MAC Commonwealth Conference

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MAC Commonwealth
MAC Commonwealth logo
Established 1999
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 9
Sports fielded 23 (men's: 11; women's: 12)
Region Pennsylvania
Headquarters Annville, Pennsylvania

The MAC Commonwealth is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III. It is one of the three conferences that operate under the umbrella of the Middle Atlantic Conferences; the others being the MAC Freedom Conference and the Middle Atlantic Conference, a grouping used for some sports that consists of MAC Commonwealth and MAC Freedom schools. Member institutions are located in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

The league currently has nine full members.

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined
Albright College Reading, Pennsylvania Lions 1856 Private/Methodist 2,401[1] 1999
Alvernia University Reading, Pennsylvania Crusaders 1958 Private/Catholic 2,906[2] 2009
Arcadia University Glenside, Pennsylvania Knights 1853 Private/Presbyterian 4,078[3] 2008
Hood College Frederick, Maryland Blazers 1893 Private/Reformed 2,435[4] 2012
Lebanon Valley College Annville, Pennsylvania Flying Dutchmen 1866 Private/Methodist 2,102[5] 1999
Lycoming College Williamsport, Pennsylvania Warriors 1812 Private/Methodist 1,321[6] 2007
Messiah College Grantham, Pennsylvania Falcons 1909 Private/Christian 2,976[7] 1999
Stevenson University Stevenson, Maryland Mustangs 1947 Private/Catholic 3,941[8] 2012
Widener University Chester, Pennsylvania Pride 1821 Private/Non-sectarian 6,464[9] 1999

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Current Conference
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Blue Jays 1899 Private/Church of the Brethren 2,416[10] 1999 2014 Landmark
Juniata College Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Eagles 1876 Private/Church of the Brethren 1,449 1999 2007 Landmark
Moravian College Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Greyhounds 1742 Private/Moravian 1,792 1999 2007 Landmark
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Crusaders 1858 Private/Lutheran 1,900 1999 2007 Landmark

Membership timeline[edit]

Stevenson University Hood College Alvernia University Arcadia University Lycoming College Widener University Susquehanna University Moravian College Messiah College Lebanon Valley College Juniata College Elizabethtown College Albright College


The MAC Commonwealth sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's field hockey, men's golf, men's and women’s soccer, women's softball, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball. In addition, members also compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference in men's and women's cross country, men's football, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's swimming and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field. Starting with the 2017–18 school year, the Middle Atlantic Conference will also include men's and women's ice hockey and men's volleyball.


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