Lewis handed chance in Major League Soccer

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  • In the genes: Lewis enjoyed an impressive season for Boston College, leading the Eagles’ scoring charts with seven goals (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    In the genes: Lewis enjoyed an impressive season for Boston College, leading the Eagles’ scoring charts with seven goals (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Zeiko Lewis will be looking to catch the eye at next month’s adidas Major League Soccer Player Combine in Los Angeles.

The Bermuda winger is one of 53 Division I collegiate players invited to take part in the five-day camp, which runs from January 8 to 12.

All invited players will be eligible for selection in next year’s MLS SuperDraft at the LA Convention Centre on January 13.

The 21-year-old, the grandson of former North American Soccer League professional Fred “Pinks” Lewis and son of Troy Lewis — a former top local player himself — enjoyed a superb season for Boston College last season, finishing as top scorer with seven goals.

“A committee of MLS coaches and NCAA Division I coaches from every conference selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season,” read an article on Boston’s College’s website.

“Lewis earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference accolades in all four seasons he played at Boston College. He earned All-ACC First Team honours as a senior and was a three-time second team member. He also won ACC Freshman of the Year honours in 2013.

“As a senior, the Pembroke, Bermuda, product led Boston College with seven goals, five assists and 19 points.

“He ranked sixth in the ACC in points, eighth in goals and ninth in assists.

“He shone in the postseason, scoring all four BC goals in the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. He scored three times in the ACC Championship, leading the Eagles to the semi-finals, and then scored the lone goal in a 1-0 opening-round win against Fordham in the NCAA Tournament.

“Lewis finished his career as the all-time assist leader at Boston College with 27. He also ranks sixth in career points [63] and tenth in goals [18].”

Bermuda players Jonté Smith, Lejuan Simmons, Drewonde Bascome and Shayne Hollis have all attended the MLS Player Combine in previous years.

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Published Dec 30, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated Dec 30, 2016 at 12:36 am)

Lewis handed chance in Major League Soccer

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