NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The
Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) approved the addition of
three new members during a meeting of conference administrators
The University of Dubuque, located in Dubuque, Iowa, and Beloit College, located in Beloit, Wis., will begin play in the MWLC in the spring of 2013, while Elmhurst College, located in Elmhurst, Ill., will begin conference play in the spring of 2014.
Augustana College, located in Rock Island, Ill., Aurora University, located in Aurora, Ill., and Benedictine University, located in Lisle, Ill., were approved as new MWLC members this past spring and will begin conference play in the spring of 2013.
"The sport of women's lacrosse continues to grow throughout the Midwest and that is evident by our recent additions to the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference," MWLC commissioner Chris Martin said.
"We're excited to be adding our three new members in addition to the new members added in the spring. The addition of all six schools will enhance the conference both on a regional and national level and will continue to enhance the growth of the sport."
With the announcement that the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) will begin sponsoring women's lacrosse in the spring of 2013, 2012 will be the final season of MWLC membership for Adrian, Albion and Trine, giving the conference 10 members in 2013 and 11 in 2014.
The Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference was founded in 2010 and began play in the spring of 2011. It is currently composed of eight NCAA Division III colleges and universities located throughout the Midwest.
The MWLC claims representatives from the states of Michigan (Adrian and Albion Colleges),Wisconsin (Carthage College and Concordia University), Indiana (Trine University), Ohio (College of Mount St.Joseph), Missouri (Fontbonne University), and Illinois (North Central College).
May 7, 2012 Reiter named MWLC Newcomer of the Year
April 29, 2012 Women's Lacrosse drops Trine in regular season finale
April 22, 2012 First place Adrian defeats Women’s Lacrosse
April 21, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse accepts a forfeit victory
April 18, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse dropped by Carthage
April 14, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse rallies past Midland
April 13, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse travels to face Midland on Saturday
April 5, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse travels to Robert Morris on Friday
April 5, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse drops a thriller to Robert Morris
April 3, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse hosts North Central on Tuesday
April 3, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse falls to North Central
April 2, 2012 Reiter named MWLC Player of the Week
March 30, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse hosts Oberlin Saturday
March 25, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse picks up first win in program history
March 24, 2012 Augustana downs CUW women’s lacrosse
March 20, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse drops pair of games in South Carolina
March 14, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse falls in season opener
March 12, 2012 Season Outlook: Women’s Lacrosse
February 1, 2012 Women’s Lacrosse selected seventh in MWLC preseason poll
September 23, 2011 Three Universities added to MWLC