Mark Frederickson is pictured on a soccer card when he played with the St. Louis Storm.

Mark Frederickson, who played for four indoor soccer teams over 11 Major Indoor Soccer League seasons, passed away on Tuesday.

He was 61.

Born in St. Louis on July 15, 1960, Frederickson performed for the Kansas City Comets, St. Louis Steamers, Los Angeles Lazers and St. Louis Storm.

Frederickson was selected twice in the North American Soccer League draft. The Los Angeles Aztecs picked him in 1978, but he chose to attend St. Louis University. In 1982, the Cosmos choose him in the first round (13th overall) in the league’s draft. At the time, he was played for the Comets in the MISL.

Known as Freddy to teammates and friends, the midfielder played four seasons with the Comets, two with the Steamers, another two with the Lacers before ending his indoor career with a three-year tenure with the Storm in 1991-92.

He scored 91 goals and added 118 assists in 484 regular season matches. Frederickson’s best seasons came with the Comets (15 goals, 15 assists in 1983-84) and Steamers (14 goals, 18 assists in 1986-87). He also was coached by Major Arena Soccer League commissioner Keith Tozer when he was with the Lazers.

Frederickson is a member of two Halls of Fame – at Bishop DuBourg High School and St. Louis University.

After retiring from soccer, Frederickson worked for World Wide Technology, starting with the company in its early days. He was a key manager there for 21 years.

Frederickson’s funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (5020 Rhodes Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63109) on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. CT, with visitation at church prior at 10am. Graveside services will follow mass at Resurrection Cemetery.

Kutis Funeral homes has been entrusted with his cremation arrangements.

Frederickson is survived his wife Kathy, daughters Laura and Katelyn, and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Siteman Cancer Center, Dr. Chheda’s Lab, MSC 1204, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63105.

For Frederickson’s Kutis Funeral Home obituary, visit:

 

Frederickson, Mark W.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.