Dave Schneider '00
Induction Class of 2012
A native of Westbury, N.Y., Dave Schneider played soccer at Binghamton from 1989-92. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology in 2000, a master's degree in education and special education from Touro College in 2002 and holds an advanced certificate in school administration from C.W. Post. Schneider will receive his Doctorate in Teaching and Learning from Hofstra University in 2013.
Schneider reached the pinnacle of his sport by earning All-America honors in 1992. A three-time All-State selection, he battled through injuries and lifted his team to three postseason berths and an average of nearly 12 wins per season.
As a freshman, he helped a defensive unit register eight shutouts and tallied two assists, including one during a dramatic victory over region rival and nationally No. 2 ranked Cortland. That 1989 squad went 16-4, captured the SUNYAC championship and advanced to the NCAA Championship as one of the top 24 teams in the country.
As a sophomore midfielder, Schneider turned into an elite playmaker, tallying a team-best seven assists and leading a young Colonials team to nine wins and a postseason berth in the ECAC Championship. He added four goals and earned second team All-State and first team All-SUNYAC laurels.
In his junior season, Schneider repeated as a second team All-State and first team All-SUNYAC selection.
In 1992, Schneider produced one of the most dominant seasons in program history with 12 goals and a school-record 11 assists in 19 games. Playing up front the entire season, Schneider spearheaded a 49-goal season that resulted in a 15-3-2 record. The team finished the season on an 11-1-1 clip but was denied an NCAA at-large bid in controversial fashion, instead advancing to the ECAC title game.
Schneider, a two-time captain and the team's emotional leader, was voted a 1992 second team NSCAA All-American, meaning he was deemed one of the top six forwards in the entire nation. He became Binghamton's sixth All-American and repeated as a first team All-State and All-SUNYAC forward.
He concluded his career with 22 assists second in program history and 60 overall points, which ranked fifth.
Schneider was drafted by the Buffalo Blizzard of the National Professional Soccer League in 1993.
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