Nick the Quick. The Greyhound. These are a couple nicknames for Nick Lucena, the super-quick defender and partner to Phil Dalhausser. Lucena began his beach volleyball career with Dalhausser in the early 2000’s. They then separated for nearly 10 years before reuniting in 2015 and deciding to make a new push for Olympic qualification despite the fact that he and Theo Brunner were leading the US Olympic race at the time. Together, they have since won 4 Gold Medals and are about to overtake Gibb/Patterson for first place in Team USA qualifying. On the court, Nick tends to do the talking and emoting while Phil tends to stay calm and cool. They are currently the team to beat on the World Tour and many are expecting to see them in the Gold Medal match facing off against the Brazilian duo of Alison and Bruno.
Height: 6′ 1″
Hometown: Davie, Fla.
Birth Date: September 22, 1979
College: Florida State University
FIVB Titles: 4
Current Partner: Phil Dalhausser