Lewis returns to field after career-threatening injuries

By Raven Boyd

Redshirt junior midfielder Mackenzie Lewis returned to the soccer field this season after recovering from two major surgeries that could’ve ended her playing career.

Lewis missed the entire 2013 season due to an ACL injury on both of her knees and spent the entire 2014 season redshirting to recover from both surgeries.

She appeared in nine games her freshman year and scored her first career goal this season against the Creighton Bluejays.

The Huskies will go head-to-head with Bowling Green (6-9-1, 2-6-0 MAC) at 6 p.m. on Friday in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Q: What is your major and what are some of your plans after college?

A: My major is in Math and Education, and I want to teach at a high school and coach soccer.

Q: How old were you when you first started playing soccer?

A: I’ve been playing soccer ever since I can remember. I probably started around 4 years old.

Q: Now that we are halfway through the season … what game has been the most exciting and which has been most difficult so far?

A: The most exciting game was probably our win early in the season against Iowa State. The most difficult would have to be Kent State, I think, because we got a lot of goals scored on us, which is always hard.

Q: What are some of your goals for the rest of the season?

A: I just want us to make it to the MAC tournament.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most as the rest of the season continues?

A: Actually, my mother and brother are coming to this weekend’s games. I’m excited for that. One of my best friends is coming as well. My brother will be seeing me play for the second time and the first time since my surgery.

Q: Can you tell more about your injury and sitting out for surgery?

A: I was out for my sophomore and junior year to get ACL surgery on both of my knees. It was tough not to be able to play, but it makes playing now all the better.