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Student-Athlete Feature: Luca Nicastro

Student-Athlete Feature: Luca Nicastro

Though no events or games are taking place this fall on campus, St. Bonaventure student-athletes still have great stories to tell. During the fall semester, GoBonnies.com will feature members from each of our 17 Division I teams – how they're adjusting to the new norms of campus life, preparing for the upcoming seasons and more.

In this edition, we feature men's soccer sophomore Luca Nicastro.

Nicastro enters his second year with the St. Bonaventure men's soccer program and looks to build off a successful freshman campaign. In his first year with the team, Nicastro played in 14 games and made seven starts. He netted his first career goal in a 4-2 victory over Howard and also added a pair of assists on the season.

A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Nicastro played over 500 minutes in his debut season.

Nicastro is studying marketing at St. Bonaventure.

Why did you choose St. Bonaventure?
I chose St. Bonaventure because I saw the potential in the men's soccer program and saw myself playing a role in the team's future.

What is keeping you motivated now that your season has moved to the spring?
I am trying to stay motivated with the potential restart of college athletics and having a chance to continue to train with the team to reach our goals.

How did you and the team stay connected during the beginning of quarantine and during the summer?
Technology kept us connected with team Zoom calls and one-on-one meetings with coaches through FaceTime.

What has it been like adjusting to the new way of life at St. Bonaventure?
The new way of life at Bonaventure is a little different than normal, but the school is doing a great job at keeping us all safe.

What did you do over the summer to keep in shape?
I practiced every morning with top caliber players from home and at night I would do my own training and running routine.

What is some advice you would give to your fellow Bonnies?
Enjoy the experience of the University and try to expand your horizons as much as possible.

Did you develop any new hobbies during quarantine?
I decided to make my Nonna proud and became a pretty sick cook.

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