Lauren Lukis, a 1999 graduate of Clark University who began her collegiate career at Bentley, is in her 13th year as head coach of the women’s soccer program in 2015. Lukis has led Bentley two berths in the NE-10 playoffs in the 2003 and 2007 seasons. She has been a great stewardess and mentor towards the young athletes that compete for the women’s soccer team. Coach Lukis oversees training sessions, day-to-day operations, and plays a major part in recruiting.
In 2004, Lukis competed with the Massachusetts Select Team in the Regional Tournament in Binghamton, N.Y. She was chosen to the Region I team for her work in Binghamton and was named captain of the team, which participated in the U.S. Soccer Festival in Milwaukee. Her success on the field continued as a member of the Senior Select Women’s Soccer Team. She led the team to four straight Region I titles, the most recent coming in 2008, and she earned Most Valuable Player honors in the 2005 Region I Tournament. Lukis and her Massachusetts teammates also represented Region I at the Donnelly Cup in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
As a result of her outstanding play during the Region I tournament in 2005, Lukis was named to the USASA National Select Team (also known as the USA National “B” Team). She was one of just 36 players to make the squad and participate in the USASA National Select Team Camp, which was held in July 2005 at the Home Depot Center.In the summer of 2009, she was a member of the Boston Aztecs of the WPSL and the Boston Breakers’ reserve squad.