The Missouri Football Coaches Association recognized St. Dominic senior Luke Pescarino as a member of the 2018 MFCA Hands Team, which recognizes outstanding volunteerism, civic involvement, teamwork and acts of kindness. This year’s program recognized seven players and one coach from across the state, including just two athletes from the St. Louis area.
“The coaching staff nominated Luke for this prestigious award given to student-athletes who truly embrace selflessness and giving to others,” said St. Dominic head football coach Blake Markway. “When we think about the traits we want to see from our football players, Luke is every one of those traits. He and the other six recipients are well deserving of their MFCA Hands Team selection for what they do for others.”
Pescarino is a four-year fullback for St. Dominic’s football program. Although his senior football season ended early with a broken tibia and fibula, he will compete in his fourth year of track and field this spring.
In addition to being a peer minister at St. Dominic, Pescarino is vice chancellor of Viri Dei and vice president of Bowling Club. He is a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in O’Fallon, where he has led retreats and participated in service trips to Boston and Memphis. He plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia in the fall.