Hamline News

Lukas invited to preseason camp with Minnesota's newest professional team

The NSC Minnesota Stars are part of the 12-team U.S. Soccer Federation Division 2 Pro League. Each of the 12 teams will play 30 regular season games. The season will run from the second week of April until early October, with the playoffs to be contested during the following weeks.

The Stars train and play at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota. Today marks the start of their inaugural training camp, and the team begins preseason with 12 rostered players and 23 tryout invitees, including Lukas.

"This is a great honor for Drew to be included in preseason with one of North America's division 2 professional soccer teams." said Hamline head coach Jon Lowery. "He is fully fit, physically capable and determined to continue his career."

Lukas closed out his final season with his third All-MIAC nod. He will graduate from Hamline this spring as one of the best players in school history, holding the school record for career points (73), goals (34), game-winning goals (10), and penalty kicks made (five).

This season Lukas tallied six goals and two assists for 14 points.

To see the NSC Minnesota Stars website, click here.

For the list of 2010 preseason camp invitees, click here.