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 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.
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.