Charleston Battery have added a third goalkeeper to their roster ahead of the upcoming season, signing Paul Lewis on Thursday morning.
Lewis began his college career at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He made three appearances as a redshirt freshman going 2-1, registering 8 saves and a goal-against average of 1.82. In his second season with the Lions, Lewis made 15 appearances playing 1329 minutes, making 60 saves and picking up one shutout.
Transferring to California State University, Northridge in 2019, Lewis made 11 starts in 13 appearances for the Matadors, finishing with 45 saves and a 1.78 goals-against average. His saves and goals-against average were good for seventh and ninth-best in the Big West, respectively. Lewis' season was highlighted by a 10 save effort against UC Irvine in a 1-0 win, picking up his fifth win of the year. Lewis contributed to the team's four clean sheets over the course of the season.
Lewis featured for a number of academy clubs including the Seattle Sounders Academy and Crossfire Academy. Graduating from Eastside Catholic High in 2016, Lewis was a two-time All-League player and was named as the teams Most Inspirational Player in 2015.