Adam Perron, head coach of Seacoast’s U-19 team, says one memory of Galen Lewis will always stick out.
They were at the Development Academy’s Summer Showcase in June 2017, and the left winger collected a corner kick in his own 18-yard box, dribbled nearly 100 yards to create a scoring chance, and shouldered off several defenders along the way.
“They made a save, but I’d never seen a guy make a 100-yard run and fight off that many defenders nipping at his heels,” Perron, then coaching Lewis’ U-16 Seacoast team, said.
Chris Kane, Lewis’ coach at Milton Academy, shares a similar story, this one from the 2015 prep school season when Lewis was a sophomore at Lawrence Academy. That year’s Milton squad went undefeated, captured the NEPSAC Class A title, and surrendered only three goals in Independent School League play.
The goalscorer for all three? None other than Lewis himself.
“It’s a funny moment, since he was the only kid in the ISL who scored against us and he’s now on our team,” Kane said.