|Birthday||September 22, 1979|
Nick Lucena attended Florida State University, where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management. Nick and Phil Dalhausser started and ended their careers together – Nick made his AVP Main Draw debut in 2003 at Belmar with Phil. Nick now has 16 AVP tournament wins to his name, with his first coming in 2005. Lucena was named both the AVP’s Most Improved Player and Best Defensive Player in 2008. After partnering up with Phil again in 2015, the best friends found major success on both the AVP and FIVB Tours. They qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Tokyo 2020 Games.
Nick is married to former AVP pro and current FSU Beach Volleyball Head Coach Brooke Niles, and they have three children – Gunner, Cole, and Ryder. Nick technically retired in 2022 to assist his wife at FSU, but he can’t get enough of the AVP. He’s set to play one or more tournaments in 2023.