Lake Michigan Conference (defunct)

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This article is about the college conference. For the high school conference, see Lake Michigan Conference (Michigan).

The Lake Michigan Conference (or LMC) was an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions were all located in the State of Wisconsin except Dominican University. LMC schools joined with some schools from the Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference in 2006-07, creating the Northern Athletics Conference. The conference was formed as the Wisconsin Conference of Independent Colleges (WCIC) in 1974 with nine charter members.

The Charter Members

Members before dissolution[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Current Conference
Alverno College Milwaukee, Wisconsin Inferno 1887 Private/Catholic 1,932 2004 Northern (NAC)
Concordia University Mequon, Wisconsin Falcons 1880 Private/Lutheran Missouri Synod 1,600 1982 Northern (NAC)
Dominican University River Forest, Illinois Stars 1901 Private/Catholic 3,250 2005 Northern (NAC)
Edgewood College Madison, Wisconsin Eagles 1927 Private/Catholic 2,000 1974 Northern (NAC)
Lakeland College Plymouth, Wisconsin Muskies 1862 Private/United Church of Christ 950 1982 Northern (NAC)
Maranatha Baptist Bible College Watertown, Wisconsin Crusaders 1968 Private/Baptist 850 1974 Northern (NAC)
Marian University Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Sabres 1936 Private/Catholic 2,918 1974 Northern (NAC)
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, Wisconsin Raiders 1903 Private/Non-sectarian 1,395 1977 Northern (NAC)
Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee, Wisconsin Warriors 1973 Private/Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 765 1987 Northern (NAC)

* - Edgewood College left the conference in 1981 but returned in 1990.

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Current Conference
Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, Wisconsin ????? 1911 Public/Wisconsin Technical Colleges 6,000 1974 1977 1
Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, Wisconsin Wolves 1937 Private/Roman Catholic 3,100 1974 1997 Chicagoland (CCAC)
Gateway Technical College-Kenosha Kenosha, Wisconsin ????? 1912 Public/Wisconsin Technical Colleges 5,000 1974 1977 1
Gateway Technical College-Racine Racine, Wisconsin ????? 1911 Public/Wisconsin Technical College 5,000 1974 1977 1
Mount Mary College Milwaukee, Wisconsin Blue Angels 1913 Private/Catholic 1,702 1989 1997 Provisional Independent
(NCAA Division III)
Northwestern College Watertown, Wisconsin Trojans 1863 Private/Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod N/A 1974 1995 2
Silver Lake College Manitowoc, Wisconsin Lakers 1885 Private/Catholic 1,000 1989 1997 USCAA Independent
St. Francis de Sales College Milwaukee, Wisconsin ????? 1970 Private/Catholic N/A 1974 1977 3
Trinity Christian College Palos Hills, Illinois Trolls 1959 Private/Reformed 1,280 1981 1987 Chicagoland (CCAC)
  1. No longer supports intercollegiate athletics
  2. Closed its doors in 1995 when it combined with Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota
  3. No longer a college. Became a seminary as 1982


The LMC sponsored intercollegiate athletic competition in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women’s soccer, women's softball, men's and women's tennis, women's volleyball, and men's wrestling.

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