Zeiko Lewis

Zeiko Lewis (born 4 June 1994) is a Bermudian footballer who plays for the Charleston Battery in the USL Championship, and the Bermuda national team.

Zeiko Lewis
Personal information
Full name Zeiko Lewis[1]
Date of birth (1994-06-04) 4 June 1994[2]
Place of birth Spanish Point, Bermuda
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Charleston Battery
Number 11
Youth career
2001–2009 Dandy Town Hornets
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Boston College Eagles 73 (18)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Bermuda Hogges 15 (1)
2014 Real Boston Rams 7 (4)
2017 New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
2017New York Red Bulls II (loan) 23 (2)
2018 FH 4 (0)
2018HK (loan) 7 (3)
2019– Charleston Battery 25 (7)
National team
2010 Bermuda U17 5 (3)
2012 Bermuda U20 2 (0)
2011– Bermuda 26 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2019

Career

Youth and college

Lewis was born in Spanish Point, Bermuda, where he was raised by his mother, Nicole, and father, Tory. He began his footballing career with the Dandy Town Hornets youth setup.[3] Working his way up the academy, he moved to the United States, where he attended the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts. During his freshman year at Berkshire, Lewis tallied a team-high eight goals and eight assists, which led to a national call up by Bermuda's under-17 national team.[4]

After gradual improvement, Lewis had an explosive senior season, tallying 33 goals. The success led to being named an NSCAA All-American as a senior scored a goal in the High School All-American Game. Lewis was the only player from Massachusetts invited to the game, and one of three from New England.[5]

Lewis also spent two seasons with Bermuda Hogges in the USL Premier Development League.[6][7] He also played for Real Boston Rams.

His success at Berkshire landed him a scholarship with Boston College.[3] In his freshman year with the Eagles, Lewis led the team with 17 points, and led the team in assists, with 11. He was tied for second in goals during the season.[8] He also won the 2013 ACC Men's Soccer Freshman of the Year award.

New York Red Bulls

Ahead of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, Lewis signed a senior college contract with Major League Soccer. He was selected 17th overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by the New York Red Bulls. Per league policy the terms were not disclosed.[9] On April 1, 2017 Lewis made his professional debut for New York Red Bulls II, scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Richmond Kickers.[10]

Charleston Battery

After spending a season in Iceland, Lewis returned to the United States by signing with the Charleston Battery of USL Championship on 7 February 2019.[11]

International

Lewis received his first international cap for Bermuda on September 2, 2011. He came on as a 77th-minute substitute for Nahki Wells[12] in a 1–0 loss to Trinidad and Tobago in a World Cup qualifier. As of November 2015, he earned a total of 8 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[13]

International goals

Scores and results list Bermuda's goal tally first.[14]
NoDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.14 July 2013Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda Greenland3–03–02013 Island Games
2.15 July 2013Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda Falkland Islands4–08–02013 Island Games
3.6–0
4.25 March 2015Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas Bahamas3–05–02018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5.21 March 2018Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda1–13–2Friendly
6.12 October 2018Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda Sint Maarten4–012–02019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification
7.6–0
8.12–0
9.24 March 2019Estadio Cibao, Santiago, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic1–13–12019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification

Honors

National

Bermuda

References

  1. "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: Bermuda" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 1. Retrieved May 20, 2019 via Bernews.
  2. "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - Zeiko LEWIS". FIFA.com.
  3. Bell, Jonathan (June 24, 2013). "Talented national squad footballer lands US college scholarship". Royal Gazette. RoyalGazette.com. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  4. "Zeiko Lewis '13 Represents Bermuda". Berkshire School. BerkshireSchool.org. September 30, 2010. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  5. "Bio – Zeiko Lewis". BCEagles.com.
  6. http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2011/6188091.html#STATS Archived March 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  7. "2013 Boston College Men's Soccer | Boston College Combined Team Statistics" (PDF). Boston College Athletics.
  8. Stejskal, Sam (January 4, 2017). "MLS announces 2017 Generation adidas class and senior signings". Major League Soccer. MLSSoccer.com. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  9. Whitelaw, Willy (April 5, 2017). "Zeiko Lewis' First Pro Goal An 'Exhilarating' One". newyorkredbulls.com. newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  10. "Charleston Battery signs Zeiko Lewis". CharlestonBattery.com. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  11. "Trinidad and Tobago – Bermuda Match Report". FIFA. FIFA.com. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  12. Zeiko LewisFIFA competition record
  13. "Lewis, Zeiko". National Football Teams. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  14. https://www.natwestislandgames2013results.com/Sports/SOCCER/default.aspx?SportID=28&EventID=139&HeatID=2231&ResultID=22069&ViewResult=True
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