Class of 2014 Hall of Fame: 1971, 1974 men’s soccer teams

Author: 
Howard Mann
Date Published: 
2014-09-18
Source: 
bisonexpress.org

The Howard University 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend kicks off with the induction ceremony on Friday, Sept. 26 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by clicking here. Hotel reservation under the special group rate can be made by clicking here.

As we get closer to the induction ceremony, Bison Express is highlighting the 26 individuals and five teams being honored.

1971 Men’s Soccer Team1971 Men’s Soccer Team

The Howard University men’s soccer team in 1971 was perfect.

It won 15 straight games through its regular season to the NCAA Championship game.

Two All-Americas, Keith Aqui and Alvin Henderson were on that team as Howard became the first HBCU to win an NCAA title.

Then, it was taken away. The NCAA ruled that one or some of the international players were ineligible.

It doesn’t matter what the NCAA thought or did.

In the eyes and hearts of loyal Bison throughout the world, this team won the championship! This team owned the 1971 season.

1974 Men’s Soccer Team1974 Men’s Soccer Team

With its motto, “Truth, crushed to the earth, shall rise again,” the 1974 men’s soccer team went undefeated through its season and through postseason play – 19-0.

In the regular season, it outscored opponents, 63-6.

The Bison marched to the championship game by defeating four teams.

With a 2-1 quadruple-overtime victory against St. Louis University, Howard University took the national championship avenging the vacated championship of 1971.