Boca Raton, Fla. – Six different programs at Lynn University have garnered top-20 national recognition, a testament to the depth and quality of the collective Fighting Knight athletic department. Lynn's men's basketball, men's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's golf programs all currently hold a top-20 ranking in their respective polls.
Men's golf, the reigning NCAA Division II National Champions, enters its 2019 campaign as the second-ranked team in the Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll. The Blue and White men ended their fall season on a high note, claiming the top-spot in a 17-team field at the Otter Invitational on Oct. 22-23, in Seaside, Calif. In addition to Lynn's top finish in California, the squad also claimed runner-up honors at the NCAA DII Preview, held at the site of the 2019 NCAA Division II National Championship.
On the women's side, the Fighting Knights' squad sits 13th in the national polls after placing in the top-5 in each of their four fall events. Lynn finished third at the 2018 Sunshine State Conference (SSC) Championships, advancing to the NCAA Super Region 2 Tournament. The Blue and White came in fifth with Krissy Ortiz their best finisher, coming in tenth place.
The tennis program boasts both teams inside the top-5 with the men ranked third and the women holding the fifth spot. The Lynn women are coming off a 20-5 campaign a year ago, marking their fifth-straight and 23rd-overall 20+ win season. The squad finished as runners-up at the Sunshine State Conference Tournament as well as at the NCAA South Region II Championship.
Men's tennis occupies the No. 3 spot in the opening Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis National Rankings following its trip to the NCAA tournament last season for the first time since 2012. Four of last season's starting six will return to the court in 2019 after notching a 17-7 record in 2018.
No. 17 men's basketball has had an excellent start to the 2018-19 campaign, sporting a 13-2 overall mark and perfect 10-0 record at home. The Fighting Knights have now been ranked for six consecutive weeks with their lone defeats coming by a combined six points at No. 7 Florida Southern and No. 5 Nova Southeastern.
A rising program on the national landscape, the Fighting Knight men's lacrosse team enters 2019 as the No. 19 team in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Preseason Poll. Dryden Brous earned the program's first-ever All-America accolade a season ago and enters this year as a Preseason Second Team All-American.