Scott Stoneking ’96 Inducted 2012
A forceful attacker with a nose for the ball, Scott Stoneking played with a fierce competitiveness and an aggressive style that endeared him to his teammates. A four-year starter and captain in 1995 who challenged defenders with his sheer will and force, Stoneking was the leading scorer for the Gusties as they burst onto the national stage in the early 1990s. His intensity and ability to keep the ball on his foot, even in heavy traffic, made Stoneking the program's fifth all-time leading scorer with 31 goals and 18 assists for 80 points. A two-time all-conference performer (1993, 1995), who led the Gusties in scoring for three straight seasons (1993-95), Stoneking helped Gustavus earn its first two NCAA tournament appearances in 1993 and 1994. In 1994, the Gusties set a school record for wins in a season with 15, while also earning their first NCAA tournament victory with a 1-0 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the opening round. Stoneking garnered National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Central Region honors twice, earning a spot on the second team his junior year and first team his senior year. The Burnsville native helped the Gusties claim back-to-back MIAC championships (1993 & 1994), while posting a record of 48-19-5 overall and 27-9-4 in the MIAC.
After graduating in 1996 with majors in political science and criminal justice, Stoneking worked one year in corrections at a halfway house/house arrest monitoring company. He then enrolled at Michigan State University where he earned a master's degree in criminal justice in 1998. Scott entered the insurance field the following year, serving as a workers' compensation adjuster for three different companies over the next ten years. In 2005, Stoneking started law school at Hamline University. He graduated in 2009 and since then he has been working as a defense attorney, handling workers' compensation litigation for McCollum, Crowley, Moschet, Miller, and Laak in Minneapolis. Scott and his wife, Stacy, live in Lakeville with their three sons, Austin, Owen, and Evan.