Rider soccer feels “Luckie” to get Nottingham’s Pat in goal

Pat Luckie signs with Rider

Nottingham’s standout soccer goalie, Patrick Luckie, recently committed to continue his education and soccer career at Rider University. (Photo by Wes “The Media Mogul” Kirkpatrick)  

Joining the signing celebration are (front row, from left), are grandmother Joan Dougherty, father Terry, Pat, mother Lori, sister Kiera; (back row) Principal Frank Ragazzo, head coach Mike “Bullet Head” Braender, Athletic Director Jon “Big Dawg” Adams and Academic Advisor Ramona Chell.

Nottingham Goalie Pat Luckie. Photo by Michael A. Sabo

Rider coach Charlie Inverso said of Luckie’s addition to his program, “The first time I ever saw Pat he was a freshman and he had a  fantastic game against Steinert. We had been tracking him ever since. Everybody tells me what a great kid he is. He’s  got a high ceiling for improvement, so we’re looking forward to having him.”

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.