Luchini opens spring campaign with first Offensive Player of the Week nod

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BETHLEHEM, PA. – For the fifth time in his career, junior striker Josh Luchini has been named Patriot League attacking player of the week, announced by the league office on Tuesday morning. In addition, he was inducted into Top Drawer Soccer’s national team of the week.

Luchini, who made his spring debut against Bucknell on Saturday, scored a goal on all three shots he scored for his second career hat-trick to lead the Mountain Hawks to a 4-1 win over the bison at the Ulrich Sports Complex .

Luchini was named the Third All-American and Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year in 2019 and played in his first game since fighting Pitt in the first round of the NCAA tournament in November 2019.

In 41 career games at Lehigh, he has collected 20 career goals and 46 career points. His first decisive goal of the season happens to be the 10th of his career, as he has led the Patriot League in this category in the last two seasons.

Luchini was added to the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List prior to the start of the season.

The Mountain Hawks, now 1-1 a year and currently runner-up behind American in the South Division, will face Loyola Maryland on Saturday at 1pm

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