Mark Schwartz

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Mark Schwartz
Personal information
Place of birth United States
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1979-1982 Appalachian State Mountaineers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984 Fort Lauderdale Sun 24 (13)
1985 South Florida Sun 5 (3)
1986 Houston Dynamos
1988-1989 Fort Lauderdale Strikers ? (4)
Teams managed
1986-1988 Andrew College
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Schwartz is a retired American soccer forward who played in the United Soccer League and the third American Soccer League. He was the 1984 USL Rookie of the Year.

In 1979, Schwartz graduated from Miramar High School where he was a star soccer player. During his three high school seasons, he scored 104 goals. He then attended Appalachian State University where he played on the men's soccer team. He graduated in 1982 and was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.[1] In 1984, Schwartz turned professional Fort Lauderdale Sun of the United Soccer League.[2] He was the Rookie of the Year and playoff MVP.[3] In the fall of 1984, Schwartz had an unsuccessful trial with the Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He then returned to Florida where he coached the Hollywood Hills High School girls team and played for the amateur Lowenbrau Lions of the Gold Coast Soccer League's First Division.[4] In 1985, the Sun moved and changed their name to the South Florida Sun. The team and the league collapsed six games into the season.[5] Schwartz then worked as a carpenter, coached Hollywood High and played for the Lowenbrau Lions.[6] In 1986, Andrew College hired Schwartz took start a women's soccer team at the college.[7] In 1986, he played for the Houston Dynamos.[8] In March 1988, he signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the American Soccer League.[9][10] He then started the Strikers first game of the 1989 season, but didn't play after that. He asked for and was granted his release from the team in May.[11]

Yearly Awards[edit]

  • USL Rookie of the Year: 1984
  • USL Playoff MVP: 1984


  1. ^ Apalachian State Hall of Fame
  2. ^ SUN SIGNS THREE PLAYERS, INCLUDING EX-MIRAMAR STAR Miami Herald, The (FL) - Wednesday, May 2, 1984
  3. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1984
  4. ^ SUN'S SCHWARTZ TO COACH HILLS Miami Herald, The (FL) - Saturday, October 13, 1984
  5. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1985
  6. ^ SUN'S PLAYERS SPLIT PROFITS, THEN SIMPLY SPLIT Miami Herald, The (FL) - Saturday, July 6, 1985
  7. ^ SCHWARTZ ON PROWL FOR WOMEN WHO WANT KICKS Sun-Sentinel - Wednesday, April 2, 1986
  8. ^ All-Stars defeat the Dynamos in finale 5-2 Houston Chronicle - Thursday, July 3, 1986
  9. ^ STRIKERS II SIGN HUDSON, FOGARTY Miami Herald, The (FL) - Thursday, March 31, 1988
  10. ^ 1988 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
  11. ^ STRIKERS LOOKING FOR CHEMISTRY Sun-Sentinel - Tuesday, May 16, 1989