Nick Lucena attended Florida State University, where he graduated with a degree in Sport Management. He made his AVP main draw debut in 2003 at Belmar, where he partnered with Phil Dalhausser. Lucena has three AVP tournament wins to his name, with his first coming in 2005.
In 2008, Lucena was named both the AVP’s Most Improved Player and Best Defensive Player. During the 2008 season, Lucena ended the year with 16 AVP top-5 finishes. In 2013, Lucena teamed with Theo Brunner and found some success, winning at Huntington Beach and ending the season with five top-3 finishes. Lucena has also found success internationally with sixteen top-5 finishes in FIVB competition.
2015: For the first time since 2005, Lucena reunited with Dalhausser. In their three AVP tournaments together, they lost just two matches. They finished second, then won in Manhattan Beach, then placed third. Lucena ended the year with the most kills per set on Tour (7.34) and was fifth in digs per set (4.88). On the FIVB Tour Lucena played eight times with Brunner, earning his first medal, a bronze, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Lucena and Dalhausser played five FIVB tournaments together, getting three silvers (including two in the U.S.) and one gold medal.