Zekiah Lewis was named the St Johnsbury Academy 2017 Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
Lewis is also a standout Track and Field athlete, a Long and Triple Jumper, she qualified for the Carfita Games in the Under 18 Long Jump Division.
Lewis is quoted as saying, “It’s an honor, since I am not the best soccer player, I try to put a lot of work into it so I don’t let my teammates down. It’s nice for my efforts to be recognized.”
Down the road, Lewis hopes to become a Professional Athlete, in Track and Field or Soccer. Or, she says, “I see myself living in Japan. I just love the culture, the people and the architecture.”
School: St. Johnsbury Academy
Parents: Troy and Nicole
Sibling: Zeiko, 23
A Division I All-State and All-Metro second-team selection on defense.
Helped anchor a defense that recorded 11 shutouts and allowed just 13 goals in 16 games, helping the Hilltoppers rack up 11 wins and earn the No. 4 seed in the Division I playoffs.
Member of the Bermuda U17 youth national team.
Family Ties: Lewis’ older brother, Zeiko, plays professionally for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls II. After a star-studded career at Boston College (All-ACC first team, leading scorer his season year), he was drafted 17th overall by the Red Bulls in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Looking Ahead: Lewis will play for Bermuda’s U17 women’s youth national soccer team this April at a CONCACAF tournament in Nicaragua. She also plans to attend college in the United States.
Favorite Moment: Scoring her first varsity goal in a 4-0 win at Lake Region. “It was my first one, but it was pretty bad,” she said. “The best part was dribbling all the way through their defense before scoring. It really helped my confidence.” The defender finished the season with two goals.
Lucky Charm: She eats a grape lollipop before every game.
Hobby: Lewis’ favorite sport is Netball (a 7-on-7 sport, similar to basketball, played on a rectangular court with raised rings for goals at each end. Players can only hold the ball for three seconds.)
Little-known Talent: She used to do gymnastics.