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Fort Lewis Skyhawks
Fort Lewis Skyhawks
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UniversityFort Lewis College
ConferenceRocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorBrandon Leimbach
LocationDurango, Colorado
Varsity teams11
Football stadiumRay Dennison Memorial Field
Basketball arenaWhalen Gymnasium
Baseball stadiumBrandt Field
Soccer stadiumDirks Field
NicknameSkyhawks
ColorsDark blue, light blue, and gold[1]
     
Websitewww.goskyhawks.com
Fort Lewis Athletics wordmark.svg

The Fort Lewis Skyhawks are the athletic teams that represent Fort Lewis College, located in Durango, Colorado, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Skyhawks compete as members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for all 11 varsity sports. The college's teams were previously known as the Beavers, Aggies, and Raiders.[2]

Athletic facilities

Facilities include the 4,000 seat Ray Dennison Memorial Field for football and lacrosse, the 2,750-seat Whalen Gymnasium for men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball, Aspen Field for softball, and Dirks Field, with a seating capacity of 2,000 for men's and women's soccer.[3]

Varsity sports

Teams

Basketball

The Skyhawks women's basketball team earned a berth in the NCAA Division II national title game in 2010.[4]

Golf

The men's golf team reached the NCAA Division II Championships in the 2010-2011 season.[5]

Soccer

The 2011 NCAA Division II national champion Skyhawk men's soccer team.

The Fort Lewis College men's soccer team won the 2011 NCAA Division II Men's Soccer National Championships.[6] The win was the team's third NCAA Division II national championship, having won in 2005, 2009, and 2011. The Skyhawks men's soccer team also reached the finals and were national runners-up in 1999 and 2006.[7]

National championships

Team

Association Division Sport Year Opponent/Runner-up Score
NCAA Division II Men's Soccer 2005 Franklin Pierce 3-1
2009 Lees-McRae 1-0
2011 Lynn 3-2

Club, intramural, and non-NCAA sports

Club sports teams are organized, coached, and administered by student team members and play intercollegiate schedules. Club sports include baseball, cycling, women's golf, men's lacrosse, men's and women's rugby, ski & snowboard, men's and women's soccer, tennis, track & field, and ultimate frisbee.[8] Intramural sports offered include basketball, flag football, softball, soccer, volleyball, kickball, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, badminton, and tennis.[9]

Cycling

FLC's 2011 National champion cycling team
FLC Cycling won USA Cycling's team 2011omnium national championship title in mountain biking at Angel Fire, NM

The Fort Lewis College Cycling team, a club sport, races in the USA Collegiate Cycling Division I as a member of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference, and was ranked first in the nation after the 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 seasons. The team competes in track, mountain biking, cyclocross, road, and BMX disciplines, and has won 23 team national championships in those disciplines since 1995.[10][11]

References

  1. ^ Fort Lewis College Color Palette (PDF). Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ https://swcenter.fortlewis.edu/finding_aids/FLC_Guide/FLCmascot.htm
  3. ^ "Athletic Facilities". Fort Lewis College. July 16, 2007. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Moss, Irv (August 2012). "Fort Lewis women battle for Division II national title". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ Staff (December 4, 2011). "Higgins resigns from his FLC post". The Durango Herald. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Lewis, Steve (December 4, 2011). "Meet YOUR national champions". The Durango Herald. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ Harkins, Jacob (August 2012). "Futbol U". 5280 The Denver Magazine. Retrieved 2013. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Club Sports". Fort Lewis College. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "Intramural Sports". Fort Lewis College. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ Meyer, Matt (October 6, 2012). "Mavericks modeling cycling program after Fort Lewis". Gran Junction Sentinel. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ Livingston, John. "Fort Lewis College cycling claims 23rd national championship". The Durango Herald (23 October 2017). Ballantine Communications. Retrieved 2017.

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