Upper Midwest Lacrosse League

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Upper Midwest Lacrosse League
Upper Midwest Lacrosse League logo
Association MCLA
Division Division I, II
Members 12
Sports fielded College lacrosse (men's: 12; women's: 0)
Region Midwest
Headquarters Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commissioner Pete Moosbrugger
Website http://mcla.us/UMLL/

The Upper Midwest Lacrosse League (UMLL) is a conference in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). The UMLL incorporates teams in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin and is divided into two divisions, Division I and Division II.[1]

College teams in Minnesota that were playing a loose schedule of tournament weekends decided in 1992 to organize into a league that had a specific schedule and end of the season tournament. Thus the formation of what has become the Upper Midwest Lacrosse League (UMLL). In 2000, the UMLL was accepted into the US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates, which later became the MCLA in 2006.[2]


UMLL teams are split into two Divisions with the larger programs and larger schools in Division I and smaller schools and programs in Division II. For the 2012 season the conference is composed of six members in Division I and six members in Division II.[2]

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Team Nickname Primary conference
Division I
Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 1858 Public 29,887 Cyclones Big 12 (Division I)
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota 1851 Public 52,557 Golden Gophers Big Ten (Division I)
University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minnesota 1902 Public 11,729 Bulldogs Northern Sun (Division II)
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato, Minnesota 1868 Public 15,649 Mavericks Northern Sun (Division II)
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota 1869 Public 17,231 Huskies Northern Sun (Division II)
Division II
Bethel University Arden Hills, Minnesota 1871 Private/Baptist 5,596 Royals MIAC (Division III)
Carleton College Northfield, Minnesota 1866 Private/Non-sectarian 1,958 Knights MIAC (Division III)
North Dakota State Fargo, North Dakota 1890 Public 14,407 Bison Summit League (D-I)
Saint John's University Collegeville, Minnesota 1913 Private/Catholic 1,917 Johnnies MIAC (Division III)
St. Olaf College Northfield, Minnesota 1874 Private/Non-sectarian 3,007 Oles MIAC (Division III)
University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Private/Catholic 10,534 Tommies MIAC (Division III)


  1. ^ "UMLL Conference Championship presented by Homegrown Lacrosse". LaxAllStars.com. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "About the UMLL". UMLL. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 

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