|2||D||01/24/89||6’6”||195 lbs||American||Buffalo Grove, IL||Valparaiso|
2013: On March 25, 2013 Stefan Antonijevic put pen to paper on his first professional contract. The 6’6” center back wears the number 2 jersey for the Strikers, last worn by Alfonso Motagalvan.
Antonijevic made his professional debut for the Strikers in the 1-0 win against FC Edmonton on May 26th, partnering Justin Chavez in center defense. He and Chavez were named to the NASL Team of the Week for their performances in the shutout win in Edmonton.
Professional: Antonijevic was selected by Sporting Kansas City as the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 Supplemental Draft. He spent time with Sporting KC and Chicago Fire in preseason, but did not sign a pro contract with either MLS franchise.
Had training stints with Spartak Zlatibor Voda in the Serbian first division and HNK Rijeka in Croatia.
College: Played college ball at Valparaiso University. As a defender Antonijevic recorded eight goals and three assists in 59 appearances over three seasons for the Crusaders.
He was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, earned Second Team All-Horizon League two years in a row, and was a First Team All-League honoree and NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team selection in 2011.
Amateur: Played PDL for Chicago Fire Premier.
In 2009 Antonijevic won the USASA U23 National Cup Championship and USASA Region III U23 Men’s Cup with Carolina Railhawks U23.
International: Antonijevic has been capped by Serbia at the U-19 level.
Personal: Antonijevic is a dual citizen of USA and Serbia. His father Zelimir Antonijevic played professional soccer in Yugoslavia, and his younger brother currently plays collegiate volleyball at Pepperdine.