Ken Snow, one of the greatest players in the history of men's college soccer, died on Sunday two days short of his 51st birthday.
“He was the finest attacking player that I ever had
the privilege of coaching," former Indiana men’s head coach Jerry Yeagley
said of Snow in a statement.
Snow, who hailed from Schaumburg, Illinois, played for Indiana
during the heyday of college soccer. In his four seasons (1987-90), these were among his accomplishments:
-- Indiana’s first four-time All-American;
-- Indiana’s only
two-time winner of the Hermann Trophy and Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year award (1988 and 1990); and
-- Indiana’s all-time career leader in goals scored (84) and points (196) as
well as the holder of the single-season goals record (28) set during the 1987 season.
Snow, who was named to the Soccer America All-Century Team, played on Indiana on its 1988 Men's
College Cup championship team.
Snow made two appearances for the USA in 1988 but spent most of pro career indoors with five different teams. He attended the Kansas City Wiz's preseason
camp in 1996 but was cut before the start of the first MLS season.
Snow operated the Ken Snow Goal Scoring Camp with day programs in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan as well as Arizona.
He played one season at IU with younger brother Steve Snow,
a star on the 1989 U.S. U-20 World Cup team that finished fourth in the world championship in Saudi Arabia.