A natural born soccer player: Malcolm Lewis


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Senior Malcom Lewis, one of the key offensive players for the Bulls.

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Senior mid-fielder for the Bulls, Malcolm Lewis, has committed to the University of North Florida (UNF) to play D-1 soccer. Lewis has played varsity soccer for the Bulls all four years of his high school career and is a vital part of the team.

Lewis also plays for TBU (Tampa Bay United), a soccer club outside of the Bulls, where he received his offer to UNF. Lewis will be joining the UNF team alongside two of his current club teammates and re-joining two of his former teammates.

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Senior Malcolm Lewis leading stretches during the first practice of the season.

“UNF ‘s soccer program is based on hard work and that’s what was most appealing to me,” Lewis stated. “When I visited the college, the coaches and players made me feel welcomed.”

Head coach for the Bulls soccer team, David Wilson, believes Lewis is a truly well-rounded player.

“It’s not one specific thing; he is a leader, outstanding player, and has an amazing work ethic,” Coach Wilson said.

Lewis’s teammates echo Wilson’s feelings about his attitude on the field.

It’s not one specific thing; he is a leader, outstanding player, and has an amazing work ethic

— Coach Wilson

“Malcolm is an amazing player on the field; he is very talented and hypes up others around him,” Senior defensive mid-fielder Braeden Erdmann stated.

Lewis is a strong offensive player, scoring 49 goals in his high school career. Lewis also has been awarded “player of the game” eight times from 2016-2019, as stated on MaxPreps.

Since he was three-years-old, Lewis has wanted to play soccer professionally. Playing D-1 soccer in college, is a step closer to that dream.

“It feels surreal – I used to think about it and now it’s actually happening,” Lewis explained.

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Malcolm Lewis dribbling the ball towards the goal in the preseason game against Citrus.