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There are clearly many Indiana Men’s Soccer Players playing professionally, but there are also many who chose not to go pro. This doesn’t make them any less notable, considering most of them contributed to these achievements:

NCAA Men’s Division I Soccer Championship:

  • Winners (8) – 1982, 1983, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2012
  • Runners-Up (6) – 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1994, 2001

Big Ten Conference Tournament:

  • Winners (11) – 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006
  • Runners-Up (3) – 2005, 2007, 2008

Big Ten Regular Season:

  • Winners (14) – 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 20001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010
  • Runners-Up (3) – 1991, 1992, 2005

For this, we applaud all the Hoosiers that made the soccer program as notable as it is today.

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Even after having a perceptively unmatched high school career, Indiana University Alum never got his big break.

First and foremost, you should be aware of Snow’s high school accomplishments. This talented, young star scored in 47 consecutive matches. I can only imagine how many season that encompasses. He is ranked second after his brother Steve on Illinois High School Association’s list of consecutive matches scored in. The gene must run in this family.

That’s not his only impression on the state of Illinois. In the entire state, Snow is ranked #9 in career goals with 128. He is also #16 in the state for season goal scoring list with 49 goals.

Following his high school domination, Snow played for the Hoosiers, where he finished his career with 84 goals, 28 assists, and a school record of 196 points. Snow was a four-time, first-team All American and won the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship in 1988.

From here it was all a struggle. He played for six teams in five different leagues over his career, but was never able to break into the MLS. Even after playing two games with the US National Team, Snow could never get a break.

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Currently, Snow has a Goal Scoring Camp in parts of Indiana and Illinois. For more information on his camps visit www.kensnowsoccer.com.

Before Jacob Peterson’s career at Indiana University, he had an astounding youth career.

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Peterson led his youth club the Michigan Wolves to four state championships, two midwest championships, and to third place at nationals. He clearly proved his skill and ability and continued on to play for the Hoosiers from 2003-2005.

His career at IU was impressive in that he scored 30 goals in 71 appearances. During his time at Indiana he also played in the USL Premier Development League, playing for the Michigan Bucks in 2004 and Kalamazoo Kingdom in 2005.

The Colorado Rapids drafted Peterson in the second round, 21st overall, in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. He made over 100 appearances for the club between 2006 and 2009.

In 2010 he was traded to Toronto FC, where he debuted as a sub against the Philadelphia Union. After a bad first half of the 2011 season, he was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes. He remained with San Jose through 2011 until they did not renew his contract for the 2012 season.

This forced Peterson to enter to 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft, where he was not selected. Peterson then became a free agent.

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It was on January 19, 2012 when Sporting Kansas City announced that they were going to sign the Hoosier. Peterson still plays for Kansas City.

A Long Yet Rewarding Career

Posted: February 19, 2013 by sabeeson in IU Men's Soccer
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Pat Noonan had an impressive career with the Indiana University Men’s Soccer Program from 1999-2002. In his junior and senior season he was named a NSCAA first-team All-American and a second-team All-American in his sophomore season. His senior year he was runner up to Alecko Eskandarian for the Hermann Trophy, an award given to the United State’s top male and female soccer players, and he finished that season with 48 goals and 31 assists.

After his college career Noonan went on to play for the New England Revolution, being drafted in the first round (9th overall). In his first season with the Revolution he scored ten goals and racked up seven assists. He was runner up to Damani Ralph for Rookie of the Year, and in his second season he tied Amado Guevara for the MLS Scoring Champion Award after scoring eleven goals and having eight assists. This kid just always came in second or didn’t fully win. Anyway, his injury in 2006 led to his end in New England.

Following his career in New England, Noonan traveled across the pond to play for the Norwegian club Aalesunds FK. One season later Noonan came back to the MLS and played for the Columbus Crew. While in Columbus, he won the MLS Supporters’ Shield, MLS Cup, and the Trillium cup all in 2008.

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From here on out Noonan went to a different team each season; first with the Colorado Rapids (2009), then the Seattle Sounders FC (2010), and finally the LA Galaxy (2011).

When the Galaxy denied Noonan’s contract option, he entered in the 2012 Re-Entry Draft. After not being picked up, Noonan announced his retirement and accepted a job as an LA Galaxy assistant coach. He is still doing this today.

The saying “Once a Hoosier, Always a Hoosier” sure did stick with player, student, graduate assistant, assistant coach, and then head coach Mike Frietag. Freitag’s tenure with Indiana University and the men’s soccer program lasted a resounding total of 24 years.

He was a defender for Jerry Yeagley at Indiana from 1976-1979. He won the First Team All American in 1979 prior to finishing his Bachelor’s degree in physical education and then stayed at IU to earn his master’s in sports administration.

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Following his education, Freitag moved on to playing in the MLS for the San Diego Sockers for the 1980 season and then to the Denver Avalanche from 1980-1982.

In 1993, Freitag returned to Bloomington to assistant coach the men’s soccer program under his former coach, Yeagley. After 10 years of coaching beside one of the greatest soccer coaches of all time, Freitag became his successor.

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Freitag coached the Indiana University men’s soccer team from 2004-2009. He led them to a championship in 2004, and to either the 2nd, 3rd, or quarterfinal round in each of the other years. He won Big Ten Coach of the Year in back-to-back seasons in 2006 and 2007 and his team won the Big Ten Championship in 2006.

Mike Freitag’s career shows the importance of Indiana University’s Alma Mater.