Born in Ghent, Belgium, Lenaerts, 28, begen playing at 9 years old with Gent RFC. After 7 years with the club, he began playing for Lille Métropole Rugby Club. Lenaerts was selected to the U17 and U18 Belgium national sides in 2009 and competed in the FIRA European Championship in Treviso, Italy. The following two years he represented Belgium again on the U19 squad.
After graduating high school, College Paters Jozefieten, Lenaerts joined the academy of Rugby Club Toulonnais, European Champions. He then made his professional debut with the Racing Club Narbonne Méditerranée, a french club who competed in Pro D2, where he assisted the club in winning the championship.
Next, Lenaerts made the move to the US and attended Central Washington University (CWU) earning a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Lenaerts was named an All-American Honorable Mention in the 15’-16’ season before being named a member of the 2017 AIG Collegiate All-American squad where he played as a starter in their second row against Oxford University. During the Spring of ‘16, he helped CWU to Varsity Cup Semi-Finals.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Lenaerts made the move to the MLR. Lenaerts became a member of the Seattle Seawolves in 2017, where he played in 25 games over his 3 seasons with the team. He won two championships with the team, both unforgettable moments.
Following his successful reign with the Seawolves, Lenaerts was signed by the Houston SaberCats for the 2021 season.