PHILADELPHIA, PA – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the club has selected midfielder Andre Lewis with the seventh overall selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
“Andre is a highly-skilled attacking midfielder with massive upside,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. “He’s a got fantastic ball control, he’s a strong passer, and he plays much bigger than his size. We’re very excited about what the future holds with Andre.”
Lewis, 19, joins Whitecaps FC from Jamaican National Premier League side Portmore United F.C. Internationally, Lewis has represented Jamaica at the U-17 and U-20 levels. He also earned his first call-up to the senior Reggae Boyz squad in 2012.
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As a member of the Jamaican U-17 outfit, Lewis appeared in the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, scoring a goal against Trinidad & Tobago.
Lewis went on to represent his country again at the ensuing 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico, where he scored against France. The 19-year-old midfielder also appeared in three matches for the Jamaican U-20 outfit at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
The 5-foot-9, 145-pound midfielder was a member of the national power St. George’s College squad that captured both the Manning Cup and Olivier Shield Jamaican high school titles in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, Lewis scored the lone goal in the Olivier Shield final to cap off an undefeated season for St. George’s College, while he also scored in their 2012 Manning Cup championship match.
Of note during the 2012 Manning Cup, Lewis scored a hat-trick in a 7-1 win over Cumberland High in the group stage.
Weight: 145 pounds
Date of Birth: August 12, 1994, in Spanish Town, Jamaica
Hometown: Spanish Town, Jamaica
Last Club: Portmore United
How Acquired: Selected seventh overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by Whitecaps FC on January 16, 2014
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