Friday's meet with the Mountaineers will be Tim Murphy's first competition as head coach of the Lions.
LION CAREER 2012-13: Competed in the one-meter and three meter diving events during his junior season ... Scored a personal best 308.10 in the three-meter competition vs. Towson (2/2/13) to win the competition ... Recorded a career-high mark of 292.42 in the one-meter event against Navy (1/26/13) ... Won the one-meter event vs. Towson with a total score of 288.37.
BEFORE PENN STATE 2011-12 (at Penn State Behrend): Led the Behrend Lions to two Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championships in 2012 ... Holds the all-time school record on the one-meter board with a score of 319.35 (11/19/11) ... AMCC Diver of the Year in 2012.
2010-11 (at Penn State Behrend): Led the Behrend Lions to two Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championships in 2011 ... Holds the all-time school record on the three-meter board with a score of 343.50 (2/5/11) ... AMCC Diver of the Year in 2011 ... Qualified for the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships on the one-meter board.
Dove under Larisa Fetchen and Tammy Blackwood at Elizabeth Forward...State AA qualifier as a junior and as a senior ... Seventh-Place finish during senior year ... Two-year letterwinner in diving and three-year letterwinner in swimming ... Four-year letterwinner in track and field, as well as a two-year letterwinner in cross country ... Graduated with high honors.
Lucas Stephen Kachurick was born on August 16, 1991 in McKeesport, Pa. ... Parents are Joseph and Laura Kachurick ... Has one brother, Jeremy Kachurick ... Majoring in nutrition and biology minor.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"There's no place like it in the world. The atmosphere and people...something
just draws you in."