PETERSEN SIGNS WITH INDIANA UNIVERSITY- PURDUE UNIVERSITY – INDIANPOLIS ( IUPUI )
Former Massapequa “Raptors” player and current Captain of the Massapequa “Barnsley” NPL Team Cameron Petersen has committed to play soccer for IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University – Indianapolis) under new head coach Brian Barnett. The Division 1 program competes in the Summit League.
Coach Richard Nuttall said “Cameron Petersen has been one of my all time favorite players here at Masssapequa SC – he is a wonderful young man, understated and quiet off the field but truly a warrior on the field. He is driven focused and intense. Wherever he goes I know he will succeed athletically, professionally and personally. I wish him all the very best”
IUPUI Head Coach Brian Barnett said “I am excited for Cameron to join the IUPUI family. Cameron has made great strides in his development as a player in the last year and I know his best soccer as a player remains ahead. He will bring a tremendous work rate into our program and his versatility to play in multiple positions is fantastic. And I know we are getting a high character young man which is vital to our first recruiting class at IUPUI.” Assistant Coach and Brooklyn Native Ronnie Bouemboue who scouted Petersen a number of times while playing with Massapequa SC said “I am excited to have Cameron on board here at IUPUI. His work ethic and dedication to contribute to the overall success of the team is like no other. I had the pleasure of watching him play a few times in various positions, each time he has accepted the challenges and showed to be a coachable player. Most of all, I am excited about the high character Cameron brings as part of our first recruiting class here at IUPUI. I believe he has a very good understand of what it takes to be a student-athlete and I have no doubt that he will make positive contributions not only to the soccer program, but to the university as a whole and we are grateful to Coach Nuttall”
About IUPUI-Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is Indiana’s premier urban public research university a public research university. Belonging to the university systems of both Indiana University and Purdue University, it is the result of a merger in 1969 of the Purdue Indianapolis Extension Center and Indiana University Indianapolis. The IUPUI Jaguars compete in the NCAA's Division I in The Summit League. Indianapolis hosted the 1987 Pan American Games adding world class sports facilities to the IUPUI campus including the IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium which is also host for the NASL ‘s Indy Eleven and the Indiana University Natatorium the largest indoor pool complex in the United States. Also with its exclusive partnership with the National Institute for Fitness and Sport IUPUI athletes have unlimited excess to their facility.Ranked among the Top 200 "National Universities", and ranked 7th for "Up and Coming School", IUPUI was also recognized for its first-year experience, learning communities and efforts to help veterans and active-duty service members by U.S.News & World Report. For 13 consecutive years, U.S.News has highlighted IUPUI for offering programs that help ensure a positive collegiate experience for new freshman and undergraduates. . IUPUI is among the top 20 campuses in the nation for graduate professional degrees conferred.