Tesoro senior midfielder Quinn Lewis has committed to play NCAA Divison 2 lacrosse at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. The former defender turned middie wanted to stay in the west to be near family and friends, but also wanted to incorporate snowboarding and his enjoyment of the outdoors into his decision making.
The academic draws of attending a smaller school along with his playing style and excitement for the program factored into his decision.
“The system Westminster runs emphasizes two-way middies,” Lewis said via email. “This is a great fit for me. They push the tempo and look for opportunities in transition. I got along well with the coaching staff and their current players. I’ve also talked with several of the other incoming players and we are excited about the future of the program.”
Lewis missed much of his sophomore season due to injuries, but that did not stop him from chasing his dream of playing on the college level, nor did it hinder him from growing into the important piece of the Titans.
Tesoro head coach Brian Dunn thinks that Westminster College is not only getting a great player but a great person as well.
“Westminster is lucky to bring a kid like Quinn into their lacrosse family,” Dunn said in a statement. “Beyond his outstanding athleticism and work effort, Quinn is the epitome of kindness and unwavering character. His tenacity and drive have made him an integral part of our program and I’m positive he will be an immediate impact player for Westminster as well.”
Lewis’ family and the coaching staff at Tesoro have made a major impact on his life and he was quick to thank Athlete’s Choice‘s Nick Tintle, who not only is a coach at Tesoro but also works with him regularly since sixth grade, going back to his Saddleback Starz days.
“[Lewis] is one of those players that you can put anywhere on the field and he’s going to produce,” Tintle said. “He’s always been a pleasure to coach. I’m happy for his recent commitment. He’s just an all-around great kid.”
Tesoro begins their season Thursday on the road against Huntington Beach at 7 p.m.