BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — It was a successful fall season for the Lee University Athletic Department, as the Flames landed in second place in the chase for the Gulf South Conference All-Sports …
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — It was a successful fall season for the Lee University Athletic Department, as the Flames landed in second place in the chase for the Gulf South Conference All-Sports Trophy.
The Flames finished third on the men's side, while the Lady Flames placed second on the women's side. Lee captured two GSC titles and qualified for the GSC tournament in all five fall sports.
For the fourth straight season, head coach Caleb Morgan's men won the GSC cross country title while the women repeated as league champions.
Chris Hennessey's women's soccer team earned a No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, and advanced to the semifinals for the fourth straight season to spark a postseason run that saw them advance all the way to the NCAA D2 Final Four in Pittsburgh.
The Lee volleyball team finished with its highest GSC regular season finish at third, while the men's soccer team captured the program's first GSC tournament win with a 1-0 shutout at Christian Brothers.
West Florida holds the overall lead with 47.75 points compared to 45.5 for Lee. West Alabama (36.62), Alabama Huntsville (36.37) and Montevallo (33.87) round out the top five. On the women's side, West Florida leads with 29 points while the Lady Flames are less than a point behind at 28.37. Lee (17.12) is third to West Florida (18.75) and West Alabama (18.37) in the men's standings.
The Overall All-Sports Trophy counts all sports that a school sponsors; Regular season finish (standings) count towards 75 percent of the final overall rank and tournament finish counts for 25 percent.
Last year, the Lady Flames captured the Women's All-Sports Trophy to end West Florida's 12-year reign. Overall, Lee placed second to West Florida in 2017-18.
Brooks is Athlete
Of the Week
NEW ORLEANS — Lee University’s Josiah Brooks was named the NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Communications Department for his performances this past weekend at the 2018 BSC Indoor Icebreaker which was held at the Birmingham Crossplex.
Brooks picked up wins in the Triple Jump and the 200-meter dash; and finished as the top collegiate in the 60-meter dash.
The senior set two schools records in the 60 (6.76) and 200 (21.42), both of which were the best marks recorded at the NCAA DII level this week. He also added a win with a 15.19-meter showing in the triple jump which was also the best performance recorded in the division.
On a grand scale, Brooks posted the second-best time in the 200, fourth-best in the 60 and seventh-best in the triple jump – across all collegiate levels. All three performances were NCAA provisional marks.
Brooks is the first athlete from Lee to be named National Athlete of the Week during the indoor season.
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