Varsity Men’s Soccer’s Newest Commit

Ella Boyce, Managing Editor, Audience Engagement

MATTHEWS, NC- Luke Foster, Carmel Christian senior, has been a vital part of the men’s soccer program since his 8th grade year. Starting his Carmel career in kindergarten, Luke is a part of very few “Alpha Omegas” (students who attended Carmel Christian from kindergarten through graduation) in the 2021 graduating class. Recently, he made a major decision by committing to play soccer for Messiah University, a private Christian college located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

As captain, Luke brings everyone in and encompasses the team together as one. He focuses on the community and the brotherhood of the team.”

— Student Body President Ty Morgan

Luke found his passion for soccer at only three years old.  He started off playing winger, but soon moved to his home at left and right back.  His love and enthusiasm for the sport have grown significantly over the years. Luke says, “My favorite thing about soccer is that no matter what is going on outside of soccer I can just go play and completely and forget about any stressors.” 

Culminating with his Messiah University commitment,  Luke was named captain of the team for his last year on the Carmel field. “As captain, Luke brings everyone in and encompasses the team together as one.  He focuses on the community and brotherhood of the team.  He really invests in the relationships with his teammates,” said fellow senior men’s soccer player Ty Morgan.

When asked about his initial interest in Messiah, Luke said, “I always had an idea about going to college at Messiah.  I had a lot of coaches who played there, but I was never 100% sure.  It all ended up working out in my favor.” In addition to his love for the Messiah soccer program, he is looking forward to the Christian fellowship and culture available on the university’s campus.