HT: 5'11" WT: 165
Age: 23 (9/17/95)
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
2018: 28 GP, 15 GS, 2 G, 3 A in 1,719 min.
Skundrich signed his first professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC on March 14, 2018, after initially being drafted by LA Galaxy. Has made the matchday 18 three times this season, making the bench against Nashville SC on March 3, Cincinnati on April 15 and on the road at Louisville but has yet to appear. Skundrich made his professional debut against Richmond (5/6), going the full 90 minutes and firing a shot on target. Continued to start in the midfield for Steel FC on the road at Charleston (5/12). Skundrich made his first substitute appearance on the road at Indy Eleven (5/19), playing the final 21 minutes to help secure the club's first road win of 2018. Followed up with a pair of second-half substitution appearances at Ottawa (5/25) and North Carolina (6/2). Skundrich started against defending USL Cup champion Louisville City FC (6/9), going the distance in the shutout. Tallied his first professional goal and assist against Charlotte (6/30), helping Steel FC to a 4-1 win. Notched an assist against North Carolina (7/14), setting up Adam Najem for the equalizing goal. Skundrich continued to add depth to Steel FC by aiding the defense with back-to-back-to-back shutouts at Richmond (8/4), at Charlotte (8/8) and Toronto FC II (8/16) while scoring his second career goal at the Independence and his third career assist against Toronto. Aided Steel FC's postseason run, scoring in the penalty shootout victory at Pittsburgh (10/20) while going the full 90 at Louisville (10/27).
2014-17: Prepped at Stanford University at four years where he helped guide the Cardinal to three-consecutive NCAA National Championships from 2015-17. During his time in at Stanford, the two-time team co-captain made 82 appearances where he netted nine goals and added 13 assists. During his senior season, Skundrich earned First Team All-PAC 12 honors as the team won its third-straight PAC-12 Championship. He was also a member of the league's second-team honors in 2016 while collecting conference All-Academic second team honors in 2015.
2016: Spent time in the Premier Development League with Burlingame Dragons FC in California. Skundrich appeared in eight matches with 690 minutes of action as he helped guide the team to an appearance in the Western Conference semifinals.
Off the field interests:
Hobbies outside of soccer: Baking desserts
Favorite places to travel: Florida, Bermuda
Profession if not playing soccer: Physical Therapy
Most memorable soccer memory: Playing Wake Forest in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in 2015.
Favorite soccer player: Casemiro
Growing up, I pretended to be: Arjen Robben
Three unique stories or facts:
1) Loves to bake and watch the Food Network
2) Has only had stitches once and it was for his ear
3) Graduated from Stanford with a bachelors in human biology