Lewis Wins GLVC Commissioner’s Cup in 2022-23

Lewis Wins GLVC Commissioner’s Cup in 2022-23; Finishes Second in All-Sports Trophy

Published: May 16, 2023.

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 sports with a total of 69 points. Lewis finished runner-up for the GLVC All-Sports Trophy with 153 points.

"The Lewis University athletic department strives for excellence and winning the GLVC Commissioner's Cup is a benchmark of excellence," Lewis Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek said. 

Points for the Commissioner's Cup are allocated based on the athletic department's finish in the GLVC's postseason tournaments and league standings in men's soccer, women's soccer, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, softball and baseball. All conference members sponsor these sports at the intercollegiate level. 

Lewis qualified for GLVC Tournaments in six of the seven core sports this past year, highlighted by winning the GLVC Tournament Championship in women's volleyball and softball. Women's basketball and men's soccer were runners-up.

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 and league standings. It is the third straight runner-up finish for the Flyers and sixth consecutive top-five performance.

Indianapolis was the winner of the GLVC All-Sports Trophy with 190 points.
Women's cross country, women's volleyball and softball all won the conference championship, receiving 13 points each. Women's track and field also won the league crown for indoor and outdoor, adding 12 points to the total, while men's cross country, men's soccer and women's basketball were runners-up and were awarded 12 points each to Lewis. Men's track and field picked up 11 points for their runner-up finishes in indoor and outdoor, while women's soccer, women's tennis and baseball all earned nine points apiece.

Full Commissioner's Cup Standings: https://glvcsports.com/sports/2022/11/30/22-23commissionerscup.aspx

Full All-GLVC Trophy Standings: https://glvcsports.com/sports/2022/11/30/22-23allsports.aspx

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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