Images of the Cardinals during their run to the BIG EAST regular-season championship.
2013: Hit .283 with five RBI in 12 starts and 29 games played. Went 2-for-5 with a double in second straight start at shortstop on April 9 at WKU. Starting at shortstop for the first time this season, finished 3-for-5 with a run scored win at Cincinnati on April 7 to finish series sweep. Returned to the field after recovering from injury with pinch hit single in March 27 loss at No. 19 Indiana. Came off the bench for a pinch hit RBI double in Cards' loss to Kent State on March 3. Had an RBI single in the Cards' Feb. 23 win over Akron. Came off the bench to finish 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in Feb. 20 victory over EKU. Was 1-for-3 in season-opener against Indiana at BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge.
2012: Hit .259 with one home run, 28 RBI, 31 runs scored and 14 doubles in 46 games and 43 starts. Had two doubles and scored twice in May 5 win at WVU. Went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs in win over Connecticut on April 28. Finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in April 24 home win over No. 1 UK. Was 2-for-5 with game-tying RBI single in the ninth, a double, two RBI and scored winning run in April 20 comeback win at USF. Walked three times, scored twice and had an RBI in Cards' April 14 win over Seton Hall. Finished 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs in April 10 win at No. 1 UK. Was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in series-clinching win at Georgetown on April 6. Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in opener against Hoyas. Had his career-best 12-game hitting streak ended on April 1. Was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in March 30 win over Villanova. Extended hitting streak to 10 games with 10th inning single at No. 15 Purdue. Was 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in win over Cincinnati on March 25. Singled, walked and had two RBI in March 24 win over UC. Hit first career home run, a two-run shot to left, in Cards' 20-0 win over Ohio State on March 20. Was 7-for-11 with two RBI, two doubles, one triple and five runs scored in three-game sweep of Ball State. Finished with career-best three hits in March 18 win over BSU. Doubled, tripled and scored once in March 16 win over Ball State. Had a two-run double and scored once in first career start as designated hitter against No. 12 Ole Miss on March 14. Was 1-for-4 with a double (second at-bat) and a run scored in his first career start as the Cards' shortstop against East Carolina on March 11. Made Louisville debut as a pinch runner and remained in the game at shortstop in game one of the Cards' doubleheader with Pepperdine on March 3.
High School: Played four seasons of prep baseball for coach Greg Lauder at Butler High School. Named 2011 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year and was a First Team All-State selection and was named Region 6 Player of the Year after hitting .450 with 11 home runs, 36 RBIs, 25 runs scored, .985 slugging percentage and 10 stolen bases while leading Butler to state tournament appearance. Was a 2010 First Team All-State selection. Also earned three letters in football as a quarterback for Butler. Attended same high school as current Cardinal Travis Tingle, current U of L transfer Kyle McGrath and former Cardinal All-BIG EAST infielder Adam Duvall.
Personal: Born Zachary Lucas on July 23, 1993 in Louisville, Ky. Son of Doug and Tammy Lucas. Has one sister, Emily. Undecided on a major at the University of Louisville. After college, he would like to be a physical therapist. Person with the greatest influence on his athletic career was his dad who always pushed him to work hard because it would pay off. Favorite movie is The Town. Favorite TV shows include SportsCenter and Two and Half Men. Favorite athlete is Jose Reyes. Favorite candy bar is Hershey's with Almond. Favorite type of food is Italian. Favorite restaurant is Shogun Japanese Steakhouse. Favorite type of music is country. If he could have dinner with three people, he would invite Derek Jeter, Will Ferrell and Megan Fox. His father Doug played football at the University of Louisville in 1984.