1973 Hermann Trophy Winner
College: St. Louis University
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Counce attended St. Louis University where he played on the men’s soccer team. He was a member of the 1970, 1972 and 1973 NCAA soccer championship teams. In 1973, he won the Hermann Trophy as the outstanding collegiate soccer player in North America. He made it five years in a row that a Billiken received the Hermann Trophy when he won it in 1973 following two time winners Al Trost and Mike Seerey. Counce also was selected the MVP of the 1973 ISAA Senior Soccer Bowl and the NCAA National Championship soccer Tournament.
After finishing his career at St. Louis, he joined the Boston Minutemen of the North American Soccer League (NASL). Counce would go on to spend six years in NASL and earn five caps with the U.S. Men's National Team. Counce would go on to spend six more years in the MISL and then move on to be a long-time executive in soccer highlighted by being names MLS Executive of the Year in 2002 with the Colorado Rapids.