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Lucas Paulini

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  Position: MF    Ht.: 6-1    Wt.: 165
  Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  Previous School: The Goethe School
  Eligibility: Jr.  Major: Business Administration

2009: Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference First Team.

2008: Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Region Second Team...NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division II All-Region Second Team...All-South Atlantic Conference First Team...Tied for ninth in the nation in assists (12)...Tied for second in the SAC in assists (12)...Notched an assist in three consecutive matches (Aug. 31-Sep. 6)...Scored his first goal of the season at Georgia Southwestern (Sep. 20)...Season-high two assists against Lenoir-Rhyne (Nov. 1)..Assisted on the match-winner against Lenoir-Rhyne...Recorded at least one point in four consecutive matches to close out the season (Nov. 7-23)...Notched an assist on the deciding goal against Lincoln Memorial (Nov. 7) in the semifinal round of the SAC Tournament...Assisted on the match-winner against Francis Marion (Nov. 14) in the semifinal of the Southeast Regional.

2007: South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the YearAll-South Atlantic Conference First TeamNSCAA/adidas All-Region Second TeamDaktronics NCAA II All-Region Second Team…Started in all 22 matches...Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Lewis (8/24)…Took a season-high four shots against Cumberland (8/31)…Scored his first two collegiate goals against Salem International (9/8), including the match-winner…Scored a season-high five points against Brevard (9/19) with two goals and his first career assist…Posted a season-high three assists against Newberry (9/29) and scored his fifth career goal to equal his season best in points (5)…Collected at least one assist in three consecutive matches (9/29-10/6)…Finished the season with seven goals, 10 assists and 24 points…Second on the team in goals (7) and points (24)…Led the team in assists (10)…Tied for second with one match-winning goal…Third in shots (35)…Third in shots on goal (23)…Ninth in the SAC in points (24)…Tied for the SAC lead in assists (10).

High School: Graduated from The Goethe School in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Personal: Full name is Lucas Paulini…Born Mar. 19, 1989 in Buenos Aires, Argentina…Son of Matias and Monica Paulini…Has a brother, Sebastian…Majoring in Business Administration…Enjoys playing tennis…Favorite midnight snack: Doritos...Favorite movie: “Gladiator”...Favorite sports teams: Boca Juniors and the Argentinian National Team...Favorite color: Blue...Favorite sport other than soccer: Tennis...Person Lucas most admires: Michael Phelps...The thing Lucas admires most about Coach Teach: His persistence...When Lucas was a kid, he tried to be like: Diego Maradona, former Argentine soccer player.