Lewis Flyers

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Lewis Flyers
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University Lewis University
Conference GLVC–East Division
MIVA (men's volleyball)
NCAA Division II
Division I (men's volleyball)
Athletic director Dr. John Planek
Location Romeoville, IL
Varsity teams 18
Basketball arena Neil Carey Arena
Baseball stadium Brennan Field
Soccer stadium Lewis Stadium
Natatorium Lewis Pool
Nickname Flyers
Colors Red and White
         
Website www.lewisflyers.com

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).

Varsity teams[edit]

List of teams[edit]

Individual teams[edit]

Men's Volleyball[edit]

The men's volleyball team won the 2003 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 were runners-up to Loyola, IL in the 2015 NCAA Final.[1]

Baseball[edit]

As a member of the NAIA, the Flyers won the NAIA Baseball World Series in 1974, 1975, and 1976 and finished as runners-up in 1966 and 1980.[2]

Club sports[edit]

Lewis also competes intercollegiately in Rugby as a member of the CARFU.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Volleyball National Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Baseball National Championship Records" (PDF). National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 2013. p. 1. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 

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