Midwest Lacrosse Conference
|Midwest Lacrosse Conference|
|Division||Division III FCS|
|Sports fielded||1 (lacrosse) (men's: 1; women's: 0)|
|Region||Midwestern United States|
|Commissioner||G. Steven Larson|
The Midwest Lacrosse Conference (MLC) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III lacrosse-only college athletic conference composed of schools located in the Midwestern United States. All schools are members of conferences who do not sponsor lacrosse.
Founding members Adrian College, Albion College, Carthage College, Fontbonne University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, College of Mount St. Joseph and Trine University ratified bylaws on June 2, 2009. The NCAA recognition of the new conference went into effect September 1, 2009 and conference play began on February 13, 2010. Many of the MLC members also field women's lacrosse as part of the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference, which began in the 2010-11 academic year. 
Because the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association officially added lacrosse beginning with the 2012-13 season, their members played their last season in the MLC during 2011-12. This effectively shifted the conference further west. Likewise, the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin will officially add lacrosse beginning with the 2014-15 season, so their teams will play their last season in the MLC during 2013-2014.
On October 23, 2013, Midwest Lacrosse Conference (MLC) administrators approved the additions of Beloit College, Carroll University, and Cornell College. All three institutions will begin MLC play in the spring of 2015. These three new schools will take the place of the three CCIW schools leaving at the same time.
|Aurora University||Spartans||Aurora, Illinois||1893||Private/Non-sectarian||3,000||2011||Northern|
|Beloit College||Buccaneers||Beloit, Wisconsin||1846||Private/United Church of Christ||1,300||2015||Midwest|
|Benedictine University||Eagles||Lisle, Illinois||1,887||Private/Catholic||3,800||2013||Northern|
|Concordia University Wisconsin||Falcons||Mequon. Wisconsin||1881||Private/Lutheran||4,400||2011||Northern|
|Cornell College||Rams||Mount Vernon, Iowa||1853||Private/United Methodist||1,200||2015||Midwest|
|Fontbonne University||Griffins||St. Louis, Missouri||1923||Private/Catholic||2,100||2010||SLIAC|
|Milwaukee School of Engineering||Raiders||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||1903||Private/Non-sectarian||2,500||2010||Northern|
|Adrian College||Bulldogs||Adrian, Michigan||1859||Private/Methodist||2010||2013||MIAA|
|Albion College||Britons||Albion Michigan||1835||Private/Methodist||2010||2013||MIAA|
|Augustana College||Vikings||Rock Island, Illinois||1860||Private/Lutheran||2013||2015||CCIW|
|Carthage College||Red Men||Kenosha, Wisconsin||1847||Private/Lutheran||2010||2015||CCIW|
|Defiance College||Yellow Jackets||Defiance, Ohio||1850||Private/United Church of Christ||2013||2015||Ohio River|
|Elmhurst College||Bluejays||Elmhurst, Illinois||1871||Private/United Church of Christ||2013||2015||CCIW|
|Hanover College||Panthers||Hanover, Indiana||1827||Private/Presbyterian||2012||2015||Ohio River|
|Mount St. Joseph University||Lions||Delhi Township, Ohio||1920||Private/Catholic||2012||2015||Ohio River|
|Trine University||Thunder||Angola Indiana||1884||Private/Non-sectarian||2010||2013||MIAA|
- LaxPower staff (2010-01-07). "Midwest Lacrosse Conference Ready for Inaugural Season". LaxPower.com. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
- NCAA (2011-05-13). "Midwest Lacrosse Conference adds four". Retrieved Jun 6, 2011.
- College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (2013-10-25). "CCIW to add men's and women's lacrosse beginning in 2014-15". cciw.org. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- Midwest Lacrosse Conference (2013-10-24). "MLC Adds Three Schools for 2014-15". midwestlaxconference.org. Retrieved October 26, 2013.