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Ten Flyers Go To 2023 NCAA DII Outdoor T&F Championships

The NCAA announced the 2023 DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships selections Tuesday (May 16) with Lewis having 10 athletes qualify for the national meet. The meet is set to take place Thursday, May 25-Saturday, May 27 at Colorado State-Pueblo in Pueblo, Colorado.  List of Event/Lewis Athlete/Date/Time of event Thursday, May 25 - 3:30 p.m.  Women's Long Jump:  Denise Hernandez  (Naperville, IL/) Thursday, May 25 - 5:50 p.m.  Women's 4 X 100m Relay:  Khristel Martindale  (Bridgetown, Barbados/),  Rose Ogbuli  (Plainfield, IL/Plainfield East),  Faith Wyman  (Trenton, IL/Trenton (Wesclin)),  Alexandra Martinez  (Plainfield, IL/Plainfeild Central) Thursday, May 25 - 6:30 p.m.  Men's Long Jump:  Zach Olenek  (Algonquin, IL/St. Edward Central Catholic) Thursday, May 25 - 7:10 p.m. Women's 100M: Martindale and Ogbuli Friday, May 26 - 6:05 p.m.  Men's Triple Jump:  Keegan Zack  (Watseka, IL/Watseka Community) Saturday, May 27 - 3:45 p.m. Women's Javelin:  Aliza Van Den Elzen  (Hortonville, Wis./Hortonville) Saturday, May 27 - 6:30 p.m.  Women's Triple Jump:  Alecea Cardillo  (Plainfield, IL/Plainfield North) and  Jaden Christian  (Braidwood, IL/Braidwood (Reed-Custer))   

Farm Gets 38th Place at NCAA DII Women’s Golf Championships
Sophomore  Kendall Farm  (Carol Stream, Ill./West Chicago) finished tied for 38th place after recording a total score 227 (+11) for the three rounds during the NCAA DII Women's Golf Championship which took place May 16-18.  The first round took place Tuesday and Farm shot a 75 which was three over  [MORE

Lewis Wins GLVC Commissioner’s Cup in 2022-23
The Lewis University Athletic Department has won the Great Lakes Valley Conference Commissioner's Cup for the second time in school history as announced by the league office on Tuesday (May 16). The Flyers earned the award for the 2022-23 campaign by posting the highest finish in the league's seven core  [MORE

Lewis is First to Capture GLVC Women’s Triple Crown
Lewis University became the first school in Great Lakes Valley Conference history to achieve the Triple Crown in GLVC Championships for women's sports as the Flyers won the conference crown in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. The Lewis women's cross country team  [MORE

Restoring Black Voices to the Story of Joliet
On display in the Gaylord Building’s first-floor gallery through July 14 is "Reclaiming the Narrative: Restoring Black Voices to the Story of Joliet". The Lewis University History Center partnered with Second Baptist Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, The National Hook-up of Black Women Joliet Inc.,  [MORE

Lewis Athletics Unveils New Look
The Lewis University Athletic Department will feature its rebranding of Lewis Athletics at the June 9 Lewis Flyer Golf Outing at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. The new, cleaner, and more innovative look will be seen on Lewis Athletics uniforms, fan gear, facilities, and more this fall.  Lewis University  [MORE

Delaney Garden Named NFCA DII All-Midwest Region First Team
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced that sophomore  Delaney Garden  (Carpentersville, IL/Harry D. Jacobs High School) was named to DII NFCA All-Midwest Region First Team.  Garden posted a 17-8 record this season which helped her earn All-GLVC First Team Honors. In 169.2 innings  [MORE

Karaba NCBWA Pitcher of the Year; Cantelo Honorable Mention
The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) announced Thursday (May 18) that  Jake Karaba  (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) was named NCBWA Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year, while  Angelo Cantelo  (Blue Island, Ill./Marian Catholic) was named to the NCBWA All-Midwest Region Honorable  [MORE

Dalep Awarded GLVC Postgraduate Scholarship
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced Monday (May 22) that Lewis men's lacrosse player  Nolan Dalep  (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada/Claremont Secondary School) was awarded the GLVC Postgraduate Scholarship Award. Dalep has been with the Lewis men's lacrosse team for four seasons and has  [MORE

Lewis Men’s Lacrosse Lands Five on USILA All South Team
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced that five Lewis players were named to the USILA All-South Region Team for their performances this season.  Jack Speers  (Glenview, IL/Glenview North HS) Earned Second Team USILA South Team honors. Saw action in 15 contests  [MORE

Karaba is GLVC Pitcher of the Year; 5 Flyers Earn All-GLVC
The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) announced on Wednesday (May 10) that  Jake Karaba  (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) is the GLVC Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-GLVC member.  Michael Alt  (Appleton, Wis./Kimberly),  Angelo Cantelo  (Blue Island, Ill./Marian Catholic),  Thomas Fox  (Norfolk,  [MORE

Annual Flyer Athletics Fund Golf Outing Registration is Open
The Lewis University Athletics Department will be hosting its 43rd Annual Flyer Athletics Fund Golf Outing on Friday, June 9 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. Registrations for the event are now open. Each registration includes 18 holes of golf on Course #1 or #3, cart, lunch and drinks on the  [MORE

Kendall Farm Named to All-GLVC Women’s Golf Team
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced Tuesday (May 9) that  Kendall Farm  (Carol Stream, Ill./West Chicago) was named to the All-GLVC Women's Golf Team for her performance on the links this season.  Farm earns all-conference honors after finishing in second place during the GLVC Championships  [MORE

Higher Learning Commission Application Submitted
We have completed another important milestone on our path to merging with St. Augustine College. On Thursday, May 18, 2023 we submitted the Change of Control application to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). As outlined in their processes, HLC will now assign a review team to the merger proposal  [MORE

Lewis Softball Season Ends at NCAA Midwest Regional
The Lewis University softball team saw its season come to an end as the Flyers rallied late in the seventh but Indianapolis came out on top to defeat the Flyers 2-1 to capture the NCAA Midwest Regional Title.  TEAM RECORDS No. 1 seed Indianapolis 53-8 | No. 4 seed Lewis 38-20 SUMMARY Indianapolis  [MORE

Baseball Eliminated From GLVC Tournament With Loss
The Lewis University baseball team was eliminated from the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Saturday (May 13) with a 12-4 loss to Indianapolis. TEAM RECORDS Indianapolis 33-18 | Lewis 30-23 SUMMARY The Greyhounds picked up a pair of runs in the first inning and added another in  [MORE

Track and Field Compete at Fighting Chance Invite
The Lewis University women's and men's track and field teams competed at the Carius - Gregory Invitational Thursday-Friday (May 11-12) and the Fighting Chance Invite Friday and Saturday (May 12-13).  WOMEN'S RESULTS 100m Dash Rose Ogbuli  (Plainfield, IL/Plainfield East) - 11.50 *NCAA Provisional  [MORE

Lewis University and St. Augustine College Plan Merger
The presidents of Lewis University and St. Augustine College today announced a plan to merge both institutions, with both Boards of Trustees unanimously approving the decision. Visit for more information about the merger. The schools will now submit an application to  [MORE

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