Carl Schwarzen is a founding member of the White Star Soccer Club, where he starred as a dominant force and defensive leader on the team. Winning Missouri Open and Amateur championships in the same year, Carl accepted a soccer scholarship to Quincy College in 1966. At Quincy, he was called upon not only as a player but also as the team leader who would inspire and get the most out of each team member. This was so evident that he helped lead the team to an undefeated season and their first NAIA National Championship. Carl became NAIA All American and was selected to the All Star Team along with Most Valuable Player and was recently selected as a member of the First 25 in the First 25 years of soccer at Quincy. After one year at Quincy, the St. Louis Stars called upon Carl to join the inaugural team in the NASL. In 1968, he joined the Baltimore Bays and also continued as an Assistant Coach at Quincy, where he helped lead them to a second NAIA Championship. Carl continued his St. Louis playing career with the Busch SC before retiring.