Grace Sklopan Season 2019

HometownAlexandria, Va.
High SchoolThomas A. Edison

2020-21: One of three Hokies to start in all of Tech's 17 games ... Logged the most minutes by a Tech player this season (1,489) ... Totaled four shots on the season, including two at Liberty ... All-ACC Academic Team honoree.

2019: One of five Hokies to start all 19 matches during the season … Was also one of five Hokies to see more than 80 percent of the total team minutes played for the year, logging 1,649 total minutes of action, third most among field players … Scored the game’s lone goal in a 1-0 win over Wake Forest (10/18), notching her first collegiate goal and game winner … Recorded her first collegiate point with an assist against No. 5 Florida State (10/10), on an equalizer in the 78th minute, a match Tech lost in double overtime … Took 10 shots, with three on goal … Earned a spot on the Battle at the Beach tournament hosted by UNCW (9/13-15) … Was one of eight Hokies to tally a game winner during the year, the most since the 2013 season.

2018: Appeared in 21 matches, with three starts … Made collegiate debut with a start in season opener versus San Diego (8/17) … Also made back-to-back starts against Notre Dame (10/13) and Clemson (10/21) … Played 842 minutes during the season … Took seven shots in total, three were on goal.

Club: Five-plus seasons playing for the McLean Youth Soccer Club under the direction of Nadir Moumen ... Selected to participate in US Training Centers, ECNL PDP Events, and the National Puma Event ... Co-captained the McLean team to several elite tournament invitations and qualifying for the ECNL National Event ... The team won the ECNL national championship in 2018, while posting a 37-0 overall record ... Scored a goal and added an assist in the semifinal victory ... Was also picked to play for the Virginia ODP program under coach Sam Bader ... Her Virginia ODP team won the regional title and the right to compete in the National ODP Finals in Arizona ... Also earned invitations to represent the Region I team in the Boca Inter-Regional event and in trips to European Soccer events.

High School: Played two seasons at Bishop Ireton High School, where she lettered as a freshman and sophomore ... Helped the team to the conference finals and earned honorable mention all-conference honors both years.

Personal: Grace Leigh Sklopan … Born December 3, 1999 in Alexandria, Virginia … Daughter of Tom Sklopan and Nancy Morrissey ... Has two older brothers, Tommy and Sam … Majoring in public relations.