Coach Ron Shewcraft did not anticipate a visitor to his
classroom on a late fall day in 1986. When Brian
Harlow received his letter in the mail from the NCAA
notifying him that he had been selected as an All-American, he
could barely contain his excitement. He ran five blocks from his
off campus address and burst into Coach Shewcraft's classroom
exclaiming, "I can't believe I am an All-American." In his junior
season, Brian Harlow was exactly that. Coach Shewcraft described
his former player as a person of substance and integrity both on
and off the field.
Brian was an intense competitor whose leadership qualities, effort, skill, and sacrifice demonstrated his commitment to the success of the men's soccer team. In the fall of 1985 and 1986, his teammates recognized his commitment to the team and honored him as the Men's Soccer Most Valuable Player. During his stellar career, Harlow was selected as a member of Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference All-Star team in '85, '86, '87, an All New- England selection in '86 and '87, a Division I, II and III All Star Team Member in '86 and '87, and Captain of the team in both '86 and '87.