Men's Soccer


AS A SENIOR: Will return to the central midfield as a starter for the Irish in 2004 •spent the second semester of the 2003-04 school year and the summer of `04 studying abroad in Brazil •a good athlete and techincally sound passer • a heady player with a goodknowledge of the game • has a good repertoire of short and long passes.

AS A JUNIOR: Started his first 14 contests as a full-time player in Notre Dame's midfield during the 2003 season • ended the season with two assists for two total points • both assists came at key times during the season • cleared a late corner kick by St. John's in the BIG EAST Championship match in Storrs, Conn., enabling teammate Chad Riley to out race the Red Storm defense and put away an insurance goal with less than a minute to play in Notre Dame's 2-0 victory • assisted Justin Detter's goal, the first of the contest, in Notre Dame's 4-1 victory over UW-Milwaukee in the second round of the NCAA Championship • started 13 of the first 14 games of the season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Came off the bench for all 21 of Notre Dame's games in 2002 • finished the season with three goals (six points) • tallied the game-winning goal 3:36 into the first overtime session in 1-0 road win at No. 15 Boston College • scored the first two goals of his collegiate career in the Irish's 5-1 victory over Providence • netted his first career goal at the 51:19 mark of the contest off an assist from Chad Riley and then scored his second goal, also assisted by Riley, at the 52:31 mark to give the Irish a 4-0 lead in the contest • named to the all-tournament team at the Diadora Challenge • selected to College Soccer News' Team of the Week for the week of October 14.

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in nine games coming off the bench in 2001 • saw action in his first collegiate game coming off the bench against Georgetown in the Irish's 3-1 victory • also played in BIG EAST contests against West Virginia, Boston College, Providence, and Syracuse and in wins over Indiana and IUPUI • saw action in Notre Dame's BIG EAST quarterfinal matchup with Georgetown • played in NCAA tournament game vs. Maryland.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tallied 25 goals and 30 assists in three years of varsity high school action • scored 15 goals and recorded 14 assists as a senior • scored the game-winning goal in 1-0 defeat of second-ranked Mater Dei • served as team captain in his senior season • led Santa Margarita to 2000 national championship as well as two state championships • earned Serra League MVP honors in his senior season as well as first-team all-conference honors in his final two seasons • finished his career as a three-time all-conference honoree • was a starter for the 2000 state championship team • first-team all-California Interscholastic Federation as a junior and senior • three-year member of the Olympic Development Program • played for the Irvine Strikers club team • 2000 State Cup finalist for Irvine Strikers • also helped that squad win the Long Island Showcase championship • two-year high scorer for West Coast FC • hails from the same area the same high school as teammate Brian Jarvis and attended same high school as women's soccer player Lauren Kent • National Honor Society and received National Merit Scholar commendation • born Feb. 25, 1983 • earned Dean's List honors in fall of 2001 and was named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team for the 2001-02 school year • born January 25, 1983 • son of Martha Boughen • enrolled as an anthropology and psychology major in the College of Arts and Letters.

Luke Boughen
Luke  Boughen


San Juan Capistrano, CA

High School:
Santa Margarita

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 169



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