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Carrera Lucas

Redshirt Senior
Brooklandville, Md.
St. Paul's School for Girls
High School
Carrera Lucas - Women's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers



  • ACC All-Academic Team
  • All-ACC Tournament Team
  • VaSID All-State First Team
  • 2018 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA National Academic Squad, her fifth time earning the honor
  • Selected to play in the Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Senior Game
  • Two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 23 and Oct. 30
  • NFHCA National Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 24) after making 10 saves on the week in victories over No. 14 Wake Forest and No. 2 Maryland
  • ACC leader in save percentage (.787), ranking fourth in the NCAA
  • ACC leader in saves per game (5.63), ranking 21st in the nation
  • Finished the year with three shutouts, making a career-high 107 saves while posting a career-best 1.52 goals-against average
  • Finished her career with 77 appearances, a 44-22 overall record with 11 shutouts, 339 saves to 120 goals allowed, a 1.81 goals-against average and a .739 save percentage
  • Her 339 career saves ranks No. 7 in program history
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll, her fifth time earning the distinction


  • Competed with the 2017-18 USWNT National Development Squad in a four-game test series against Chile’s Women’s National Team and U19 Junior National Team from May 15-24 in Santiago, Chile
  • Named to the roster for the 2018-19 National Development Squad


  • Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region Second Team
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • VaSID All-State First Team
  • 2017 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • Had two shutouts in the first three games, keeping Fairfield (Aug. 25) and Columbia (Sept. 1) scoreless
  • Made eight saves in the win over No. 1 Duke (Sept. 8)
  • Named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 11) after picking up wins over Duke and Michigan State
  • Had her third shutout of the season against No. 8 Boston College (Sept. 22), making five saves
  • Over the summer, named to the USWNT National Development Squad after attending the Young Women’s National Championship and earning an invitation to Development Squad National Camp


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2016 Longstreth/NFHCA All-South Region Second Team
  • 2016 ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • Started the final 20 games of the season, posting a 14-6 record
  • Second in the ACC in saves per games (5.20)
  • Named the ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 18) after the shutout victory over Syracuse
  • Had her first career shutout in the win over Princeton (Sept. 16) and has added three more since then (Fairfield, Old Dominion, Syracuse)
  • Had a career-high 14 saves against Princeton (Sept. 16)


  • Appeared in 17 games with six starts, amassing a 6-1 record
  • Made her collegiate debut, playing the second half against Drexel (Aug. 28)
  • Made her first career save in her first career start at Rutgers (Sept. 4), also earning her first win
  • Played a scoreless half at Miami (Sept. 13), logging three saves
  • Tallied a season-high eight saves playing the second half and overtime against Old Dominion (Oct. 11)
  • Did not allow a goal in 54:34 of the NCAA first-round game against Delaware, matching her season high with eight saves (Nov. 14)
  • Eighth in the ACC with 52 saves, ranking sixth in saves per game (3.06)
  • 2015 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA National Academic Squad


  • Redshirted for field hockey in the fall, but was a member of the 2015 Cavalier lacrosse team in the spring
  • SGI / NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

High School

  • SGI / NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • At St. Paul’s School for Girls, averaged 14.8 saves per game (266 total saves), saving 82 percent of the shots she faced in her fourth varsity season.
  • 2014 SPSG Athlete of the Year
  • Three-time Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference All-Star
  • 2011 team MVP, 2013 Field Hockey Most Valuable Player Award
  • Baltimore Ravens Athlete of the Week on Dec. 23, 2012
  • Was also a lacrosse goalie, being named a 2013 and 2014 Towson Times Second-Team All-Star and serving as the 2014 team’s captain
  • Also earned three varsity letters in squash and served as team captain in 2014
  • Recipient of the 2014 C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Athletic Service Award


  • Daughter of Carol and Dale Lucas
  • Has two older brothers, Tyler and Garrett
  • Her father, Dale, was a member of the US Bobsled Team from 1976-81
  • Her father runs a competitive BBQ team with the family often traveling around the country with him to competitions
  • Has lived her whole life on a horse farm that specializes in breeding and training thoroughbreds