Bethlehem Steel FC Sign Lehigh University's Jamie Luchini

Bethlehem Steel FC Sign Lehigh University's Jamie Luchini

Wexford native, Lehigh University’s leading goalscorer from 2013 and 14, joins Steel FC

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (April 6, 2016) —Bethlehem Steel FC have signed Lehigh University forward Jamie Luchini, the club announced Wednesday.

“We are very happy to be adding a player who recently represented Lehigh University and proved dangerous in front of goal during his college career,” Bethlehem Steel FC head coach Brendan Burke said. “Our hope is that his form will translate to the professional level and he will add to the depth of our attacking core right away."

Luchini, 21, has spent four seasons with the Mountain Hawks where he was the team’s leading goalscorer in both 2013 and 2014. Luchini scored a total of 18 goals during his university career and helped lead the team to the Patriot League Championship in 2015 where they defeated American University 2-1 in the final. In 2015, Luchini was named to the NSCAA First Team All-Northeast Region and the All-Patriot League Second Team. In 2016, he participated in MLS Player Combine.

Steel FC return to action on Sunday, April 10 when they take on New York Red Bulls II at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and can be seen live on USL’s official YouTube channel.

Jamie Luchini

Position: Forward

Date of birth: August 10, 1994 (age 21)

Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hometown: Wexford, Pa.

Citizenship: United States

Height: 6-2

Weight: 182

Transaction: Signed with Bethlehem Steel FC on April 6, 2016


Bethlehem Steel FC joined the United Soccer League officially on Oct. 27, 2015 and will begin its inaugural season in 2016. Based in Bethlehem, Pa. in the Lehigh Valley, it is the official USL affiliate of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. Also owned and operated by Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, the team started their inaugural season on March 25, 2016 at FC Montreal and played the home opener at Lehigh University’s Goodman Stadium on April 3, 2016. For more information about Bethlehem Steel FC, visit