Luke Finkelstein joins the Brandeis men’s soccer coaching staff for the 2019 season. A native of Peabody, Massachusetts, Finkelstein graduated from Wheaton College in 2015 with a degree in psychology.
Finkelstein won a host of awards while playing midfielder at Wheaton, starting with the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year as a freshman. He was a three-time All-New England selection and a two-time captain of Lyons. He helped guide them to a NEWMAC championship as a junior and back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. As a senior, he was a first-team All-America selection at midfield by the United Soccer Coaches and D3Soccer.com.
Finkelstein played professionally from 2015 through the spring of 2019. He played for Hakoah Ramat Gan in Israel from 2015-16, the Philadelphia Fury of the American Soccer League in 2016-17 and DJK TuS Hordel in Germany from 2017-19. Last fall, he was back in the U.S. as an assistant coach at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston before returning to Germany as an assistant coach of the TuS Hordel U-16 team.