Darci Lewis Ward

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Darci Lewis shined on the tennis and basketball courts while also earning distinctions for her success in cross-country and track & field meets. A two-time Napa Register Fall Athlete of the Year (1993, 1994), Lewis posted a 14-0 doubles tennis record while also placing second in the MEL Cross-Country Championship, which propelled her to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Sub-Section and Sections meets in which she placed sixth in the 1993 season. Lewis went on to complete her junior campaign with a Monticello Empire League title in the 1600-meter event and she continued her winning ways into her senior year, earning a first-place MEL title in cross-country. She was a qualifier for the CIF State Cross-Country Meet in addition to maintaining her title as one-half of Napa’s #1 Doubles team. She and her doubles partner were named Most Valuable Doubles Team for the Indians. She also earned the distinction of Napa’s Most Valuable Runner for the 1994 Cross-Country team, where she placed fourth in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Sub-Sections and 14th in the Section Meet. Lewis also excelled on the basketball court, where she was named All-League, All-County and was also the Co-Captain of the 1995 squad. Lewis went on to become the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year at College of San Mateo where she also participated in basketball, cross-country and track & field before continuing her education at the University of Montana. At Montana, Lewis earned a scholarship for her efforts on the cross-country and indoor and outdoor track & field teams while also being named to the All-Academic team. Lewis went on to earn her teaching credential and is currently the head varsity coach of the Girls Basketball team at Napa High. Lewis has led the lady Indians to six MEL titles in seven years at the helm.