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Winning: A Lewis Family Tradition

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Winning: A Lewis Family Tradition

 

Steve Lewis' high school and college athletic feats fill five scrapbooks. His grown children, Shane and Danielle, were equally accomplished.

Shane is the director of athletics at the Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley, Arizona. As varsity basketball coach there, he led his school's 2012 basketball team to an Arizona State Championship.

Winning began at an early age for Shane. As a 12-year-old he was the staff ace on the St. Johnsbury Baseball Little League All-Star team that won the Vermont State Championship -- the only St. Johnsbury team ever to take that title.

He pitched his team to an American Legion state championship in 1990 and won a Division III College World Series, playing for the University of Southern Maine.

He was a standout basketball and baseball player at St. Johnsbury Academy, class of 1990, and has earned multiple awards for his work as a coach and educator.

His little sister, Danielle, is the Northeast Kingdom's most decorated and accomplished track and field athlete.

In high school she was a two-time state heptathlon champion (1992, 93) and set multiple school and state records.

At the University of Vermont, Danielle won three straight America East individual titles in the javelin after finishing as the runner-up as a freshman.

She was undefeated in dual meets over four years of throwing javelin for UVM and won the prestigious Penn Relays in 1995 and 1996. According to the University, Danielle was the first UVM student to win an event at the Penn Relays since Hall of Famer and Olympic Champion Albert Gutterson '12 won the long jump in 1912.

Lewis set and holds multiple meet, regional and school records. In 1998 she was named UVM's top athlete.

She was inducted into the University's Hall of Fame in 2008.

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