SEATTLE – The Seattle Storm today announced the hiring of Jef Lucero as the team’s public address announcer in advance of the franchise’s 21st season.
A long-time resident of the Pacific Northwest, Lucero has served as the PA announcer for the University of Puget Sound men’s and women’s basketball programs for over a decade. He is also the regular play-by-play voice for the live stream of the Saint Martin’s University men’s and women’s basketball teams.
“As we prepare to tip off the third decade of Seattle basketball, we are thrilled to welcome Jef to the Storm family,” said Alisha Valavanis, Storm CEO and General Manager. “A familiar voice for sports fans across the Puget Sound region, we look forward to the energy and passion Jef will bring to our games.”
Beyond basketball, Lucero has announced a wide range of sports at the professional, collegiate and high school levels including baseball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball. At the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games held in Seattle, he served as a PA announcer for events, medal awards and closing ceremonies.
Lucero will join an in-game entertainment team that features the Storm Dance Troupe, emcee Shellie Hart and mascot Doppler.
Seattle’s most decorated professional franchise begins its quest to reclaim the WNBA title on Friday, May 15 at the University of Washington’s Alaska Airlines Arena. Be a part of the 2020 season with a Storm 360 Membership, mini-plan or group experience by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622).