|High School:||Elder HS|
As a freshman (2011): Played and started in 24 matches…Led the team with 63 blocks and 22 service aces…Second with 140 kills, averaging 1.73 per set…Recorded at least seven kills on 12 occasions…Back-to-back performances with eight kills and a .412 hitting percentage against Lancaster Bible (Jan. 21) and City College of New York (Jan. 22)…Seven kills on nine swings (.778 hitting percentage) against King (Feb. 8)…Posted seven kills and a season-high six blocks against No. 11 Penn State (Feb. 19)…Notched seven kills on eight swings (.875 hitting percentage) against Philadelphia Biblical (Mar. 14)…Tallied a season-high 11 kills against Mount Olive (Apr. 2) to go along with a .476 hitting percentage…Posted nine kills against King (Apr. 5).
High School: Graduated from Elder High School in Cincinnati, Ohio…Coached by Sean Tierney…Member of state championship team in 2008 and 2010…Second-team all-state in 2010.
Personal: Born on July 10, 1991 in Cincinnati, Ohio…Son of John and Elaine Lucas…Has one brother, Mark, and one sister, Annie…Mark attends Thomas More College for basketball, while sister Annie attends Northern Kentucky University for volleyball…Played club volleyball for Cincy Classics, coached by Sandy Grannen…Majoring in graphic communication with a minor in education…Plans to travel and play more volleyball.
More about John: Favorite book: “Killer Angles”…Favorite midnight snack: Cheez-its…Favorite movies: The “Rocky” series, “300”, and “Top Gun”…Favorite musical artists: Hollywood Undead, Breaking Benjamin, Rage Against the Machine and Lupe Fiasco…Favorite song: “Far From Home”, by Five Finger Death Punch…Favorite sports teams: Boston Celtics and Cleveland Browns…Favorite athlete: Former Boston Celtics and Hall of Famer Larry Bird…John’s most memorable moment in sports: Winning state championship his senior year…John’s advice to kids: “Play more volleyball”…Favorite color: Green…Favorite food: Well-Done steak…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Paintball…People John most admires: His grandpa, father and brother…Best advice John has ever been given: “Have fun, it’s just a game”…The toughest player John has ever played against: Tommy Rouse of Ball State University…What people don’t know about John: He really likes to sit and do nothing…When John was a kid, he tried to be like: His brother.