On Lewis: An exciting player that possesses uncanny speed and quickness along with a fierce competitiveness and desire to win. Makes up for her short stature with unorthodox strength and physicality for a point-guard. Excels in transition and is not afraid to attack the basket. Is noted for her ability to understand pace and tempo while controlling a game and running a halfcourt offense.
Joe Tartamella on Lewis: "Aaliyah is warrior and brings tremendous energy and passion to the floor. Her IQ on the court has continued to grow with each year that she has been with our program and does so many different things that our vital to our program's success. She has worked diligently on her consistency from the outside especially her three-point shooting this past offseason and we expect great things from her this upcoming year."
As a Senior in 2016-17: Played and started in all 34 games for the Red Storm, setting a new program record for most games played in a career with 134… Named an All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention and the league’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year… Named to the All-Met First Team… Ranked sixth in the nation with 1,271:00 total minutes played and finished 13th in the country with 37.38 minutes per game… Ranked 17th in the nation and led the BIG EAST in assists with 6.2 dimes per game… Finished 14th in Division I and paced the conference with 210 total helpers, the fifth-most in a single season in program history… Compiled an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.31:1, tops on the team and the fourth-best mark in the conference… Ranked third on the team with 11.1 points per game… Kicked off the season with a 12-point, five-rebound, three-assist effort at William & Mary (Nov. 13)… Added 17 points, six assists and five rebounds against Duquesne (Nov. 17)… Went for 14 points, nine assists and three rebounds against Virginia (Nov. 25)… Followed that with 12 points and four rebounds against No. 24/21 Arizona State to wrap up the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas (Nov. 26)… Dished out eight assists and added four points against Albany (Nov. 30)… Scored five points registered five assists without committing a turnover against Rutgers (Dec. 7)… Scored 12 points, came away with a season-best seven steals, dished out five assists and grabbed a pair of rebounds in the Red Storm’s BIG EAST opener at Seton Hall (Dec. 30)… Set a career-high with 13 assists at Xavier (Jan. 2) … scored 21 points and dished out 10 helpers for her first career double-double against Marquette (Jan. 8) … Tied a career-best with 13 dimes at Georgetown (Jan. 13) … Scored a career-high 27 points against Villanova in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals (Mar. 5).
As a Junior in 2015-16: Played and started in all 34 games for the Red Storm… Led the team in assists with 3.9 per game, ranking sixth in the BIG EAST in that category… Compiled an assist-to-turnover of 1.8:1, tops on the team and the sixth-best mark in the conference… Averaged 7.9 points per game, good enough for fourth on the squad… Scored seven points and dished out six assists at UC Irvine (Nov. 15)… Scored nine points, distributed seven helpers and grabbed six boards at Rutgers (Nov. 19)… Recorded her first double-digit scoring effort of the season with 12 points in the Red Storm’s win over No. 18/17 USF (Nov. 29)… Had six assists against Sacred Heart (Dec. 3)… Tallied 18 points, four rebound and three assists in the Red Storm’s BIG EAST opener at Creighton (Dec. 29)… Scored 11 points against Marquette (Jan. 5)… Tallied 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting at Georgetown (Jan. 15)… Scored 13 points on the road against No. 23/21 DePaul… Netted a career-high 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor and a 7-of-8 effort from the charity stripe at Seton Hall (Feb. 7)… Had nine points and four rebounds against Georgetown (Feb. 14)… Tied a then-season-high with seven assists at Xavier (Feb. 19)… Filled up the stat sheet with 13 points, a season-high eight assists and seven rebounds against Creighton (Feb. 28)… Registered 14 points, four assists and three steals in the Red Storm’s BIG EAST Semifinal upset over top-seeded DePaul (March 7)… Scored a game-high 14 points and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against Creighton in the BIG EAST Championship Game (March 8).
As a Sophomore in 2014-15: Played in all 34 games for the Red Storm, making 33 starts... Led the team and ranked fifth in the conference with 4.4 asssists per contest... Turned in an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.0... Averaged 6.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game... Finished second on the team with 44 steals... Recorded four points, two assists and two steals at Yale (Nov. 15)... Tallied eight points at Marist (Nov. 24)... Registered nine points and four assists against Binghamton (Nov. 28)... Scored six points and dished out five assists against Wagner (Nov. 30)... Tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists against UCF (Dec. 11)... Dished out seven dimes against Auburn (Dec. 20)... Dished out a then career-high nine assists in the Maggie Dixon Classic against UConn (Jan. 4)... Registered seven assists without a single turnover against Butler (Jan. 9)... Tallied eight points, four assists and three rebounds at Creighton (Jan. 11)... Turned in a nine-point, seven-assist effort against DePaul (Jan. 16)... Tallied nine points and three assists at Villanova (Jan. 25)... Set a new career-high with 10 assists against Providence (Feb. 8)... Set a season-high with 13 points at Marquette (Feb. 13)... Tallied 10 points on four-of-seven shooting against Villanova (Feb. 20)... Dished out five assists against Georgetown (Feb. 22)... Registered six points, five assists and three steals at Butler (Feb. 27)... Tallied six points and seven assists at Xavier (March 1)... Recorded seven points and four assists in the BIG EAST Quarterfinal vs. Creighton (March 8)... Scored seven points against Seton Hall (March 9)... Poured in a career-high 20 points against Army in the First Round of the WNIT (March 19)... Dished out eight assists against Fordham (March 22)
As a Freshman in 2013-14: Saw action in 33 games and started in eight averaging 19.0 minutes per contest... Scored seven points and grabbed two rebounds in her collegiate debut at Sacred Heart (Nov. 8)... Dished out a career-best of six assists against Iona (Nov. 12)...Tied career-high of six assists and added four points against Quinnipiac (Nov. 20)... Was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Dec. 2 following consecutive double-figure scoring performances with the first coming at Florida (Nov. 26) after scoring 13 points... Notched a career-high 19 points with a career-best seven made field goals against Harvard (Dec. 1)... Scored eight points and had four assists at Auburn (Dec. 6)... Scored five points after going 5-for-6 from the charity stripe against Drexel (Dec. 14)... Grabbed a career-best five rebounds vs. James Madison (Dec. 15)... Finished with four points and six assists against Providence (Feb. 8)... Notched eight points and two assists at Creighton (Feb. 23)... Scored six points against Seton Hall (Mar. 9) in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals... Had three points and two assists at Tennessee (Mar. 24) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
At Bishop Ford (N.Y.): A four-star point guard ranked No. 22 by ESPN HoopGurlz at her position and No. 96 overall ... as a junior, led her team to its first-ever CHSAA Brooklyn-Queens Division I title game in 2012 with a game-winning shot ... averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals as a junior captain and was named to the All-City First Team by the New York Post ... earned all-Brooklyn Girls Basketball honors and The Tablet Brooklyn-Queens Coaches Division I second team accolades as a junior ... as a sophomore, led her team to a No. 14 New York State ranking and was recognized by the New York Post as an All-city honorable mention ... scored 25 points against East Longmeadow on Dec. 30, 2010, going 5-for-10 from the 3-point line and leading her team to a 53-52 victory ... chose St. John's despite interest from Seton Hall and Virginia Tech, amongst others.
Personal: Daughter of Sabrina Murray and Bobbie Lewis... has two siblings, Christopher Johnson (24) and Ashanti Riley (3)... a sports management major...outside of basketball she enjoys shopping and listening to music.