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24 Derek Luke
Signed with FC Cincinnati in February 2016
2015 All-MAAC First Team
2015 Preseason All-MAAC
2014 All-MAAC Second Team
2014 All-MAAC Championship Team
2011 All-NEC Tournament Team


SENIOR (2015): Earned All-MAAC First Team, Preseason All-MAAC and MAAC All-Academic Team honors… Started all 21 games on the Hawks’ back line, finishing with a team-leading seven assists… Also added a highlight-reel quality goal with a laser from the top-left corner of the 18-yard box into the opposite upper 90 against Quinnipiac (Oct. 10)… Dished out single assists in wins over Howard (Sept. 6), Seton Hall (Sept. 22) and Iona (Nov. 8), while distributing a pair of assists in victories over Siena (Oct. 3) and Niagara (Oct. 24).

JUNIOR (2014): Started all 21 games played at right back, dishing out a team-high six assists… Was named to the All-MAAC Championship Team, while also earning Second Team All-MAAC and Academic All-MAAC honors… Played a pivotal role in the Hawks’ defense’s NCAA Division I Statistical Championships in goals-against average (0.48) and save percentage (.883)… Dished out assists in two of the Hawks’ first three games of the year against UMass Lowell (Aug. 29) and Albany (Sept. 7) and four of the last seven against Rider (Oct. 29), Siena (Nov. 8), Iona (Nov. 14) and Xavier (Nov. 20).

SOPHOMORE (2013):
Returned from injury to start all 20 games on the Hawks back line… A major contributor on a defense that limited opponents to a 0.80 goals-against average overall and MAAC foes to just a 0.25 goals-against average… Also added two assists on the year, at Hofstra and against Saint Peter’s… Earned MAAC All-Academic Team honors.

(2012):
Saw action in two games, both starts, before enduring a season-ending injury that resulted in a redshirt… Fired off two shots, one on goal, in the Hawks’ 1-0 win at Towson.

FRESHMAN (2011): Played in 18 games, including starts in each of the Hawks’ final 16 games of the season … Tied for second on the team with three goals, while finishing fifth in points (7) … Scored the first goal of his collegiate career, the game-winner at Columbia on Sept. 22 … Netted another game-winning goal at Bryant … Staked the Hawks to a 1-0 lead against Central Connecticut in the NEC Tournament Semifinals, beating the keeper from atop the 18-yard box into the upper 90 … Also assisted on the Hawks’ first goal against Fairleigh Dickinson in the NEC Tournament Championship, en route to All-NEC Tournament Team recognition.

BEFORE MONMOUTH:
A versatile midfielder/defender who played at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. The three-year starter was named all-conference, all-county and All-State as a senior. He also played for the PDA Academy Team.


LUKE'S CAREER STATS:

YEAR GP GS SH G A PTS
2011 18 16 32 3 1 7
2012 2 2 2 0 0 0
2013 20 20 27 0 2 2
2014 21 21 31 0 6 6
2015 21 21 13 1 7 9
TOTAL 82 80 105 4 16 24
Position: Defense
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 163
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ
High School: Bridgewater-Raritan
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