Team: Tampa Bay Rowdies (USA)
University: Young Harris College, Georgia
Lewis Hilton impressed at an Assessment Day and joined P4S in 2011. After starring in the December showcase, he attracted interest from coaches from all over the USA.
The midfielder went to Young Harris College, where he had a very successful four years with the men’s soccer team.
He appeared in all 80 games, starting in 79 of them, between 2012 and 2015. Hilton was instrumental in those four years and scored 25 goals, while recording 30 assists from midfield.
In his Junior and Senior years, he was named in the NSCAA NCAA DII All-American Team and was a four-time All-PBC performer.
Hilton signed pro with Charlotte Independence in 2016 and later joined USL Championship outfit Saint Louis FC in 2018.
The midfielder established himself as one of the best players in the league during the 2019 season. Lewis scored an outstanding free-kick against Indy Eleven in the August, among other memorable moments.
In December 2019, Tampa Bay Rowdies, who finished top of the Eastern Conference last year, announced the signing of Hilton ahead of the 2020 season.
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