Peter Lechak

Peter Lechak

Seattle United is pleased to welcome Peter Lechak as the new Goalkeeping Director. He will be making exciting changes to the GK program that will carry significant benefits for all our goalkeepers. Coach Lechak’s qualifications include a USSF National “A” License and a NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma. Peter holds a B.S. in Business Economics from the University of South Florida.

Lechak is entering his 4th season as Assistant Coach for Pacific Lutheran University’s Mens Soccer program. During his tenure, he has helped the GKs post a 1.2 GAA and 19 Shutouts. Three year starting GK Joe Rayburn will return for his senior year with a career 1.09 GAA and 13 shutouts. In 2011 PLU went 15-4-0 on the season making a NCAA Division III National Tournament appearance. Lechak’s youth coaching experience includes; coaching with WA State EPD (Elite Player Development) Program for the past 5 years; in his current roles as Head Coach of the 96 age group for 2 years and the EPD Girl’s Goalkeeper Director for 3 years. He will be coming to us from Highline Premier FC where he has been the Goalkeeping Director for 4 years.

He is from Connecticut, where he played club soccer with West Hartford Premier and he was a member of the CT ODP (Olympic Development Program) State Team for 5 years, a 3 year member for the Region 1 ODP pool and a 2 year member for the Region 1 ODP Team. With Region 1, he traveled to Germany where he had the opportunity to play against top level european clubs. Peter played at Hall High School where he was a 4 year starter, selected as team captain, and rewarded as NSCAA All State Team and NSCAA All New England. Lechak played intercollegiately at Division 1 University of Connecticut whom earned a NCAA Elite Eight appearance and a Big East Championship. Lechak transferred to Division 1 University of South Florida to finish his collegiate career where he was rewarded with All Tournament honors. Post graduation, he played Semi-professionally for the Seattle Wolves FC.

Qualifications/Education
USSF “A” License
NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma (Level 3)
Bachelor of Science, Business Economics, University of South Florida

Coaching Experience
2010 – Present Pacific Lutheran University Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach
2010 – Present Sounders/WA State EPD Girl’s Goalkeeper Director
2011 – Present Sounders/WA State EPD Girl’s ’96 Head Coach
2009 – 2013   Highline Premier FC Director of Goalkeeping/Head Coach
2011 – 2012   US Soccer Training Center Staff Coach
2009 – 2011   Sounders/WA State EPD RTC/Girl’s ‘94 Staff Coach
2009               John F. Kennedy HS Varsity Boys’ Soccer Assistant Coach
2006 – 2009   DOS FC Staff/Academy/Assistant GK Coach
1999 – 2000   West Hartford Premier Assistant/GK Coach (CT)

Playing Experience
2007 – 2009   Seattle Wolves FC (Semi-Professional)
2003 – 2005   University of South Florida
2001 – 2003   University of Connecticut
2000 – 2002   ODP Region 1 Team
1999 – 2002   ODP Region 1 Pool
1996 – 2001   ODP Connecticut State Team
1993 – 2001   West Hartford Premier Wolves (CT)
1997 – 2001   Hall High School Varsity Soccer (CT)

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