Lucas Almeida enters his second season as an Assistant Coach with the men’s soccer team.
Almeida, spent his collegiate career at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. While there, he was a four-year captain and starter, along with being named to the MCAC First Team All-Conference player all four seasons. He also won Player of the Year in 2012.
In 2013, he led OWU to the NAIA National Tournament and went on to earn NAIA All-American First Team honors. Almeida finished his career with 51 goals and 34 assists in 74 games.
Almeida started coaching in 2014 during his playing time for MS Brilla (PDL) where he coached youth soccer and was the assistant coach for the local high-school team. He currently coaches for MO Rush, holds a USSF license and plans to earn higher certifications.
He currently plays professional soccer for the St. Louis Ambush.
Almeida earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and plans to start his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the near future