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Lucas Jones '23 Recruiting Profile

ASU Preparatory AcademyTempe, AZMen's Soccer
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ClubSan Francisco Glens Academy
Height6'0"
Weight155lbs
Primary PositionGoalkeeper
Secondary PositionDefensive Midfielder
Dominant FootBoth
Mile Time5:45.0

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Personal Statement

[NOTE:   In December 2021, I had to return to San Francisco and to my family due to personal family reasons.  As a result, I had to withdraw from Barca Academy in Arizona.  The training and opportunity I had at Barca was excellent and I miss my teammates and coaches.  Upon returning to San Francisco, I was accepted to the San Francisco Glens Academy MLS Next U19 program and am now playing as the starting goalie during the MLS Next winter season.]

Ever since I first touched a soccer ball, I have wanted to play professional soccer.  It all started when my older brother started playing the sport. We would go to the field and he would make me play goalkeeper.  Although I hated playing goalkeeper at the time, I quickly developed a fondness and great appreciation for the beautiful, unique position.   My older brother and his teammates trying to kick the ball past me made me tougher. Since then, I have constantly pushed myself to become a better player on the field and in the goal.  I have always been willing to do more and work harder than the people close to my level.  And for the those who are above my level, I have always treated them with respect and learned from their gameplay.  A coach once told me that the best goalkeepers watch other goalkeepers and incorporate things they learn into their style of gameplay. 

At age 10, I joined a U.S. Soccer Development Academy team.  It was extremely demanding as we had to travel all over northern California to play other DA teams.  I loved it.  It also required me to play up an age group.  Ever since then, I have played with kids older and bigger.   As I got bigger and better, I have been asked to guest play for teams that were two or three years older than me.    Unlike most goalies, I consider myself to be technically as capable as all the other players on my team.  I want the ball at my feet and I want to be able to start the attack from the back.     

My hard work and determination in soccer has also paid off academically. Though I did not realize this until recently, school is just as important, if not more important than soccer. I had to learn this through strife and numerous obstructions. Through these difficulties, I learned that failure is ok and I developed a work ethic like no other kid my age. 

My coaches tell me I have good instincts, that I am a team leader and if I continue to work hard, there's no limit to how far I can go.   One coach said that in his 30 years of coaching, he's never seen a goalie as capable and skilled as me.   I have prepared my entire life to play at the highest level and I will continue to work until I make it there.   

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity
  • 1 year
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Team Awards
  • Conference Champs, Sectional Champs, Regional 2nd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience
  • 6 seasons
  • 2022 San Francisco Glens Academy (MLS Next Winter-Spring 2022)
  • U19 MLS Next 2022 Winter Season.
  • 2022 San Francisco Glens Academy (MLS Next 2022-23)
  • U19 MLS Next
  • 2021 Barca Academy (Pre-Academy U18 and U19)
  • Joined the Barca Academy in Arizona in August 2021.
  • 2020 San Francisco Glens Academy 04 NPL (NPL 1 (and Champions League))
  • Starting goalie for NPL 1 team. California return to play did not happen until March 2021. Since March 2020, there have been no competitive games in California. This 04 NPL team was accepted to the 2021 Dallas Cup, but was not allowed to travel due to California Covid Restrictions.
  • 2019 San Francisco Glens Academy 04 (NPL 1)
  • Starting goalie for San Francisco Glens 04 NPL team.
  • 2018 San Francisco Elite Academy (NPL)
  • Starting goalie on Development Academy team (2016-2017) and on NPL academy team (2017-2018)

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Antonio Medina

Events

  • Camp/Event
  • MLS Next Flex
  • 5/12/23 to 5/15/23
  • We have qualified for MLS Next Flex U19 tournament. I'm the starting GK and based upon GA/M ratio, in the top 7 of all U19 teams.
  • Camp/Event
  • MLS Next Fest
  • 12/02/22 to 12/05/22
  • Playing in the U19 bracket
  • Camp/Event
  • Surf Cup
  • 11/25/22 to 11/27/22
  • Camp/Event
  • SuperCupNI
  • 7/24/22 to 7/29/22
  • I participated in one of the most prestigious youth tournaments in the world, the StaotSports SuperCupNI, formerly the Milk Cup. Only 16 clubs around the globe for the Premier Section (2004-05) are invited each year. Previous clubs include Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Chelsea, Club America, River Plate, UNAM Pumas, Celtic and Rangers. This was a great experience playing against some of the top youth clubs and youth teams in the UK and Ireland.
  • Camp/Event
  • MLS Next Cup
  • 6/25/22 to 6/29/22
  • Finalist, U19 MLS Next Cup Playoff, losing 0-1 to New England Revolution
  • Camp/Event
  • MLS Next Fest
  • 5/13/22 to 5/16/22
  • San Francisco Glens U19 MLS Next team was 2-0-1 in the 4 day event.
  • Camp/Event
  • Winter MLS Next Season
  • 12/10/21 to 3/05/22
  • Wrapping up winter MLS Next Season, SF Glens U19 were 6-1 - best record in the league with best goal differential. I had 3 clean sheets and yielded only 4 goals over 7 games.
  • Camp/Event
  • Arsenal Challenge
  • 10/09/21 to 10/10/21
  • I'm playing for Barca Academy's U19 squad.
  • Camp/Event
  • Tuzo's Tournament
  • 9/10/21 to 9/12/21
  • Having spent the last 8 weeks recovering from Mono, this was be my first chance to play with my Barca team in the Tuzo's Challenge Tournament 2021. I played up an age group (in U18 bracket) and we won. I had a clean sheet for the games I played.
  • Camp/Event
  • College Soccer Academy ID Camp
  • 7/16/21 to 7/16/21
  • Camp/Event
  • AX Soccer College ID Camp
  • 7/09/21 to 7/09/21
  • Really enjoyed AX Soccer's camp in Palo Alto and meeting Coach Wilson from Berkeley and Coach Timm from FIU. Had a really good day and looking forward to College Soccer Academy's ID Camp in Orinda, CA on July 16
  • Camp/Event
  • Elite College ID Camp
  • 6/30/21 to 6/30/21
  • Attended Elite College ID Camp to meet coaches from UCLA, UCSB, San Diego State and Occidental College. Will post highlight video when available.
  • Camp/Event
  • Surf Cup
  • 11/29/19 to 12/01/19
  • Played with San Francisco Glens Academy 04 team. Finished first in Group D
  • Camp/Event
  • Donosti Cup
  • 7/07/19 to 7/14/19
  • Played for both San Francisco Glens Academy 04 and 05 teams. 04 team progressed to quarter-finals.
  • Camp/Event
  • Gothia Cup
  • 7/15/18 to 7/22/18
  • Played on San Francisco Seals FC combined 04/05 team.

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High School Information

StateArizona
Phone(602) 496-3322

Academic Accomplishments

Are you in honor classes?
Yes.
Are you in AP/IB classes?
No
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

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