MIVA (men's volleyball)
Division I (men's volleyball)
|Athletic director||John Planek|
|Basketball arena||Neil Carey Arena|
|Baseball stadium||Brennan Field|
|Soccer stadium||Lewis Stadium|
|Colors||Red and White|
The Lewis Flyers are the athletic teams that represent Lewis University, located in Romeoville, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Flyers compete as members of the East Division of the Great Lakes Valley Conference for all sports except men's volleyball, which is a member of the Division I Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. Since it is not a sponsored sport at the Division II level, the men's volleyball team is the only program that plays in Division I. Lewis joined the GLVC in 1980.
Prior to joining the NCAA, Lewis was a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
List of teams
Men's sports (9)
Women's sports (9)
The men's volleyball team is the only program that plays in Division I. In 2003 the men's volleyball team won the NCAA Division I/II National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship, defeating BYU in the final, but it later voluntarily gave back its title after an internal investigation found ineligibility issues that were kept private from the NCAA. This disgrace hurt the program for a few years, but they have slowly climbed their way back into the Top-10 rankings of DI-II schools. The Flyers qualified for the NCAA Championship and participated in the 1998 Final Four. In 1998 the Flyers also won their conference title. The Flyers were runners-up to Loyola, IL in the 2015 NCAA Final. More recently, the Flyers won the MIVA Conference Tournament in 2019 and made it as far as the NCAA Final Four in their playoff push.
Lewis also competes intercollegiately in Rugby as a member of the CARFU.
- Lewis University Graphic Standards and Manual & Editorial Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved January 22, 2017.
- "Men's Volleyball National Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
- "Baseball National Championship Records" (PDF). National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 2013. p. 1. Retrieved February 2, 2016.