|| Josh Lukens
As a Junior in 2000:
Fashioned one of the best seasons by a setter in Stanford history ... Led the nation and set a school record with an average of 20.07 assists per game ... Finished with 1,646 assists, the second-highest single-season total in the Cardinal record books ... Reached the 100-assist plateau on three different occasions ... Also was second on the squad with a .414 hitting percentage (53 kills and 12 errors in 99 total attempts) ... Only Cardinal to play in all 82 games of the season ... Had a fine all-around game against national power Pepperdine on Feb. 17 with 98 assists, seven digs, five total blocks and a .667 hitting percentage ... Dished out 82 and 87 assists, respectively, in consecutive four-game victories over UC Irvine (Feb. 17) and Pacific (Feb. 22) ... At No. 8 Hawaii on Mar. 24, torched the Rainbows for 106 assists, 12 digs and four kills in just three games ... Led the Cardinal to a five-game upset victory over then-No. 1 Long Beach State on Apr. 1, handing out 100 assists with nine digs ... Racked up 107 assists, a career high and the fourth-highest single-match total in Stanford annals, in a four-game match at No. 14 UC Santa Barbara on Apr. 16 ... Closed out the campaign with an 84-assist, eight-dig performance at Pepperdine ... Averaged 91.8 assists over his last five matches (20.86 per game).
As a Sophomore in 1999:
Started 10 of the team's last 11 matches ... Reached the 70-assists mark six times ... Posted three double-doubles: 72 assists, 10 digs vs. Long Beach State (Feb. 26); a season-high 99 assists, 13 digs at San Diego State (Mar. 24); 84 assists, 11 digs at UC Irvine (Apr. 17) ... Averaged 17.23 assists per game while starting.
As a Freshman in 1998:
Appeared in 21 matches, handing out 1,265 assists ... Also contributed 52 block assists ... Posted 104 assists against Loyola Marymount on Feb. 21 and hit the 100-assist mark in a win at Pacific (Jan. 31) ... Recorded at least 75 assists seven times on the season ... Averaged 16.87 assists per game.
Played on the 1997 Junior National Team that traveled to Guatemala.
High School Information:
Prepped at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, Calif. ... In 1997, led the Sundevils to their second consecutive Palomar League title and CIF Division I Championship match ... Along the way, became one the of the most highly decorated athletes in school history, taking home CIF and Palomar League Player of the Year honors ... Named the 1997 San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team Captain (Spring Sports) and Mt. Carmel's Spring Athlete of the Year ... In 1996, guided the Sundevils to the CIF Division I title en route to CIF co-Player of the Year and first team All-Palomar League honors ... Played for the Seaside Volleyball Club in 1997, capturing four invitationals ... Named MVP of the Junior Nationals tournament after leading Seaside to a title-match victory over the Santa Cruz Nike Club, which featured current teammates Brad Griffith and Dan Zhang.
Parents are Mark and Sonia Lukens ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.
Year G K E TA Pct. A SA DIG BS BA TOT
1998 75 41 14 85 .818 1265 26 93 7 52 59.0
1999 45 25 11 58 .241 713 14 65 3 31 34.0
2000 82 53 12 99 .414 1646 20 158 4 56 60.0
Totals 202 119 37 242 .339 3624 60 316 14 139 153.0
Getting to Know Josh Lukens
Favorite Movie: Grosse Pointe Blank
Favorite Book: The Hobbit
Favorite Non-Volleyball Activity: Skateboarding and playing frisbee
Favorite Class at Stanford: Mechanical Systems Design
Best Thing About Stanford: The diversity - it has so much to offer
Stanford Men's Volleyball Is: The best activity I could be doing at Stanford