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Scott Budnick

Personal information
Date of birthOctober 28, 1971(age 44)
Place of birthAlton, Illinois, United States
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Scott Budnick (born October 28, 1971) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who played two seasons in Major League Soccer, one in the USISL and one in the Oberliga.

Budnick attended the College of William and Mary where he played on the men's soccer team from 1989 to 1993. During his four-year career with the Tribe, Budnick was a two-time NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region selection and a three-time All-CAA choice. He enjoyed his finest season as a senior in 1992, leading the Tribe to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. That year, he posted a 0.88 goals against average and seven shutouts. He was named the 1992 William and Mary Tribe Club Senior Male Athlete of the Year. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1993. In 1993, he played for the Richmond Kickers in the USISL. In 1994, he played for the expansion Hampton Roads Hurricanes in 1994. In 1995, he pursued an overseas career with Eintracht Braunschweig and SSV Vorsfelde in the German Oberliga. In February 1996, the Tampa Bay Mutiny selected Budnick in the 14th round (137th overall) of the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. He spent two seasons with the Mutiny, playing thirteen regular season games. In 1998, the Miami Fusion selected him in the second round of the Expansion Draft. He played three games in 1998, but spent the entire 1999 season on the injured list. The Fusion waived him in February 2000 and he was picked up by the New England Revolution, but was released in the pre-season.

Budnick played several games with the United States U-20 men's national soccer team in 1989 and 1990 as a backup to Kasey Keller.

In 2001, he received his M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and his J.D. from the Nova Southeastern University in 2004. He currently works for Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, in Louisville, Kentucky. He has also worked as an assistant coach with Assumption High School. Scott is also currently the head coach and goalkeeper coach for the Louisville Lightning of the Professional Arena Soccer League .

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