Lucas Paulini - 2011-04-16 - Atlanta Silverbacks
|Full name||Lucas Paulini|
|Date of birth||March 19, 1989|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 April 2016|
College and Amateur
Paulini moved from his native Argentina to the United States in 2007 when he was offered a college soccer scholarship to Tusculum College. He scored seven goals and picked up 10 assists in his freshman year at Tusculum, on his way to being named the South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year, and to the All-South Atlantic Conference First Team. He was named to the All-South Atlantic Conference first team and the All-Region Division II second team as a sophomore in 2008, before transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University prior to his senior year.
Paulini turned professional in 2011 when he signed with Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League. He made his professional debut on April 9, 2011 in a game against the NSC Minnesota Stars Atlanta announced on November 8, 2011 that Paulini would return for the 2012 season.