Lynn University Athletics Chronological History

 

Highlights from the 1980's

1983 Department of intercollegiate athletics established
1983 Joined the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
1983 Named Shada Overton first athletic director
1986 First women's soccer match
1987 First men's soccer national championship
1988 Baseball wins 100th game in program history
 
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Highlights from the 1990's

1991 Baseball wins 200th game in program history
1991 Fighting Knights nickname established
1991 Men's soccer wins 100th game in program history
1991 Second men's soccer national championship
1992 First women's soccer national championship
1993 First women's tennis national championship
1993 Women's soccer wins 100th game in program history
1993 First women's basketball game
1993 First men's basketball game
1994 Baseball wins 300th game in program history
1994 Second women's soccer national championship
1994 Women's tennis wins 100th match in program history
1995 Men's tennis wins wins 100th match in program history
1995 First women's golf national championship
1995 Second women's tennis national championship
1995 Third women's soccer national championship
1996 Third women's tennis national championship
1996 First men's golf national championship
1996 Second women's golf national championship
1996 First volleyball match
1996 Men's soccer wins 200th game in program history
1996 Invited to join Sunshine State Conference
1997 Joined National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II
1997 Baseball wins 400th game in program history
1997 Fourth women's tennis national championship (first NCAA title)
1997 Third women's golf national championship (first NCAA title)
1998 Men's basketball wins 100th game in program history
1998 First softball game
1998 Fifth women's tennis national championship (second NCAA title)
1998 Women's soccer wins 200th game in program history
1998 Fourth womwn's soccer national championship (first NCAA title)
1999 Women's basketball wins 100th game in program history
1999 Jannie Nicolaisen (women's soccer) named Sunshine State Conference Female Athlete of the Year
1999 Darren Warham drafted by Dallas of MLS in second round, 24th overall
 
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Highlights from the 2000's

2000 Women's tennis wins 200th match in program history
2001 Baseball wins 500th game in program history
2001 Sixth women's tennis national championshp (third NCAA title)
2001 Gareth Dunn (men's soccer) named Sunshine State Conference Male-Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2002 Softball wins 100th game in program history
2002 Men's soccer wins 300th game in program history
2003 Men's basketball wins 200th game in program history
2003 Men's tennis wins 200th match in program history
2003 Men's soccer wins first NCAA national championship and third overall
2004 Women's tennis wins 300th match in program history
2005 Baseball wins 600th game in program history
2005 James Taylor earns Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award
2005 Softball wins first NCAA national championship
2005 Aimee Murch named SSC Female Athlete of the Year
2006 Softball wins 200th game in program history
2006 Julian Carsuzaa and Dennis Riegraf win ITA Division II Small College National Championship for doubles
2006 Julian Carsuzaa and Denis Riegraf win ITA "Super Bowl" of Small College Tennis
2006 Volleyball wins 100th match in program history
2007 Aimee Murch and Christina Rolla named to Sunshine State Conference Silver Anniversary Team
2007 Men's tennis coach Mike Perez named ITA National Coach of the Year
2007 Men's tennis wins first NCAA national championship
2007 Nicolas Boisvert named SSC Male Athlete of the Year
2007 Women's basketball wins 200th game in program history
2008 Baseball wins 700th game in program history
2008 Men's tennis wins 300th match in program history
2008 Women's tennis wins 400th match in program history
2008 Gabe McDougall named SSC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2008 Women's soccer wins 300th game in program history
2008 Men's soccer wins 400th game in program history
2008 Julien Carsuzaa and Alessandro Sara win Division II Doubles title at ITA Small College Championship
2008 Men's basketball wins 300th game in program history
2009

Jean Alexander drafted 12th overall in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake. Becomes the highest drafted athlete in school history

2009 Mike Perez earns his 700th career victory
2009 Julien Carsuzaa named NCAA Division II National Senior Player of the Year
2009 Baseball wins first NCAA national championship
2009 Rudy Garbalosa named NCAA Division II National Coach of the year
 
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Highlights from the 2010's

2010 Christine Johnstone, women's tennis, becomes first student-athlete in Lynn history to be recipient of the Elite 88 Award
2010 Women's tennis' Christine Johnstone named SSC Female athlete of the year
2010 Tommy Kahnle selected in 5th round (175th overall) of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the New York Yankees
2011 Baseball wins 800th game in program history
2011 Eleonora Iannozzi becomes NCAA Women of the Year Finalist
2011 Volleyball wins 200th match in program history
2011 Ioana Ivan wins ITA Singles title while Ivan and Sabine Kruse take ITA doubles crown
2011 Harald Gracholski, men's soccer, becomes first male student-athlete at Lynn,
and second student-athlete overall, to be recipient of NCAA Elite 89 Award
2012 Women's tennis wins 500th match in program history
2012

Danny Randolph named SSC Coach of the Year for the first time in women's golf program history

2012 Rudy Garbalosa named SSC Coach of the year for the first time in baseball program history
2012 Anthony Boza becomes first baseball player in school history to sweep South Region Player of the Year honors
in four publications (ABCA, Daktronics, NCBWA, College Baseball Lineup)
2012 Martin Wehlert, men's soccer, becomes second male student-athlete at Lynn,
and third student-athlete overall, to be recipient of Elite 89 Award
2012 Men's soccer wins fourth national championship
2013 Men's soccer coach John Rootes named Captain U Division II coach of the year
2103 Softball wins 300th game in school history
2013 Mike Perez wins 500th match as women's tennis coach
2013 Head baseball coach Rudy Garbalosa wins 400th career win
2013 Men's tennis wins 400th match in program history
2013 Head men's & women's tennis coach Mike Perez earns his 900th career win
2013 Women's golf wins fourth national championship
2013 Valentine Confalonieri wins ITA Division II singles title
2013 Valentine Confalonieri becomes the first women's tennis player in program history
to win the ITA Small College Super Bowl and qualify for the USTA/ITA Division I indoor Intercollegiate Championships 
2013 The NCAA recognized Lynn University as the Sunshine State Conference winner
for the Division II Community Engagement Award of Excellence for the 2013 Family Fun Day
2014 Mike Perez wins 400th match as head men's tennis coach
2014 Lynn competes in first-ever lacrosse match
2014 Baseball earns 900th victory in program history
2014 Baseball alum Tommy Kahnle makes his MLB debut with the Colorado Rockies, pitching 1.2 innings against the Miami Marlins.
He becomes first player in school history to reach MLB
2014 Sal Giardina named SSC Baseball Player of the Year making Lynn first school
in league history to have a player of the Year recipient in three consecutive seasons
2014 Ellen Chambers, women's golf, becomes second female student-athlete at Lynn,
and fourth student-athlete overall, to be recipient of NCAA Elite 89 Award
2014 Jessica Bradley becomes first women's golfer to be named WGCA Player of the Year
2014 Danny Randolph named National Women's Golf Coach of the Year, becomes second coach in program history
to claim national coach of the year honors and seventh in school history
2014 Women's golf wins fifth national championship
2014 Jessica Bradley named SSC Female Athlete of the Year; first in women's golf program history
2014 Ellen Chambers named SSC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and NCAA Women of the Year Nominee
2014 First soccer matches at Bobby Campbell Stadium
2014 Ellen Chambers Named Top-9 Finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year
2014 Valentine Confalonieri wins ITA Small College Super Bowl for 2nd consecutive year
2014 Men's Soccer wins 11th SSC title and 33rd for Lynn
2014 Lynn launches new LynnFightingKnights.com website through provider PrestoSports
2014 Men's Soccer wins 5th national championship; 23rd for Lynn University
2015 Lynn University reveals Lance, the new mascot for the Fighting KnightsDr. Kristen Migliano announces resignation as AD
2015 Rebecca Matthews named SSC Swimmer of the Meet & Swimmer of the Year; first in program history
2015 Men's Basketball reaches NCAA Sweet 16 for first time in 10 years
2015 Rebecca Matthews wins individual national championships in 100 & 200 breaststroke; sets NCAA record time in 200 breast
2015 Jessica Bradley repeats as SSC Golfer of the Year & WGCA National Golfer of the Year
2015 Brian Kingsbury named SSC Coach of the Year; first in program history
2015 Devin Crosby named seventh AD in Lynn's history
2015 Mateo Gomez & men's golf team finish as national runners-up at NCAA Division II National Championship
2015 Jessica Bradley becomes 2nd student-athlete in Lynn history to repeat as 1st Team Academic All-America
2015 Max Watt drafted in the 22nd round (651st overall) by Boston Red Sox in MLB Draft
   
 
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