Jennifer Lewis

Junior - Midfielder 5-8

Birmingham, Ala.
Briarwood Christian

A strong all-around player, Lewis is an asset for the Commodores both offensively and defensively from her central midfield position. She can make a difference for Vanderbilt with her dangerous shooting ability and her great ball winning in the midfield. An All-SEC honoree last year, she will once again be one of the top midfielders in the conference again this season.

As a Sophomore (2001): Earned Second Team All-SEC honors...Tied for fourth on the team in scoring with seven points...Tied for second on the team with three assists...Missed first three games of the year due to injury...In her first game of the season, came off the bench and scored 15 seconds later to tie Texas late in the game...Had a three-point game (1G, 1A) at Mississippi St...Played in 14 games, started 12.

As A Freshman (2000): Only freshman named to the SEC's All-Tournament Team...Led the team with 52 shots, while finishing sixth with four goals, two assists and 10 points...Top two statistical games were against Arizona and UAB, where she had a goal and an assist in each contest...Both of her assists led to game-winning goals...Recorded the team's season high with nine shots against Furman...Saw action all 21 games, starting 19.

High School/Club: Help lead high school team to four state titles (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)...Captain of both her 2000 high school and club squads...Named to the All-Metro team from 1997-2000...Named to the All-State team in 1998, 1999 and 2000...Won the 1997 Coaches Award at Briarwood Christian...Named the 1998 Birmingham Player of the Year...Club team, Briarwood Lightning, won state championships in 1995, 1997 and 1998...Club team, the Attack, won state championships in 1999 and 2000...Won the State Cup Snickers Fair Play award in 1997...Played on the Alabama ODP team from 1993-2000 and the regional team from 1995-2000...Also played on the U-16 team from 1997-1998 and the U-18 team from 1998-2000...Captain of her U-16 ODP national team... Named Parade All-American in 1999 and 2000...Competed in the Pan-American Games in 1999, winning a gold medal...Holds state record for assists, set in 1998.

Worth Knowing: Jennifer Kiyo Lewis...Born 6/28/82...Daughter of Raymond and Patrice Lewis...Major is Human & Organizational Development...Lettered in basketball for two years and track for four...Holds the school record in the shot put...Chose Vanderbilt because of the soccer program, the atmosphere and the size of the school...Engaged to Brooks Rutledge, a former Commodore baseball player and son of former Vanderbilt quarterbacks coach Jeff Rutledge.


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