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Ambush Sign Forward Skylar Funk

by St. Louis Ambush

The St. Louis Ambush have signed free agent forward Skylar Funk to a three-year deal, the team announced today. Per league and team policies, no other details of the deal have been disclosed.

Funk is a St. Louis area native who hails from Alton, Illinois. He comes to the Ambush with one season of experience in the Major Arena Soccer League. Funk was the number one draft pick (eleventh overall) by the Florida Tropics in the 2022 MASL college draft. He appeared in nine games for the Tropics last season, tallying three goals and two assists.

Funk played collegiate soccer at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida and at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. At Southeastern, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also served as a graduate assistant coach during his final season at Southeastern. Skylar played prep soccer at Alton High School, where he was named large school player of the year and first team all-conference. In his youth, Funk played club soccer at St. Louis Scott Gallagher. He started playing soccer at the age of three.

Ambush co-owner, General Manager and Head Coach Jeff Locker said, “We’re pleased to welcome Skylar home. He’s a untapped talent with the attributes to become a superb indoor soccer player.”

Ambush Director of Scouting Donnie Alberty said, “Funk has the combination of physical presence and skill that are well suited to the indoor game. We feel he can develop into an important contributor to our future success.”

Funk said he is “excited to come home and play in front of an amazing fan base and being in front of family and friends.”

The Ambush will kick off their eleventh season this fall. Season tickets for the 2023-24 campaign are now on sale. Call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363 for more information. Fans can stay current on all Ambush news by visiting the team’s official website, stambush.com and on social media outlets.

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