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The sophomore forward tallied two goals in the Grizzlies’ 2-0 win last Saturday.

ROCHESTER, Mich. – Oakland University’s Makesi Lewis was named Summit League Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, announced by the league office. Lewis earns the honor for the first time this season, and joins teammate Sebastian Harris as Golden Grizzlies to earn top offensive honors for the league this season.
“Makesi did a great job for us off the bench and is deserving of this honor,” said OU coach Gary Parsons. “He provided that spark we needed off the bench as was our MVP in that game.”

Lewis, a sophomore from Diego Martin, Trinidad, scored both goals for Oakland in a 2-0 shutout victory over Centenary College last Saturday off the bench. He notched the game-winning goal in the 25th minute on a header that beat the CC goalkeeper. Lewis then scored his second goal of the game in the 84th minute, beating two Gentlemen defenders on the top of the box and sending a shot to the back of the net to ice the game.

He now ranks third on the team with seven points, pushing his season goals total to three. The Golden Grizzlies finished the week 1-1, falling to No. 4 Akron, 2-1, on Wednesday night at Lee Jackson Field. OU will take on IPFW this Friday night in Fort Wayne, Ind. The game can be followed via live stats on