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Emerson College Men's Soccer

Recruitment Information




Emerson College Men’s Soccer

A quality collegiate soccer experience in the heart of Boston

Located in the heart of Boston’s Theatre District, Emerson College is internationally recognized as the nation's premier institution of higher learning devoted to communication and the arts. Emerson graduates are Emmy award winners, leaders at global media companies such as DreamWorks, ESPN, and Disney, while current Men's Soccer Student-Athletes are working in various capacities in professional sports. Boston is one of the most dynamic and exciting places in the U.S. and is arguably the most popular college town in the world. The Emerson College men’s soccer program aims to attract student athletes who are committed to pursuing excellence on the field, in the classroom, in the community, and are interested in taking advantage of the vast career opportunities available in Boston.


Important Links and E-mails  

Emerson College Men's Soccer Recruiting Questionnaire
Lions Soccer Academy
Emerson College Men’s Soccer 

Head Coach Bryan Harkin:
Assistant Coach Daniel Toulson:
Assistant Coach Colin Connolly:


The Recruitment Process

The student athletes who are a part of the Emerson Men’s Soccer Program are identified through a year-round recruitment process. It is important for interested student athletes to understand this process and it’s timing. Please see below for some important steps that can be taken during the recruitment process:  


How do I contact the coaching staff at Emerson?

Please complete our Men's Soccer Recruiting Questionnaire so we can keep you up to date on new ID clinic dates and where our staff will be recruiting throughout the year. Then follow up with a personal e-mail to our Assistant Coach Daniel Toulson at and copy our Head Coach Bryan Harkin on the e-mail at 

What is the best way for you to see me play?

Attend one of our ID Camps:  We hold three one day ID clinics each year, which are a great chance for the coaching staff to work with you, for you to meet our current student athletes, and to better understand how you fit with our culture and style of play. 

  • Winter ID Clinic
  • Spring ID Clinic
  • Summer ID Clinic

More information and online registration can be found on our camp website: Lions Soccer Academy.
Share your playing schedule:  If you will be attending one of the following tournaments then please click on that tournament to share your schedule and information.

  • Bethesda Premier Cup 
  • NCFC Showcase 
  • San Diego Surf College Cup 
  • USSF Winter Academy Showcase
  • National League (NC) 
  • Disney Winter Showcase 
  • Boys ECNL Florida Showcase
  • Mainline Friendlies
  • Manhattan Kickoff 
  • Jefferson Cup 
  • EDP Spring Showcase
  • Dallas Cup 
  • Boys ECNL San Diego
  • Potomac Memorial Day Tournament 
  • Boys Pennsylvania ECNL
  • USSF Summer Academy Showcase
  • USYS Eastern Regionals
  • Boys ENPL Playoffs 
  • San Diego Surf Cup

Send us Highlights and Full Game Film:  Video is a good starting point for the recruitment process. Please share highlights and full game film when it is available.

Visit Campus: Throughout the year you can visit campus, meet with Admissions, organize a campus tour, and spend time with the coaching staff.  Please see here to sign up for an Undergraduate Information Session and/or Campus Tour and here to schedule a transfer student meeting. Please then contact Assistant Coach Daniel Toulson,, to coordinate meeting with the coaching staff. We encourage high school graduates to visit campus during their Junior academic year.

Attend a game: We encourage you to attend a game the fall of your Junior year. This will showcase the level of play, our playing style, and the atmosphere at our home, Rotch Field. Please see here for our schedule and here for directions to Rotch. 

Recruitment Timeline

We are currently identifying players in the class of 2020 (juniors) and 2021 (sophomores). The Spring, Summer and Fall of junior year is an important period during which we assess a players potential fit for our program and college. During this time, we invite top recruits to visit campus for an unofficial visit.

The majority of recruits apply through our Early Action process (November 15th deadline) with a limited amount applying during Regular Decision (January 15th deadline).