Q. When did you progress to Wishek, N.D.?
A. I grew up in Fargo till third grade. I went to Wishek for fourth grade by means of senior yr.
Q. You have been additionally a North Dakota Class B all-state basketball participant, so what made you select school soccer over basketball alternatives?
A. Attending to play Division I in state. My household bleeds inexperienced. When UND provided, it was a simple selection for me.
Q. Together with your grandfather Fred Lukens enjoying basketball at UND and your mom Katie Lukens Pinke competing in monitor and subject on the faculty, have you ever been listening to about UND all of your life?
A. My grandpa is my largest position mannequin. He was an All-American right here. I all the time needed to be like him. When the chance arose to play right here, it was a dream come true.
Q. What was it like final week at UC Davis when the primary catch of your profession was a landing?
A. These are the sort of issues once you’re tossing the ball round within the entrance yard that you simply drew up for your self … catching a landing in your first catch. It was sort of like enjoying playground soccer. Keaton discovered me and it was fairly enjoyable.
Q. How do you are feeling about your position at tight finish this yr as a redshirt freshman?
A. I got here into the season absolutely anticipating to be a task participant, play particular groups and be a backup tight finish. With the accidents this yr, they wanted a decent finish to step up with Luke Fiedler’s damage. I am doing my greatest to study the playbook higher and make some performs.