Eric Luzzi | Head Coach | Men’s Soccer | Northern Illinois University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

The biggest qualities we look for in a potential student-athlete:

  • Cannot have any technical liabilities
  • Cannot have any athletic liabilities
  • Has to have the intangible quality of being a winner and truly caring about winning


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

Of our current or former players who have exceeded our expectations, I would say that most of them did it because of mental or physical toughness qualities that they possessed.