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.