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Hartford Athletic Acquires Midfielder Andre Lewis

January 18, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Hartford Athletic News Release

Hartford Athletic has acquired midfielder Andre Lewis (Spanish Town, Jamaica) via transfer from Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, pending league and federation approval.

"Of all the players who took the field against us last season, Andre was one of the best I saw. I knew he was a player I wanted to coach and I am ecstatic that he is on our side," said Head Coach Harry Watling. "Andre is an incredibly dynamic midfielder who works with good pace and quality between both boxes. I cannot wait to get him on the pitch."

Lewis started his soccer career with Portmore United before being drafted 7th overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the Vancouver Whitecaps. In 2019, he returned to Portmore United and helped his old club win the Jamaica National Premier League. Lewis also played and scored in a friendly between Portmore and Hartford Athletic in 2019. He signed with Switchbacks FC before the 2020 season and over two seasons, played 2,552 minutes in 40 matches. He scored 6 goals, two of which came against Hartford in a mid-season matchup out West. Andre also tallied 5 assists and 49 key passes in two seasons and completed just under 86% of his passes.

"I've seen the passion of the Hartford fans firsthand and I can truly say I cannot wait to play for them. I am thrilled to be part of this organization," Lewis said. "I am humbled by the amount of respect Coach Watling has for me and I look forward to proving him right and helping get this organization back to the playoffs."

Hartford Athletic has now signed the following players for the 2022 season:

Forwards: Jeciel Cedeño, Rashawn Dally, Juan Carlos Obregón Jr.

Midfielders: Danny Barrera, Christian Gómez, Andre Lewis, Conor McGlynn, Luka Prpa, Peter-Lee Vassell

Defenders: Ash Apollon, Younes Boudadi, Tulu

Goalkeeper: Austin Pack

More information on the 2022 roster will be announced in the coming weeks.

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