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Lewis Nets 2nd In GLVC All-Sports Trophy, Commissioner’s Cup

The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) announced this week that the Lewis University Athletics Department finished second in both the 2021-22 GLVC All-Sports Trophy and Commissioner's Cup standings. This marks Lewis' second straight runner-up finish in both standings. The GLVC All-Sports Trophy is presented to the institution that demonstrates the best all-around performance in the league's 24 sponsored sports. Points are allocated based on overall finish in the respective sport's conference tournament. Indianapolis (218 points) won the All-Sports Trophy for the 10th-straight year, followed by the Flyers (184 points) and their conference championships in men's cross country, women's volleyball and women's indoor and outdoor track and field. Lewis also got 14 points from women's cross country and women's basketball, 13 points from men's indoor and outdoor track field, 12 points from men's soccer and men's basketball, 11 points from women's tennis and 10 points from baseball. Points are allocated for the Commissioner's Cup based on the athletic department's finish in the GLVC's postseason tournaments and regular season standings in men's soccer, women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, softball and baseball. All 15 Conference members sponsor those sports at the intercollegiate level. Under the guidance of Director of Athletics,  Dr. John Planek , Lewis earned 76 points and was tied for second with Indianapolis. The Flyers and Greyhounds were edged by Drury by one point. Lewis qualified for GLVC Championship Tournaments in six of the seven core sports this past year, highlighted by the GLVC championship in women's volleyball. Women's basketball was the runner-up at the GLVC Tournament and picked up 14 points. Men's soccer and men's basketball each finished fourth and earned 12 points apiece. Baseball was the No. 3 seed from the GLVC Blue Division and finished with 10 points while women's soccer was the No. 7 seed at its tournament to earn nine points.    [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Sending 7 To NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championship
The NCAA announced on Tuesday (May 17) that Lewis University's track and field teams will send seven individuals to participate at the 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Grand Valley State, from May 26-28. The Flyer qualifiers include senior  Arianna Amill-Ramos  (Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook), senior  Natasha Bernett  (McAlpin, Ill./Lane Tech), junior  Alecea  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lotz Named To NCBWA All-Midwest Region Team
Lewis University baseball senior pitcher  Jake Lotz  (Palos Hills, Ill./St. Laurence) was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-Midwest Region team on Friday. Lotz earned honorable mention honors. Lotz made a team-high with 21 appearances on the mound going 4-1 with three saves and had a 1.74 earned run average. He struck out 57 hitters in 41.1 innings pitched  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Over 1,000 Graduates Earn Lewis University Degrees
Lewis University celebrated May Commencement ceremonies for more than 1,000 students on May 6-7 on the university’s campus in Romeoville. The festivities began Friday, with the Graduate Degree Ceremony, which honored more than 350 students receiving doctoral degrees, certificates of advanced study, and master’s degrees, as well as graduates of adult accelerated programs. Fredrick Gandy and Shannon  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

42nd Annual Golf Outing is June 10 at Cog Hill
The Lewis University Athletic Department is pleased to announce the 42nd Annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 10th at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois. This year’s event will feature a Hall of Fame Brunch at 10 a.m. Golf registration will get underway at 11:30 a.m. with the Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Those who wish can join us for the entire day (Hall of Fame and Golf) or you can register  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Twenty-Third Issue of Jet Fuel Review is Available Online
The award-winning  Jet Fuel Review  has released its 23rd issue. Visit  to see the issue. The editors include Cassidy Fontaine-Warunek, Alexciana Castaneda, Mateusz Czubiński, Haley Leon, Lauren Lotarski, Sam McFerron, Brandon Peck, Jason Ludtke, Selena Tomas, Alecea Cardillo, and alumni Sylvia Szewczyk, Jo Spangler, Miguel Soto, and Stephanie Karas. Dr. Simone Muench  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

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