Learning fundamentals at an early age with the Busch Soccer Club, Steve joined the newly formed Liebe S.C and within two years, the team won the 1986 National Championship NORTIS CUP for U-16’s. 1992 found virtually the same team winning the Missouri Amateur Cup. Next stop for Steve was St. Louis University, a four-year starter, Two Time All-Mid-West, Second Team All-American, Team MVP and the Mark Demling Award recipient. With Steve, the Bills Qualified all four years to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Semi-Finals in 1991. During his college years, Steve participated in two Olympic Festivals. As Steve’s college years ended, he was invited by numerous professional teams for trial sessions along with an invitation to participate in the first MLS Combine. Not feeling comfortable with the outlook of soccer at that time, Steve declined their offers. He did decide to sign with the St. Louis Ambush, where he would be a standout player from 1993-1999. Four times in the NPSL finals, with one NPSL Championship in 1995. Steve was awarded numerous Player of the Week Honors, along with being voted on the NPSL All-Star Team in 1997. Steve did get a chance to play professional outdoors a couple of years, one with the Milwaukee Rampage and one with the St. Louis Knights. Giving back to the game, Steve coached and won two City/County Championships in the CYC. and for years with the SLYSA organization.