Deep South Conference

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Deep South Conference
(DSC)
Deep South Conference logo
Established 1994
Association NCAA
Division Division II
Members 9
Sports fielded men's college lacrosse (men's: 9; women's: n/a)
Region Southeast US
Headquarters Salisbury, North Carolina
Commissioner David Sherwood
Website http://www.deepsouthlax.com/

The Deep South Conference (DSC) is a NCAA Division II men's lacrosse-only college athletic conference. The conference is currently made up of nine member schools in Southeastern United States.[1]

History[edit]

The conference began in 1994 as the Deep South League with five inaugural members Catawba, Greensboro, Limestone, Pfeiffer, and Virginia Tech.[2] In 1995 Greensboro and Virginia Tech left the conference and it added St. Andrews. In 1997 the DSC added Wingate and Lees-McRae in 1999 Mars Hill became the seventh member of the conference.[2] In 2004 Queens joined the Deep South followed by Belmont Abbey and Presbyterian a few seasons later in 2006.[2] In 2006 the conference saw its largest membership, with ten member schools. Following the 2006 season the Conference Carolinas began sponsoring men's lacrosse causing several members to leave the Deep South.[2] In 2009 Florida Southern joined the Deep South Conference and in 2011 Lenoir-Rhyne began sponsoring lacrosse and joined the DSC.[3] The conference continued expansion in 2012, adding Florida Tech and The University of Tampas, bringing the conference to nine members.[4]

Member schools[edit]

Institution Location Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Primary conference
Catawba College Salisbury, North Carolina United Church of Christ 1,358 Catawba Indians South Atlantic Conference
Florida Southern College Lakeland, Florida Methodist 2,426 Moccasins Sunshine State Conference
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida Private 8,985 Panthers Sunshine State Conference
Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory, North Carolina Lutheran (ELCA) 1,674 Bears South Atlantic Conference
Mars Hill College Mars Hill, North Carolina Baptist 1,237 Lions South Atlantic Conference
Rollins College Winter Park, Florida Congregationalists 3,294 Tars Sunshine State Conference
Saint Leo University Saint Leo, Florida Catholic 14,339 Lions Sunshine State Conference
University of Tampa Tampa, Florida Private 10,515 Spartans Sunshine State Conference
Wingate University Wingate, North Carolina Baptist 2,163 Bulldogs South Atlantic Conference

Former members[edit]

National Championship[edit]

National Championships[edit]

  • Limestone - 2000, 2002

Appearances[edit]

  • Limestone - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deep South Conference - DSC - 2010". Inside Lacrosse. 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About". Deep South Conference. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ Staff (January 28, 2011). "Lenoir-Rhyne Lacrosse Set for Inaugural Season in 2011". LaxPower.com Lacrosse News. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Deep South Conference adds Florida Tech and Tampa". Deep South Conference. January 31, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 

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