A native of Burlington, Vt., Petersen made the move to Austria, Europe to play professional soccer for SC Neusiedl am See 1919 in 2012 before making the jump to another club, ASK Mannersdorf. Petersen worked his way to a starting position and enjoyed a two-year stint with the club. While in Austria Lukas also spent a year as a youth coach for SC Neusiedl am See, facilitating the development of players who will later become candidates for the professional club team.
Petersen earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minored in European Studies while at Hobart and William Smith.
Lukas currently holds a USSF E License.
Professional Soccer Player
ASK Mannersdorf—Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge, Austria 6/2013 – 6/2015
Fulfilled contract presented by ASK Mannersdorf. Participated in all required aspects of the agreed contract including vigorous training sessions, strength trainings, matches and multiple team events.
SC Neusidl am See 1919—Neusiedl am See, Austria 6/2012 – 6/2013
Fulfilled contract presented by SC Neusiedl am See. Took part in vigorous daily practice, refining skills in passing, shooting, quickness, and team tactics. Participated in all team events.
SC Neusiedl am See 1919—Neusiedl am See, Austria 6/2013 – 6/2014
Responsible for developing young players, some of whom become candidates for the professional club team and sign contracts when they grow older. Demonstrated ability to plan youth soccer tournaments including logistics, scheduling, and transportation. Weekly contact with parents and players.
Nordic Spirit Soccer Club-Essex, Vermont 6/2008 – 6/2010
Successfully taught basic soccer skills and team building to beginning youth soccer players. Effectively communicated with parents on a weekly biases around scheduling, tournaments and skill development.
Was a regular starter for ASK Mannersdorf
Made team of the week twice while playing for ASK Mannersdorf
Scored three goals while playing With SC Neusiedl am See 1919
Liberty League Honorable Mention 2010
Liberty League Defensive Performer of the week 9/19/2011
ECAC Division III Upstate Region Defensive Player of the Week, 10/26/2011
2011 2nd Team All Liberty League
2011 Capital One Academic All-District Men’s Soccer Team (District III)
University of Vermont:
America East Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week, November 2, 2008
America East 2008 Fall Academic Honor Roll
America East 2009 Fall Academic Honor Roll
High School/Club Level:
NVAC All Metro 1st Team, 2006
NSCA All State, 2006
Burlington Free Press 1st Team All State, 2007
NVAC All Metro 1st Team, 2007
NSCA All State Team, 2007
MVP, Lions Twin State Soccer Cup Vermont-New Hampshire, 2008
Olympic Development Call Back Camp, 2007, 2008
Super Y-League ODP National Camp, 2005, 2007, 2008