Midwest Lacrosse Conference
|Midwest Lacrosse Conference|
|Sports fielded||1 (men's lacrosse)|
|Region||Midwestern United States|
|Commissioner||G. Steven Larson|
The Midwest Lacrosse Conference (MLC) is a men's 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 that 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 2011.
Because the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association added lacrosse beginning with the 2013 season, their members played their last season in the MLC during 2012. Likewise, the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin added lacrosse beginning with the 2015 season, so their teams played their last season in the MLC during 2014. The three schools in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference starting playing in the new lacrosse-only Ohio River Lacrosse Conference in 2015 as well.
|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||1887||Private - Catholic||3,800||2013||Northern|
|Concordia University Chicago||Cougars||River Forest. Illinois||1864||Private - Lutheran Church Missouri Synod||1,600||2016||Northern|
|Concordia University Wisconsin||Falcons||Mequon. Wisconsin||1881||Private - Lutheran Church Missouri Synod||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|
|Monmouth College||Fighting Scots||Monmouth, Illinois||1853||Private||1,300||2017||Midwest|
|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.
- "About the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference". Retrieved December 5, 2015.
- 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.
- "About the Midwest Lacrosse Conference". Retrieved December 5, 2015.