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Tonci Skroce
Tonci Skroce

Hometown:
Zadar, Croatia

High School:
IX Gimnasium

Last College:
Kendall College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 177

Position:
F

Club Team:
HNK Zrinski Chicago


2006 NSCAA/adidas All-America Second Team
2006 College Soccer News All-America Third Team
2006 NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team
2006 Top Drawer Soccer Men's College Second Team
2006 Horizon League Player of the Year
2006 All-Horizon League First Team
2005 All-Horizon League First Team

2006: Enjoyed a standout senior season, earning All-America, All-Great Lakes Region and All-Horizon League accolades...named Horizon League Player of the Year...just the second UIC soccer player to garner All-America honors...named Horizon League Player of the Week on Aug. 28...led the Flames with 21 points with seven goals and a career-high seven assists...tallied five game-winning goals, including the lone tally in UIC's season-opening win at then-No. 25 Saint Louis...notched an assist and later scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime triumph at Wright State on Oct. 13...found the back of the net in the Flames' 2-1 win at then-No. 7 and eventual national champion UC-Santa Barbara on Sept. 8.

2005: All-Horizon League First Team campaign...started all 17 games...scored a team-leading eight goals...assisted on three goals...posted 19 points on the year...scored five game-winning goals...scored the first and deciding score against then-No. 24 Loyola Marymount on Sept. 3...named to the UC Irvine College Classic All-Tournament Team...scored the game-winning goal just 49 seconds into overtime at UMKC on Sept. 10...assisted on two goals against Centenary on Oct. 2...scored on a deep, unassisted blast from 35 yards out at then-No. 25 Creighton on Oct. 5...launched the game-winning score in the 106th minute at Cleveland State on Oct. 9...sent in a pair of goals, including a converted penalty kick, against Wright State on Oct. 30...earned a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week for his two-goal performance against the Raiders.

2004: Played in 16 games, starting all but one...scored four goals for eight points...took 31 shots, 14 on goal...debuted on Sept. 3rd against Denver by scoring the Flames' first goal of the year and only score of the game...scored for the second straight game on Sept. 5th at Air Force by converting a penalty kick...notched his third goal in five games on Sept. 12th against Jacksonville...played the role of defensive spy against UW-Milwaukee on Oct. 10th, hovering over Horizon League Player of the Year Antou Jallow the entire game and allowing the league's leading scorer to get off a mere two shots...scored a game-tying goal in the 88th minute against UMKC to send the match into overtime...after the season was selected to play for the U-21 Croatian National Team, earning a starting nod and playing 60 crucial minutes at the attacking midfield position in the squad's 2-0 win against Slovenia in November.

Prior to UIC: Played one season at Kendall College in Evanston, Ill....earned Freshman of the Year honors after a campaign in which he was the second-leading scorer in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference...knocked in 15 goals in 20 contests as Kendall's top scorer...earned All-CCAC Second Team honors...two-time Player of the Week...helped lead Kendall to the program's first-ever NAIA Regional appearance...part of Kendall's 2003 CCAC Championship team.

Prep/Personal: Played for IX Gimnasium in Zagreb, Croatia...drafted by the Columbus Crew with the 10th pick in the second round (23rd overall) of the 2007 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft...born September 20, 1984...son of Branko and Blanka Skroce...majored in marketing.


TONCI SKROCE'S CAREER STATISTICS

GP G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW 2004................ 16 4 0 8 31 .129 14 .452 0 2005................ 17 8 3 19 44 .182 22 .500 5 2006................ 21 7 7 21 47 .149 29 .617 5 TOTAL............... 54 19 10 48 122 .156 65 .533 10




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