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Comet standout Mandy Lewis, who will attend Guilford College in Greensboro in the fall and play for the Quaker women’s soccer team, is shown with family and members of the Comet athletics staff. From left, first row, Nancy Chappell (grandmother), Becky Lewis (mother), Lewis, Ricky Lewis (father) and Rhonda Hunt (aunt).
Second row, HCHS Principal Michael Lewis, Stephanie Catron, Coach Sid Young, Coach Bert Cuffley, and athletics director Allen Lawter. / February 20, 2020
A Comet soccer standout plans to continue her playing career as a scholarship recruit at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.

Mandy Lewis, daughter of Ricky and Becky Lewis of Vernon Hill, has committed to the Quaker women’s soccer program and expects to play forward there, the same position which she has excelled at as a leading scorer for the Comet program.

“She’s a go getter,” said longtime Comet coach Sid Young, who coached Lewis last season before retiring this year. “She was our leading scorer last year and did a great job for us.

“She’s got a lot of energy, good speed, good skills,” said Young.

Guilford competes in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) at the NCAA Division III level. The women’s soccer team went 6-9-3 in the fall 2019 season under the direction of head coach Stephanie Webb.

Lewis said she has been in contact with Webb for some time and decided to sign with Guilford because she likes the team and the atmosphere at the private liberal arts college, which has an enrollment of 1,776 students.

Lewis said she has received a lot of encouragement from Webb to come join the program.

“She said I have good speed, good footwork and I’d make the team better,” said the Comet senior at a signing event held Wednesday at HCHS.

Lewis is preparing for her final season of high school soccer after leading the Comets on offense last year. She scored 17 goals as the girls advanced to region competition. Lewis’ season was cut short when she suffered a torn ACL in playoff action, and she heads into the new season after undergoing nine months of rehab to bounce back from the injury.

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