The Forester Men's Basketball Program
It is truly an exciting time for Forester Basketball. The Lake Forest men's basketball program has been built around the philosophy of "Accepting the Challenge", which is to put Forester Basketball on the same national level of prominence that Lake Forest College has achieved as an academic institution. With a 75-53 record in the conference over the last eight years, the team has taken major steps toward achieving that goal. Head Coach Chris Conger explains, "We have set a solid foundation and our goals now are to continue to be a major force in the conference and further establish ourselves on the national level."

Lake Forest College Athletics
Athletics at Lake Forest College has long been recognized for its "Tradition of Excellence," which continues both in the classroom and in athletic competition. In 2006-07, this excellence was manifested by a remarkable:

  • 14 of 17 varsity sports qualified for their conference or national tournaments
  • .528 combined winning percentage amongst all varsity sports and .623 mark in conference play
  • 11 teams finished among the top four in their respective conference or association and three (softball, women’s basketball, and women’s swimming & diving) placed among the NCAA Division III leaders
  • With conference championships in softball and women’s basketball, Lake Forest has claimed at least one league title in 22 consecutive academic years
  • 45 different Foresters were named All-Conference, including four Conference Performers of the Year, four were selected to All-Region teams, and eight earned All-American honors
  • 64 student-athletes earned Academic All-Conference honors and one received Academic All-American accolades
  • Conference Coach of the Year awards in softball, women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s basketball give the department 18 this decade
  • More than 40 school records were broken or tied