Born in Dublin, Luke the Laker grew up on Lower Baggot Street, just down the way from Catherine McAuley’s first House of Mercy. Since his days as a youngster, he’s admired the dedication and fortitude of the Sisters of Mercy, traits he’s honed during his time as a fisherman sailing the Irish Sea. Like his uncle Louie, Luke bleeds green and blue, and now he’s decided to permanently anchor his ship and follow in Louie’s footsteps, ready to cheer on our student-athletes and do all he can in support of Mercyhurst pride.
Sister Damien Mlechick was a beloved member of the Mercyhurst comminuty for more than 20 years. Some described her dedication to both Mercyhurst and the athletic programs as "the spirit of the college." Besides serving as the Mercyhurst switchboard operator, Sister Damien could be seen at many Laker Athletic events with her signature cow bell and holy water. Luke the Laker has made a vow to carry-on Sister Damien's Laker Spirit by ringing the bell at Laker Athletic events for years to come.