Alton High School Senior, Skylar Funk, was recently awarded All-State Honors from the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association, making him the first Alton High player in 12 years to achieve this status. Funk, who has been a member of St. Louis Scott Gallagher since the age of 6 years old, has had a tremendous career as a youth player and continued to prove he is one of the top players in the Metro East during the 2016 High School Season.
After being named 2nd team All-Conference as a Junior, Funk exploded this season with 10 goals and 10 assists for his Alton High School team. Funk has been a regular fixture in the Alton HS Varsity program since his sophomore year and served as team captain, in this, his final year with the program. Notably, with a total of 30 points in the regular season, Funk became the individual points leader in the Southwestern Conference at the conclusion of the regular season.
As a member of SLSG, Funk won a National Championship in 2013 after defeating MLS Youth Academy teams New York Redbull and FC Dallas. He also has the honor of being a member of the first SLSG team to travel to Feyenoord Rotterdam as a part of the clubs ongoing relationship with the Dutch youth development powerhouse.
According to SLSG Boys Director of Coaching, Blake Decker, “Skylar is not only a tremendous young player, but a great young man. His tenacity and work rate are second to none. We are very proud of his accomplishments, but are in no way surprised. When that one moment in the game arrives to change the outcome, he is consistently there because he competes in every single moment.”
Funk, a senior, is currently considering several collegiate options and will return to action as a member of the U19 SLSG Illinois Elite team in the National Premier League this spring.