Porter Becomes Newest Rook – Lewes Community Football Club

Porter Becomes Newest Rook

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Lewes FC are delighted to announce the signing of 22-year-old midfielder Lucy Porter.

Porter made her first appearance for the Rooks last Sunday against Leicester City when she came on from the bench on 78 minutes.

The Rooks’ latest signing started her career at Aston Villa at the age of 11 until she was 18. During her time at The Villa, Porter spent most of her playing time as a centre midfielder.

At the age of 18, Porter headed off to the United States of America to study and play football at Hofstra University in New York.

In her freshman year (first year) she scored the first goal in the championship game which resulted in her side winning the league and a championship ring. Then in her sophomore year (second year) of study, Porter became the captain of her university side.

Again playing as a centre midfielder, Porter became an All American and All American Scholar in 2019 and was on the MAC Herman Trophy Watchlist in 2019.

2019 proved to be a good year for the midfielder. She was named the Colonial Athletic Association Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament and Midfielder of the Year. 

Away from club and university football, Porter has represented England at U15, U17 and U19 level. During her time with the U15s she captained her nation for the Euros.

Before playing football, Porter played tennis nationally for England and ranked as high as 15th for her country.

On the pitch, Porter will be adding plenty of creativity to the Rooks midfield, while her versatility can allow her to also play in the attacking line.

You can follow our latest signing on Twitter @porterlucy98 and Instagram @lucy_porter.