Given his druthers, Joe Snow would rather play soccer.
Good thing, since the 18 year old Steilacoom High School senior just signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Northwest University in Kirkland this fall.
Soccer has been Joe’s passion for long time. Understandable, considering that passion propelled him to being named to The News Tribune’s All Area Soccer Team this past spring. In addition, he received Steilacoom High School’s MVP soccer award this year, and also was named as the Nisqually League’s Player of the Year.
“He was the only 2-A player named to the team,” said SHS soccer coach Dan McLaughlin. “Joe’s a good kid. He’s a good role model, soft spoken, good work ethic knows how to maximize his assets.”
SHS’s soccer team recently concluded a 13-4-1 season. Joe contributed 21 goals and 13 assists toward those efforts. The team advanced to the semi-finals, but lost to Foster. A first-year student at SHS, Joe moved to Steilacoom this past fall since his father had been transferred to McChord AFB where he’s a liaison officer. This year also was the first time Joe played football.
He shares his Soccer passion with his three older sisters who also play. Mrs. Snow played field hockey at the University of Idaho and Northern Michigan University.
Dad is also a big soccer fan.
Acclimating to a smaller school enrollment (650 at SHS versus 5,000 at the Texas school he previously attended) has been an adjustment for the modest young man.
Besides Soccer, Joe says he admits an interest in History—and plans to learn more about the historic town where they live.
Meanwhile, he’s rooting for the USA in the upcoming World Cup Competition.
Submitted by Nancy Covert