Jan 25, 2024

Minnesota Aurora FC Sporting Director and Head Coach Nicole Lukic Recognized as Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree


[St Paul, MN] [January 26, 2024] – Nicole Lukic, Sporting Director and Head Coach for Minnesota Aurora FC, has been recognized as an honoree in Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list for 2024.

The editorial team at MSPBJ reviewed hundreds of nominations and selected 40 Twin Cities leaders under the age of 40 to celebrate their professional accomplishments, their community involvement and their industry leadership.

Lukic has led Minnesota’s Aurora FC to two undefeated regular seasons, propelling the club to two division championships and deep playoff runs. In addition to coaching and mentoring players, Lukic took on an expanded role in 2023 as Aurora’s Sporting Director, overseeing  soccer operations and camps and clinics, and developing pathways for all types of people to feel welcome and to succeed in soccer.

“This well-deserved recognition is a testament to Nicole’s leadership. She is absolutely a force for positive change on and off the field,” said Aurora President and COO Jessica Poole.

Lukic added “I’m so honored to receive this recognition, and I’m more committed than ever to developing a team that has a meaningful impact on our sports community here in the Twin Cities.”

40 Under 40 honorees will be profiled in the March print edition of Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, and will be celebrated at the 40 Under 40 Awards Reception on March 21, 2024.