Name: Owen Lukens
Position: Infield
Hometown: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
World Championship Experience
  • First-time Men's National Team member (2022)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2022 Pan American Championship: Scored 4 runs in six games played

What does it mean to play for USA Softball? Playing for USA Softball is a dream come true. Fast Pitch has been my love since I can remember and getting to represent my country on the highest stage is a huge honor. I respect the players that have come before me to the highest degree.

How did you get started in Men's Fast Pitch? Williamsport is home to one of the oldest Men's Fast Pitch leagues in the country, Tate Field. I grew up around the field watching my father. 

What is your favorite thing about Men's Fast Pitch? The competitiveness of the sport is unmatched. Their is nothing like the rush of a 2-1 Fast Pitch dual. 

What would you tell someone who wanted to know more about Men's Fast Pitch? Find a local league or tournament and go have fun. Teams are always looking for guys and the more you come around the game, the more success you will see. If you dedicate yourself to Fast Pitch, the game rewards you.

If you could give young athletes one piece of advice, what would it be? Failure is ok and success if temporary. You are only as good as your next play. Never get too high and never get too low.

What is your most memorable moment on the softball field? Winning four games in a row with Fishers Softball on the final day of the ISC II tournament to reach the championship game. We left everything on the field and really shocked some people.

What non-softball sport would you like to try? Hockey

Personal motto: Attitude reflects leadership.

Fun facts: I love to snowboard and smoke meat. 

Three words to describe yourself: Adaptable, Passionate, Driven.

If you could only bring one thing with you on a deserted island, what would it be? Flare gun