Simon Lekressner

Simon Lekressner
Simon Lekressner
Simon Lekressner
Defender
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Real Name: Simon Lekressner
HT: 5' 8" WT: 155
Pronunciation: leh-KRESS-nerr
Age: 22 (09/01/1998)
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington
Hometown: Bellevue, Washington

Updated August 11, 2020

AT A GLANCE:

  • Selected by New England with the 30th-overall pick in the second round of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.
  • Defender played four years at the University of California, totaling 65 appearances from 2016-19.
  • Named the 2019 Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year and a first-team Pac-12 All-Academic Team selection in 2017 and 2018.
  • Recognized as the U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s Player of the Year for the West region, and named to the Best XI for the 2014-15 season.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Selected by New England with the 30th-overall pick in the second round of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft…Spent the 2020 MLS Preseason with the Revolution first team, logging 180 minutes over three games and an additional 45 minutes in a scrimmage against the University of Portland…Joined the San Francisco Glens SC of USL League Two for the 2019 season but did not see action.

2020: Started the opening match this season before suffering a season-ending knee injury… (7/25) vs. OMA: Started and played 45 minutes in 0-0 draw in club’s inaugural match…

COLLEGE (CALIFORNIA): Played four seasons at the University of California…Featured at striker before transitioning to outside back…Totaled 65 appearances and 35 starts in collegiate career from 2016-19…Recorded seven goals and five assists…As a senior in 2019, posted career highs with five goals, 12 points, and two game-winning goals…Named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and the USC All-Far West Region Second Team in 2019…Named the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2019 after earning Pac-12 All-Academic First Team honors in 2018.

PERSONAL: Native of Bellevue, Wash. …Attended Issaquah High School in a suburb east of Seattle, Wash. …Was a team captain and scored 31 goals in 29 games on the U-15/16 US Soccer Development Academy team as a forward…Named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Youth All-American team in 2015…Named the United States Development Academy Player of the Year for the West region and was a Best XI selection in 2014-15.


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