Nov. 10, 2011
Long Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State will play its final home game of the season, today at the Campus Pool, against UCLA. This will be the last time senior Aleksandar Petrovic will play in front of the home 49er fans.
In 2011, he has appeared in 23 games, scoring a career high 48 goals. He has 135 career goals to date, placing him 20th on the list of all time goal scorers at Long Beach State. He scored a career high six goals in a loss against UC Irvine and also has two games of five goals scored and four times this year he has scored four goals in a match.
In 2010, Petrovic scored 30 goals in 21 games, which was second highest on the team. He scored multiple goals in six games, and scored a goal in 18 of the teams 21 games. He was the team's leading scorer in four different games. He had a season high three goals in three separate games.
In 2009, he was named honorable mention All- MPSF scoring 35 goals in 21 games during his first season at LBSU. He led the 49ers in scoring 13 times, scoring at least three goals four times.
In 2008, he scored 22 goals as freshman for the 49ers.
Prior to joining the 49ers, Petrovic played for the junior national team in Serbia from 2003-2008. He won gold medals with the national team at tournaments in Zagreb (Croatia), Izmir (turkey), Syros (Greece) and Koper (Slovenia).
Petrovic, from Nis, Serbia, studied political science during his career, and has become a great scoring defensemen for Long Beach State.
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