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Drew Skundrich

School

Stanford

Position
Midfielder
Major
Human Biology

Classroom

A human biology major, Drew Skundrich owns a 3.29 GPA and is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection. He was a CoSIDA Academic All-District pick in 2015 and last season was named an NSCAA Scholar All-West Region selection.

Character

A two-time team co-captain, Skundrich is the unquestioned leader of the nation’s most successful program. Stanford is the winningest program in the country by percentage since 2014 with an overall record of 50-9-11 (.793) and has won back-to-back national championships and three consecutive Pac-12 titles. In the future, Skundrich has the goal of creating an after-school club to allow children to be active in a safe environment after researching childhood obesity rates in the United States and working to develop such a program in one of his human biology classes at Stanford.

Community

Skundrich is engaged in the community and volunteers in the rehab center at the Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto, shadowing physical therapists and helping U.S. military veterans throughout their rehab process following traumatic brain injuries or amputations. He also volunteers in the physical therapy clinic at Stanford, observing and helping Cardinal student-athletes recover from their injuries.

Competition

A versatile player, Skundrich was second on the team goals (4) and third in points (11) in 2016 and has five career goals and 10 career assists. After starting all 23 games at right back during Stanford’s 2015 championship run, Skundrich moved to the central midfield and again started all 23 matches in the most recent title campaign. He was selected to both the NSCAA All-Far West Region Second Team and the All-Pac-12 Second Team as a junior and is on the Top Drawer Soccer Preseason Best XI Third Team and All-Pac-12 Preseason Team this year.