GIRLS ECNL GOALKEEP COACHCRIS
Cris Lewis, a former reserve goalkeeper for the National Women’s Soccer League’s Portland Thorns, joins Sharks from Bridge City Soccer Academy in Portland, OR, where she served as the Director of Player Development. At Sharks, Lewis will serve as the Girls ECNL/ECRL Director of Goalkeeping.
A former graduate of Portland State University (Portland, OR), she was named the Big Sky Defensive MVP in 2009 and was a four-year starter, holding the Vikings’ career records for saves (375), saves per match (5.68), goalkeeper wins (24), and is tired for career lead in shutouts (17). Lewis earned all-Big Sky honors all four seasons of her career, and helped lead the Vikings to the program’s first outright Big Sky regular-season title in 2009, when she set a then-PSU single-season record for shutouts with eight.
After graduating in 2010, Lewis began coaching at youth, high school, and collegiate levels with several clubs and programs in the Greater Portland Area such as; Century High School (Girls Soccer Program Director & Varsity Head Coach), Oregon Olympic Development Program (Goalkeeper Coach), the University of Oregon (Goalkeeper Coach), Portland State University (Goalkeeper coach), Clark College (Goalkeeper coach), Pacific University (Goalkeeper Coach), and Tualatin Hills United Soccer Club (Team and Goalkeeper coach).
Lewis also spent a season as a team and girls ECNL goalkeeper coach for the Atlanta Fire United Soccer Club in Atlanta, GA.
TEAMS: 2009G ECRL, 2008G ECRL
COACHING LICENSE: USSF ‘B’ License
YEARS WITH SHARKS: 1
PLAYED FOR: Portland State University (Portland, OR), Portland Thorns (Portland, OR)