TAMPA, Fla. – Nicole Lukic, head coach of Minnesota Aurora FC has been named USL W League Coach of the Year after leading her team to an impressive 11-0-1 record (34 points) for the regular season.
Lukic’s team has won eleven consecutive matches, with the streak dating back to June 2nd. Throughout the regular season Minnesota showcased a well-balanced attack, netting 35 goals by 13 different goal scorers. Minnesota’s defense was
also huge for the team’s success this season, only allowing eight goals against and recording five shutouts. The staunch defense only allowed opponents to score more than one goal on a single occasion.
Lukic’s Minnesota team won the Heartland Division and clinched a playoff berth for the inaugural USL W League playoffs, where the team has won both its quarterfinal and semifinal matchups in front of sellout crowds.