Ross Schunk is the first Redlands’ player to enter the MLS via the SuperDraft. As the only NCAA Division III player invited to the 2009 MLS combine, he closed out his career as a two-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and the school’s all-time leader in goals and points.
2009: Appeared in 3 games this season, playing 10 minutes…Played 71 minutes in friendly vs. Club America (7/15)…Played one minute vs. Chicago (7/4) in first-ever appearance at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park…Made first career MLS appearance at Real Salt Lake (6/6) coming in as a second half substitution for six minutes…Played in 71 minutes at Seattle (5/26) in second U.S. Open Cup play-in match…Played in 63 minutes at LA (4/7) in U.S. Open Cup play-in match.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
2009: Was loaned to Real Maryland and played 90 minutes for the USL-2 club on May 22.
Set the career program record for goals (63) and points (139) while garnering three First-Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) honors, two SCIAC Player of the Year awards, two College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District recognitions, three National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas All-Far West Region laurels and two NSCAA/adidas All-American nominations…2008: Voted SCIAC Player of the Year for the second time in his four-year tenure…Started in all 23 games…Led the team in scoring with 18 goals and added two assists…Team captured its ninth overall SCIAC Championship and won SCIAC Postseason Tournament for the second year in a row…Bulldogs qualified for the NCAA Championships for the eighth consecutive season…Garnered ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District honors for the second time in his career…NSCAA All-Far West Region First Team…NSCAA All-American Second Team…2007: Started all 24 games…Led the team in goals (16), assists (6) and points (38)…Finished the season ranked second all-time in career goals…His 16-goal season tied for seventh for most goals scored in a season in program history…Netted seven game-winning goals…Led the team to its seventh-consecutive SCIAC title and helped the team advance to the Elite 8 in the NCAA playoffs…Third-Team All-Far West…First-Team All-West…All-SCIAC First Team…Second-Team All-American…2006: One of only two student-athletes to start all 22 games…Boasted a team-high 21 goals, tying him for third all-time at Redlands…Also provided three assists for a team-leading 45 total points…Supplied the most game-winning goals on the team with eighth…Helped lead Redlands to its sixth-straight conference title and NCAA appearance…SCIAC Player of the Year…First Team All-Far West Region…Second Team All-American…CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team…2005: Played forward for the conference champions…Saw time in 21 games as a rookie…Contributed eight goals along with two assists for a total of 18 points.
Majored in environmental studies…Attended Wilson High School.