Raymond C. Schnettgoecke
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Team: Soccer

Raymond C. Schnettgoecke '78
St. Louis, MO
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“Schnetter” was a great soccer player for Brown and on three occasions he captained the team (freshman, junior and senior years).

“Schnetter” and the teams he played on in 1975, 1976 and 1977 reached great heights and brought great honor to Brown.

Sophomore year, Brown won the Ivy League and played just outside “Schnetter’s” hometown of St. Louis in the Final Four, finished third. That year he received honorable mention All-Ivy.

Junior year he was selected first team All-Ivy and All-New England, while the team lost a heartbreaker in the NCAA Playoffs to UConn.

As a senior he and his team pulled a major upset in the NCAA playoffs, defeating No. 1 ranked Clemson in the quarterfinals. Unfortunately, they lost to the eventual champion Hartwick in the semi-finals. Once again “Schnetter” was selected first team All-Ivy and All-New England; third team All-American; and was chosen to play in the Senior Bowl. He was also a first-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Fury of the NASL.

After Brown, as a professional player from 1978-82 he was also a player representative. As a professional with the Detroit Express he scored the winning goal to win the Professional American Soccer Championship. He once again was selected to the All-Star Team.

“Schnetter” and his wife, Judy, currently reside in Fisher, Indiana; and today he is a digital marketing executive with Xerox Corporation. Soccer is still in the picture. In addition to playing with the Indianapolis Dynamo Soccer Club he also played with Soccerhaus Soccer club of St. Louis that won the 1993 USSF Over-30 National Soccer Championship. “Schnetter” also finds time to play golf and coaches youth soccer.