9 - Skyler Thuresson
Skyler Thuresson
Birth Date: 03/02/1986
Height: 5-7
Weight: 135
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
High School: Seaside Academy
Position: MF/F
Experience: 3V

CSF: Skyler Thuresson brings a unique style of attack refined over three seasons to the Titans' front line... Relentless, aggressive forward who was fourth on the team in scoring in 2006 with 3 goals (2 game winners) and 3 assists... Appeared in all 19 matches, 16 as a starter... Scored opening goal in 3-0 win over Maine on Sept. 17 and broke a 2-2 tie in 4-2 win over UC Riverside on Oct. 7 with his second score of the match... In 2005, he was the No. 3 Titans' scorer with 8 points on 2 goals and a team-high 4 assists... Appeared in 15 matches, 13 as a starter... Goals came at UC Irvine (Nov. 2) and at Cal Poly SLO (Nov. 9)... His assists came vs. UC Davis (Oct. 22), twice at UC Irvine (Nov. 2) and at Cal Poly (Nov. 9)... Also played in 15 matches as a freshman in 2004, 9 as a starter... Had 2 assists -- Oct. 13 vs. Cal State Northridge and Nov. 12 vs. Cal Poly.

HIGH SCHOOL: Did not play interscholastic sports at either Seaside Academy or during a brief tenure at Long Beach City College.

PERSONAL: Born on March 2, 1986, in Torrance... Parents are Gerek and Judy Thuresson of Long Beach... Has a younger brother, Jaiden (18) and two sisters, Nicole (24) and Kirsten (16)... Played club soccer for the Wolfpack and CRSC Brigade (U-15 Gold), for whom he scored on a bicycle kick from just outside the 18-yard box against the first-place team... Business administration major whose goal is to play professional soccer and own a sports store... Credits Mark Rodriguez for taking him under his wing when Skyler was about 14, giving him self-confidence and showing him how to play with passion and skill.