Luke's friend and Slammers club teammate Kaylee O'Connor missed time and was never quite 100% this year, with a stress fracture in her foot and injured knee. But Luke and the Sea Kings defense, including stopper Hannah Rome, sweeper Sydney Raguse, Alana Hunter and Amanda Stephenson, never skipped a beat. Only once all season did the Sea Kings give up more than one goal, coming when Irvine converted a penalty kick just before the end of the game.
"Lindsey's technical ability to get the ball is phenomenal," Middleton said. "She has a fast reaction time and she knows how to position herself. Besides being a phenomenal goalkeeper, it was her communication this year with our defense and, as a whole, our team … She showed great leadership … Everyone on the team was on the same page because she was directing the flow of traffic."
Luke had fun throughout. Early in the season she was an all-tournament selection at the Butch Lee Memorial tournament in San Diego. She played some of her best soccer in the postseason as well, making 15 saves in a CIF second-round shootout win over Los Alamitos.