|Hometown:||Santa Monica, Calif.|
|High School:||Crossroads School|
2016: Started 12 of the 14 games he appeared in… Tallied assists against Cornell and Hartford… Played all 110 minutes in ties with Harvard and Princeton… Recipient of the team’s Frank Dunne Most Improved Player Award.
2015: Appeared in all 17 games and made 11 starts… One of seven players to play more than 1,000 minutes.
High School: Three-time first team all-league selection at the Crossroads School… Scored 21 goals and had six assists in 19 games as a senior… Named to 2014 All-CIF Southern Section Div. 5 first team… CIF Southern Section 2015 Male Student Athlete of the Year… Selected team MVP in his senior year and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior… Helped Crossroads to the 2011 Div. III Southern California state championship… Team won league title in sophomore year… Also played tennis and was the captain of both the soccer and tennis teams as a senior.
Club Soccer Info: Played club soccer for Santa Monica United B96 Blue, which had a national ranking of 13th… Club finished first in the Southern California National Premier League and was a semifinalist in the National Premier League Tournament.
ODP Information: Top 25 in Region IV B97 Invite Only Camp in Oregon… Played for Region IV in the Inter-Regional Tournament in Sarasota, Fla.
Personal: Son of Michael Kirby and Aimee Wolfson, who are both Yale graduates… Father played football and rowed heavyweight crew and mother was a women's squash player… Founder and President of Crossroads Architecture, Design, Engineering Club… Took part in the Crossroads Mentor Program.
3 QUESTIONS FOR KIRBY
Who is your biggest soccer influence and why?
My high school coach Federico Bianchi. Since I met him when I was an 11-year-old at soccer camp, Federico has always been an incredible mentor in both soccer and life. Fed is a former college soccer star. I have always admired his technical and tactical skill, but his character off the field made him a true role model in all respects.
Do you have an idol or hero?
Louis Sullivan, Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Gehry (my neighbor in Santa Monica) and of course Francesco Totti.
Why did you select Yale?
The Yale community has always challenged and inspired me. As a child of two active Yale alumni, I have made lifelong friends at reunions and volunteering with the Yale Alumni Service Corps. Yale's unique interdisciplinary resources at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the CEID and throughout the university are the perfect combination for my academic passions. The opportunity to play soccer at such a university is a dream come true.
Coach Stannard on Kirby: "Lucas is one of the very select few that was admitted to Yale on his own and with both parents having been athletes at Yale, this is a dream come true for him. I can't be happier to work with him and I'm really excited to see what Lucas is capable of becoming here once he is in our daily environment. He has scored some of the best goals I have ever seen on video and can strike a ball as well as anyone I have worked with. He has the potential to really grow and thrive here and I won't be surprised if he is competing for minutes sooner than later."
|Oct 22||Penn||L, 3-0|
|Oct 25||at Hartford||L, 2-1|
|Oct 29||Columbia||L, 1-0|
|Nov 2||Saint Joseph's||W, 3-1|
|Nov 5||at Brown||L, 3-1|
|Nov 12||Princeton||T, 1-1|
|Sep 5||at Michigan||T, 2-2||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 10||Sacred Heart||W, 2-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 14||at Quinnipiac||L, 2-0||-||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Sep 17||Lafayette||L, 2-0||-||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Sep 24||at New Hampshire||L, 3-0||1||0||0||0||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 1||at Harvard||T, 3-3||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Oct 8||at Dartmouth||L, 2-0||1||0||0||0||2||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 11||Connecticut||L, 1-0||1||0||0||0||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 16||at Cornell||W, 3-0||1||0||1||1||2||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 19||at Michigan St.||L, 2-0||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Oct 22||Penn||L, 3-0||1||0||0||0||2||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 25||at Hartford||L, 2-1||1||0||1||1||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 29||Columbia||L, 1-0||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Nov 2||Saint Joseph's||W, 3-1||1||0||0||0||2||.000||0-0||0|
|Nov 5||at Brown||L, 3-1||1||0||0||0||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Nov 12||Princeton||T, 1-1||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|