Zeiko Lewis nominated for Charleston Battery season awards
Zeiko Lewis, the Charleston Battery forward, is in the hunt for two of the club’s season awards.
The Bermuda international has been named on the shortlist for the Nigel Cooper Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year Awards.
Lewis is among six nominees for the MVP award along with forward Claudio Repetto, midfielders Robbie Crawford and Angelo Kelly, defender Leland Archer and goalkeeper Joe Kuzminsky.
He and fellow forwards Repetto and Nique Daley have also been nominated for the offensive player award.
Charleston’s fans will vote to determine the winners of the awards, which also include the Defensive Player of the Year and Betsy McAdams Newcomer of the Year awards.
The deadline for fans to cast their ballots expires today.
Lewis scored five goals in 22 appearances in his third season with Charleston in the USL Championship during the 2021 campaign.
The 27-year-old also had ten assists, the fourth highest in the league.
Lewis joined Charleston from Iceland’s Handknattleiksfélag Kópavogs in 2019 and led the club’s scoring in his debut season.
He was no stranger to the game in the United States, having been selected by the New York Red Bulls in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Lewis hit the ground running at the club after scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory over Richmond Kickers on his debut for New York Red Bulls II.
He netted two goals and had 23 assists during his debut season to help New York Red Bulls II reach the USL Eastern Conference Final, where they lost 4-3 to Louisville City FC in a penalty shoot-out.
Lewis made his senior debut for Bermuda at age 16 in 2011 after coming on as a late substitute in a 1-0 loss against Trinidad and Tobago in a World Cup qualifier.
He has since gone on to score eleven goals in 33 appearances for the national team, and helped the country qualify for the Concacaf Gold Cup for the first time in 2019.