|Conference||Ontario University Athletics|
|Athletic director||Jennifer Myers|
|Varsity teams||9 men, 9 women|
|Football stadium||Alumni Field|
|Arena||Canlan Ice Sports - York|
|Other arenas||Tait McKenzie Centre, Toronto Track and Field Centre, York Lions Stadium|
|Tennis court||Aviva Centre|
|Colours||Red, White, and Black|
The York Lions is the official name for the athletic varsity teams that represent York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The university's varsity teams compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference of U Sports and, where applicable, in the east division. The Lion's logo features a red lion from the school's logo with the university's colours, red and white.
York's former teams were known as the York Yeomen and York Yeowomen, but changed their name to the gender-neutral Lions in 2003.
The York Lions football team has been in operation since 1968 and currently compete in the 11-team Ontario University Athletics conference. The program is one of two in U Sports football to have never won a conference championship. The team has been led by head coach Warren Craney since 2010.
The York Lions men's ice hockey team competes in the 20-team Ontario University Athletics conference. The team has won three national championships in 1985, 1988, and 1989.The program has also yielded seven Queen's Cup conference championships, most recently in 2017. The team's head coach has been Russ Herrington since 2017.
The York Lions women's ice hockey team competes in the 13-team Ontario University Athletics conference. The team's head coach is Dan Church, who has been in that position since 2004 and is the longest-serving active head coach at York. The team was won three McCaw Cup conference championships, coming in 1983, 1987, and 1997.
The York Lions men's soccer team has won five U Sports national championships and seven OUA conference championships.Since the hiring of head coach Carmine Isacco in 2007, the Lions have won six of these conference championships (2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018) and four national championships (2008, 2010, 2014, 2015). The Lions' 2008 U Sports championship was York's first national championship in any sport in 18 years, and their first soccer championship since 1977. The team currently competes in the 18-team Ontario University Athletics conference.
The York Lions women's soccer team currently competes in the 19-team Ontario University Athletics conference. The program has had four conference championship winners, coming in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2019.The team's head coach is also Carmine Isacco.
The York Lions men's volleyball team currently competes in the 13-team Ontario University Athletics conference. The program has featured 13 conference championship winners, most recently in 2005.The highest that the team has finished in the national championship tournament was a second place finish in 1974. Nathan Groenveld has been the team's head coach since 2018.
The York Lions women's volleyball team currently competes in the 14-team Ontario University Athletics conference. The program has had a school-record 15 conference championships with the most recent occurring 2009.In the national championship tournament, the Lions have won five bronze medals, most recently in 1991. The team has been led by head coach Jennifer Neilson since 2018.
This is an incomplete list
This is an incomplete list
|Year||Female Athlete||Sport||Male Athlete||Sport|
|2011-12||Melissa Humana-Paredes||Volleyball||Dontae Richards-Kwok||Track & Field|
|2013-14||Khamica Bingham||Track & Field||Dontae Richards-Kwok||Track & Field|
|2014-15||Brittany Crew||Track & Field||Jarek Whiteman||Soccer|
|2016-17||Holly Pitters||Track & Field||Jonathan Lao||Soccer|
|2017-18||Holly Pitters||Track & Field||Kayden Johnson||Track & Field|
|2018-19||Brittany Crew||Track & Field||Pierce Lepage||Track & Field|
|2019-20||Teni Odetoyinbo||Soccer||Daniel Gleason||Track & Field|
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