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Lewis Flyers
University Lewis University
Conference GLVC–East Division
MIVA (men's volleyball)
NCAA Division II
Division I (men's volleyball)
Athletic directorJohn Planek
Location Romeoville, Illinois
Varsity teams18
Basketball arenaNeil Carey Arena
Baseball stadiumBrennan Field
Soccer stadiumLewis Stadium
NatatoriumLewis Pool
NicknameFlyers
ColorsRed and White [1]
         
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

List of teams

Individual teams

Men's volleyball

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. [2]

Baseball

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. [3]

Club sports

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

References

  1. ^ Lewis University Graphic Standards and Manual & Editorial Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Men's Volleyball National Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Baseball National Championship Records" (PDF). National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 2013. p. 1. Retrieved February 2, 2016.

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