Lance Snodgrass started playing soccer as a toddler and never looked back. He is a former collegiate and professional soccer player. He began playing competitively with the Udinese and Avalino clubs in Kansas City. At Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo., he was an outside midfielder on two Missouri State Championship teams in 1998 and 1999.
Lance continued his soccer career at Regis University in Denver, where he started all four years under Coach Matt McDowell and is a member of the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame. While at Regis, he started in a program-best 75 games netting 44 goals, assisting on 30 and tallying 118 points. He remains the all-time leader in career assists, while ranking second in points and third in goals. In his final two seasons as a Ranger, Lance combined for 32 goals and 20 assists. His 17-goal mark in 2002 ranks tied for first for most goals in a season. Lance sits atop 12 statistical seasonal categories, the most of any other player in Ranger history.
In 2001, Snodgrass became a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Third Team All-American while leading the team to 15-5-1 overall record and an 8-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference mark. Snodgrass was a two-time NSCAA All-Midwest Region First Team selection, two-time RMAC Player of the Year pick and a three-time All-RMAC First Team honoree.
Snodgrass graduated from Regis in 2004 and stayed at Regis to complete his master’s degree in business administration. During that time, he served as an assistant coach for the Regis men’s soccer team and later became an assistant coach for the nearby Broomfield High (Colorado) School boys’ soccer team in 2005 and 2006 – helping to lead the team to the state title game both years, winning it 2006.
Lance played professional soccer with the Boulder Rapids Reserves and the Denver Rapids of the MLS.
Lance and his wife, Rebecca, live in Kansas City with their two children. He has worked in the financial industry for the past 14 years. He coached a Under 14 Girl’s Premier Team for four years and now coaches a U-9 boy’s recreation team. Lance is still well-connected to the college soccer world and serves as an advisor to our Sport Division coaching recruiters. He is the son of Snodgrass Partners’ Founder and CEO, Steve Snodgrass.