Luke Rinne, Director of Athletic Communications
ROMEOVILLE – The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced this week that the Lewis University Athletics Department finished second in both the 2020-21 GLVC All-Sports Trophy and Commissioner’s Cup standings. This marks Lewis’ second straight top five 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 league standings and finish in the respective sport’s conference tournament.
Indianapolis (217 points) won the All-Sports Trophy for the ninth-straight year, followed by the Flyers (171.50 points) and their conference championships in men’s cross country, men’s basketball and women’s outdoor track and field. Lewis also got 13 points from women’s volleyball, 12 points each from women’s basketball, men’s soccer and men’s track and field and 10 points from baseball, women’s cross country and men’s tennis.
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, volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, softball and baseball. All 15 Conference members sponsor these sports at the intercollegiate level.
Under the guidance of Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek, Lewis earned 76 points over the course of the academic year. The Flyers finished five points behind Southern Indiana and edged Indianapolis 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 men’s basketball. Women’s volleyball earned the number one seed in the GLVC Championship tournament and received 13 points overall.
Men’s soccer and women’s basketball each finished fourth this year and earned 12 points apiece. Baseball was the No. 4 seed from the GLVC Blue Division and finished with 10 points while softball was the No. 7 seed at its tournament to earn nine points.