Lee Athletics Second In Gulf South All-Sports Trophy
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
It was a successful fall season for the Lee University Athletic Department as the Flames land 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 consecutive 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 third 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, Pa.
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.
"Our fall sports had another outstanding season as all the teams qualified for the GSC Conference Tournament for the first time in the same year. Two conference championships have placed us in good shape to make a run at the Women's All-Sports Trophy as well as the Overall," said Lee Athletic Director Larry Carpenter. "We have a lot of work to do in the winter and spring but our coaches will have our teams competing at a high level. I am proud of all the coaches and student athletes who competed this fall and thank them for getting us off to another great start."
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 2017-2018.