With their last regular-season road trip behind them, Lucas Stauffer and his teammates will be home the rest of the way.
Every week we spotlight Menace players in our “7 Facts” series. Make sure you’re paying attention – there’s an “alternative fact” in each story.
Let’s get to know defensive midfielder Lucas Stauffer.
1. He is a native of Owensboro, Ky., and he played for Shattuck-St. Mary’s Academy (Minn.) for three years. In 2013, he helped his team reach the United States Soccer Development Academy’s U17/U18 national championship match.
2. He played internationally for Dutch clubs Vitesse and FC Twente in 2012 and Club Vejle BK in 2013.
3. When he was in high school, Lucas also played futsal – a spin-off of soccer that is played with three-man teams on a basketball-style court with no walls and a smaller, low-bouncing ball.
4. Lucas was the youngest player to compete for the U.S. futsal national team and he was part of the squad that won the 2013 Four Nations Futsal Tournament.
5. He earned a spot on the Big East’s 2016 first team as a junior at Creighton.
6. He’s a communications major who plans on pursuing a law degree.
7. Lucas was a late arrival to the 2016 Menace squad. This year, he has started all of the team’s league matches, and he has tallied two assists. He’s ranked 30th on the Premier Development League’s Top Prospects list.
Did you catch this week’s alternative fact? It was number 3… Futsal is a five-man (not three-man) sport.
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Story posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Ann Marie Jaworski