Tonci Skroce Named All-American
Dec. 1, 2006
Chicago, Ill.- One day after earning All-Great Lakes Region recognition, UIC senior forward Tonci Skroce (Zadar, Croatia/IX Gimnasium/Kendall College) received one of the greatest honors a collegiate soccer player can get when he was named to the 2006 NCAA Division I Men's NSCAA/adidas All-America Second Team.
Skroce, the 2006 Horizon League Player of the Year, is the second All-American in the UIC soccer program's Division I history. He becomes the first UIC All-American since Eric Lukin was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-America Third Team in 2000. Lukin was also an All-America Second Team selection in 1999.
Skroce scored seven goals and assisted on seven other scores during a fantastic senior campaign for the Flames. He led the team in assists, points (21) and was second in goals.
The clutch striker had five game-winning goals during a year in which he captained UIC to the 2006 Horizon League regular season title, the school's first at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament, and a school-record stretch of 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 25 national polls.
In his three-year career at UIC, Skroce amassed 19 goals, 10 assists and 48 points in 54 matches in a Flames kit.
In addition to his All-America and All-Region honors, Skroce was a two-time All-Horizon League First Team selection.
Skroce and the 36 other All-America honorees will be invited to the NSCAA All-America luncheon on Saturday, January 13th as part of the 2007 NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.