The 2011 season is Lucas Zicher's third with the Forester soccer program. He works extensively with the team's goalkeepers and assists the head coach in several other aspects of the program.
Under Zicher's direction, Tom Biesiada was a Second Team All-Midwest Conference selection in 2009 and Forester goalkeepers have combined to record a dozen shutouts over the last two seasons. They surrendered just 1.21 goals per game in 2010, the lowest mark in the conference.
Zicher is well known to the soccer community in the Chicago area. He was the starting goalkeeper at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, for three years and received honors on the conference, sectional and state level. He went on to play collegiate soccer at DePaul University and finished his career at Trinity International University, graduating with a degree in sports wellness and management in 2008.
Zicher has played and trained with soccer clubs all around the the country and abroad, including the Cleveland City Stars, Carolina Railhawks, Wilmington Hammerheads, Deportivo Alaves, SV Wehen, HNK Zrinski and Werder Bremen. He also has extensive local and international coaching experience with clubs such as Chicago Fire Juniors and Werder Bremen Academy.
He holds a United States Soccer Federation D coaching license.