Former St. John’s University standout Lucas Bartlett signed with St. Louis CITY SC, the Major League Soccer club announced on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old joined the team on a one-year deal, with two option years in 2024 and 2025.

“Lucas has shown his quality from the first day he came to camp as a trialist,” said St. Louis CITY SC Sporting Director, Lutz Pfannenstiel. “He has incorporated himself well with the guys in the locker room and has shown in his short time here that he has what it takes to compete at this level.”

During preseason camp, Bartlett appeared in matches against the Philadelphia Union, LA Galaxy, New York City FC and Inter Miami CF, scoring a goal in the latter. Prior to camp, he played for FC Dallas after the club selected him sixth overall in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. He primarily saw action at the MLS Next Pro level, logging 13 starts for North Texas SC and helping the team to a third-place finish in the Western Conference.

After beginning his collegiate career at Loyola University Chicago, Bartlett moved to Drake University following his freshman year and was named team captain for each of the next three seasons. The Kansas City, Mo. native went finished his career at St. John’s University, receiving first team All-Big East honors and earning an invitation to the MLS College Showcase after leading the Red Storm to an NCAA Division I Tournament bid.