groups, was reportedly written by one member of the 2012 men’s team.
However, players’ comments asking for the report suggest that it was a tradition, and the author mentioned that in a previous version suggestions that one young woman “was both the hottest and the most STD ridden was confirmed.”
It was not immediately clear how extensive the practice was, though Harvard men’s soccer coach Pieter Lehrer told the Crimson that he would talk about it with his current players.
Harvard Athletics Director Robert Scalise called the apparent tradition "disappointing and disturbing."
Harvard Athletics Director Robert Scalise told the paper that the report could have been the responsibility of individuals rather than the whole team, but added that “it’s very disappointing and disturbing that people are doing this.”
Scalise did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.
Misogyny among young men at Harvard on course to be future leaders has previously come under scrutiny as the university and others across the country try to stop sexual assault on campus.
A report on sexual assault at the Cambridge school issued earlier this year lambasted the sexist attitudes of “Final Clubs,” exclusive, often all-male organizations that have been linked to a higher risk of women being sexually assaulted.
This spring the school encouraged the groups to go co-ed by banning members from holding campus leadership roles such as the captaincy of a team.