Christian Lewis
Christian Lewis

Player Profile

Ellicott City, Md.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175



On Lewis: Underwent offseason back surgery on a herniated disc, which caused him to miss five starts last season ... after a complete recovery, will be a major presence in the back with his leadership and organizational abilities … the Terps will need him to make key saves in big games to help keep Maryland at the top of the college soccer ranks.

As a Junior in 1999: The Terps' starting goalie, Lewis started 15 games in 1999, missing five due to a bulging disc in his back … one of the top keepers in the conference, Lewis returned from his injuries against Clemson, solidifying the 2-0 win and also got the win against Wisconsin to finish the regular season healthy … he had a 0.97 goals against average, which ranked second in the ACC last season … had a string of five straight shutouts until the Terps' 3-0 loss to Duke on Sept. 25 … had seven shutouts for the second season in a row … Lewis was recognized as a member of the at-large GTE fall/winter academic all-district team as well as by the Maryland Athletic Department as the Student-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 13 and Oct. 5 for his excellence on the field and in the classroom … he was also an ACC honor roll student.

As a Sophomore in 1998: Started in all 24 games … played all 2,164 minutes … allowed 26 goals in 24 games for a 1.08 GAA … posted a 16-8 record … ranked fourth in the ACC in GAA and save percentage (.764) … his 84 saves ranked him second in the ACC … posted seven shutouts including victories over American, NC State and North Carolina … charted his seventh shutout of the season against Jacksonville in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … recorded a season-high seven saves four times, including in the Terps' 2-0 win against North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Nov. 12 … earned GTE/CoSIDA second team All-America award.

As a Freshman in 1997: The primary backup to starting goalkeeper Andy Kirk ... played two games, starting one ... allowed one goal in 103 minutes played and posted six saves for a 0.87 goals-against average ... started in the first game of the season, a 5-1 win over Adelphi ... appeared in relief at the 77- minute mark against Loyola.

Before Maryland: A product of Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Md. ... a four-year varsity letterwinner ... helped guide Centennial to an undefeated 17-0 record in 1995, and a No. 4 UMBRO national ranking ... a two-time all-county and all-metro selection in 1995 and 1996 ... named all-state in 1996 ... was a member of Centennial's 3A state championship team in 1994 and 1995 ... a four-year member of Centennial's Howard County championship teams and regional championship teams (1993-96) ... totaled a career-record 24 shutouts and 13 goals allowed ... played for the Columbia City United club team which captured the U-17 national championship in 1996 ... was a member of United's four-time state championship run.

Personal: Earned GTE/CoSIDA second team All-America award … National Honor Society member, as well as the Principal's Honor Roll ... a Maryland Distinguished Scholar ... parents are Frangiska and Roy Lewis ... majoring in business ... born June 1, 1979.

Lewis By The Numbers
Year	GP-GS	Min.	Svs.	GA	ShO	GAA
1997	2-1	103	6	1	0	0.87
1998	24-24	2164	84	26	7	1.08
1999	14-14	1205	42	13	7	0.97
Career	40-39	3472	132	40	14	1.04