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Liz Lewis Commits to Rhodes College in Memphis

Liz LewisLiz Lewis is the latest Judge Bulldog to commit to play at the next level after opting to join the Rhodes College Lynx. Lewis has a GPA of 3.795 unweighted, been on high honor roll (above a 3.5) all quarters of high school, a top scholar in German I, II, and III honors and also serves as the Vice President in National Honors Society. Lewis recieved an academic scholarship to Rhodes and has also received recognition for her classical piano playing. Lewis plans to major in Policitacl Science or Business with a Marketing emphasis and a minor in German.
“I had a very specific list when I was looking at colleges,” said Lewis. “Finding a school with a varsity women’s lacrosse team can be hard enough in itself. I had a long list of things that I was looking for i.e. out of state, under 5,000 students, being able to study abroad, a German program and being able to live on campus all four years, can really help shorten one’s list. Rhodes fit the bill in all areas.”
Lewis began playing lacrosse in the sixth grade because she wasn’t currently participating in a fall sport.
“I’d played basketball and softball for my whole life and thought this would be fun,” said Lewis. “After my first season I was in love with the sport and dropped everything else so I could play year round. Even if that would mean playing for four different teams as a middle schooler.”
Lewis plays Center for the Bulldogs and led the team in goals in 2013 with 31 tallies. She also took 143 draws for Judge. Along with lacrosse, Lewis has also been a stalwart on the Judge track and field team.
“Track taught me how to run,” said Lewis. “The Judge track Coach Marquis Dupree sought me out my freshmen year after watching one of my lacrosse games to make me run track. I’ve now developed a rather interesting stride that has been compared to a gazelle by countless coaches, teammates, and my own parents.”
The recruiting process can be confusing and challenging, but Lewis offers her advice for overcoming the hurdles.
“I had no idea where to start,” said Lewis. “I overcame this by going to a variety of lacrosse tournaments in different places. After I went to the Rise tournament in Massachusetts I started getting e-mails from coaches and that was what got the ball moving for me in the recruiting process.”
Lewis has been playing for Mamaci for the past 3 years, traveling to all the tournaments and contributing her talents to the success of the team.
“The two tournaments that gave me the most exposure to college coaches would be Sandstorm in Palm Springs, California and the Western Cup in Denver, Colorado,” said Lewis. “Both of these tournaments had almost every college under the sun.”
Before Lewis heads to Memphis, she wants to graduate from Judge Memorial with honors, pursue an internship with I-freedom Direct and climb to the top of Lone Peak.

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