Kristin Lucia

Kristin Lucia
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2011
Jersey Number: 64
Position: OL
Age: 33
Height: 5-8
Weight: 195
Hometown: Merrillville, IN
College: Indiana University
Occupation: Georgetown University Hospital


Kristin Lucia Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
Mary Lou Retton…she was the first American all-around Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, and I remember watching her over and over again, hoping that one day I could be her. Being 5’8″ put a little damper on my gymnastics career!
Who is your biggest supporter?
I would have to say my parents, even though all of my friends are a close second. My parents have supported me my whole life in whatever idea/sport I wanted to try, even if it killed them because I wanted to participate in a million things at once! They were always there and helped me be the best in everything I did.
What is your favorite sports memory?
My freshman year in high school when my gymnastics team won the Indiana State Championship.
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
I am always one who is up for a challenge. Why not play football and show everyone what us ladies can do?
What does it mean to you to be a Diva?
I really got my first glimpse of what it means when after a tryout, a few of us went out to lunch. Not only were the girls on the team so welcoming, even though they didn’t know if I made the team or not, it just showed how great of a group I was hoping to join. What definitely hit me the most, though, was being stopped by three different groups of kids…boys and girls. They asked if I was part of the team, and when I told them I was hoping to be, the smiles that they had on their faces were fabulous. Being a positive image for kids and letting them know you can do whatever you set your mind to…words just can’t explain what it means!