When Shattuck-St. Mary's began the Soccer Center of Excellence in the fall of 2005, Teal Bunbury was one of the 18 boys to join that first team. Teal spent the follow three years at SSM before graduating in 2008 and continuing his career at Akron. While in college, Teal led the nation in goals during his sophomore season with 17, taking his team all the way to the NCAA College Cup Championship game. He was named the 2009 Hermann Trophy Award winner as the top player in college soccer. The following year, Teal was drafted fourth overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City. In addition to scoring 30 career MLS goals and winning the MLS Cup in 2013, Teal also has four career caps for the U.S. National Team, scoring one goal for the Americans.
“There are a lot of things throughout my life that have helped me become the player and most importantly, the person I am today. Attending SSM was one of the best opportunities I was given in my young career. There are many factors about Shattuck that helped excel my game. From the outstanding coaches, who not only helped me develop my skills on the field, but also taught me about the qualities needed outside the pitch such as character, leadership, and integrity. Also, unlike any other school and club program, at Shattuck I was able to train everyday with players who were just as committed to getting better as I was. SSM has all the tools needed to help improve a players game. I can honestly say that from the state-of-the-art facilities and top coaches, to the professional atmosphere, SSM was one of the main reasons I was able to become a professional.”
Teal Bunbury - Class of ’08
Teal Bunbury '08 Rundown