Lynn Fighting Knights

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Lynn Fighting Knights
University Lynn University
Conference Sunshine State Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Devin Crosby
Location Boca Raton, FL
Varsity teams 14
Basketball arena de Hoernle Sports & Cultural Center
Baseball stadium Lynn Baseball Field
Soccer stadium Bobby Campbell Stadium
Natatorium McCusker Pool Complex
Nickname Fighting Knights
Colors Blue and White

The Lynn Fighting Knights are the athletic teams that represent Lynn University, located in Boca Raton, Florida, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Fighting Knights compete as members of the Sunshine State Conference for all 14 varsity sports. Lynn has been a member of the SSC since 1997.

Varsity teams

Lynn University announced it will add lacrosse for the 2014 season. The sport will be the third addition in recent years, after the university added women's cross country and swimming in 2012.[1]

List of teams

National championships

Lynn University teams have won a total of 21[2] NCAA and NAIA national championships, and 30[2] Sunshine State Conference championships.


Association Division Sport Year Opponent Score
NCAA Division II Baseball[3] 2009 Emporia State 2–1
Men's golf 2018 West Florida 3–2
Women's golf[4] 1997 Methodist 1,292–1,318
2013 Nova Southeastern 1,187–1,190
2014 Barry 1,164–1,193
Men's soccer[5] 2003 Cal State Chico 2–1
2012 Saginaw Valley State 3–2
2014 Charleston (WV) 3–2
Women's soccer[6] 1998 Sonoma State 3–1
Men's tennis 2007 Valdosta State 5–1
Women's tennis[7] 1997 Armstong Atlantic State 5–4
1998 Armstong Atlantic State 5–2
2001 BYU–Hawaii 5–3

NCAA sanctions

On July 17, 2007, NCAA vacated Lynn's 2005 Women's Division II Softball Championship due to extra benefits given to two players. The NCAA found that former coach Thomas Macera gave two Lynn softball players cash payments totaling more than $3,000. Lynn was also placed on probation for two years.[8]


  1. ^ Staff (October 17, 2012). "Lynn University (Fla.) Adds Division II Men's Lacrosse". Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-08. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  3. ^ "Division II Baseball Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lynn wins second title in past three years". NCAA. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Division II Women's Soccer Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Division II Women's Tennis Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "NCAA vacates Lynn's 2005 softball title", Palm Beach Post Staff, Palm Beach Post, July 17, 2007

External links

  • Official Website of Lynn Fighting Knights Athletics
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