17 Derrick Skillman
17 Derrick Skillman
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Upper Sandusky, OH
High School: Upper Sandusky
Position: Forward

2012: Skillman scored six goals and added one assist as a freshman, which put him fourth on the team in scoring. The freshman saw action in 19 games and started four of them. He twice scored two goals in a game - against Cincinnati State on Aug. 25 and against Lorain County CC on Sept. 30.

Prior to Owens: Skillman is a highly decorated player out of Upper Sandusky HS. During his freshman year, he was named the team's Rookie of the Year. In each of the following years, Skillman was named the team's MVP. He is a four-time NCOSE First Team All-League selection and a three-time NWOSSCA D-II First Team All-District selection. During his senior year, Skillman was named OSSCA D-II Second Team All-Ohio, NCOSA Player of the Year and was a member of the NCOSA League Championship team. As a freshman, he was named to the NWOSSCA D-II All-District Second Team. In 2012, he was a Bowling Green Soccer Challenge U18 Club Champion, and he has played three years club with Crew Jrs Gold and one year club with Valentis Athletica. Skillman played for coach Keith Miller at Upper Sandusky.

Personal: Skillman is the son of Joe Skillman and Renee Van Dongen. He has one brother, Stevy.