ECAC Division II Lacrosse League

The Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Lacrosse League, also known as the ECAC Division II Lacrosse League, was an American NCAA Division II college athletic conference and part of the Eastern College Athletic Conference that only sponsors men's Division II lacrosse. The league was founded in March 2012 and began play in the 2012–13 academic year (2013 lacrosse season).[1] The founding members included Alderson Broaddus University (then Alderson–Broaddus College), Lake Erie College, Lindenwood University, Mercyhurst University, Ohio Valley University, Seton Hill University, Walsh University, and Wheeling Jesuit University.[1] The new conference brings together four former associate member in men's lacrosse only of the East Coast Conference:[2] Lake Erie, Mercyhurst, Seton Hill, and Wheeling Jesuit;[3] Lindenwood from the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association;[4] and Ohio Valley from competing as an Independent program;[5] Walsh, in the program's first season of NCAA competition as part of the university's transition from NAIA;[6] and Alderson-Broaddus, the program's first season in existence.[7]

ECAC Division II Lacrosse League
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Established2012
Dissolved2016
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision II
Members9
Sports fielded
  • 1
    • men's: 1
    • women's: 0
RegionUnited States
HeadquartersDanbury, Connecticut
CommissionerRudy Keeling (since 2012)
Websiteecacd2lax.com
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The league disbanded after the 2016 season when the Great Midwest Athletic Conference began sponsorship of men's lacrosse. Current G-MAC full members Alderson Broaddus and Ohio Valley were joined by affiliate and future G-MAC full members Lake Erie and Walsh with affiliate members Mercyhurst and Seton Hill of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Indianapolis, Lindenwood, and Wheeling Jesuit moved to independent status as a result of this move.

MembersEdit

Former membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Joined Primary
Conference
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers 2012 Great Midwest
University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana Greyhounds 2015 Great Lakes Valley
Lake Erie College Painesville, Ohio Storm 2012 Great Lakes
(Great Midwest in 2017)
Lindenwood University Saint Charles, Missouri Lions 2012 Mid-America
(Great Lakes Valley in 2019)
Mercyhurst University Erie, Pennsylvania Lakers 2012 Pennsylvania State
Ohio Valley University Vienna, West Virginia Fighting Scots 2012 Great Midwest
Seton Hill University Greensburg, Pennsylvania Griffins 2012 Pennsylvania State
Walsh University North Canton, Ohio Cavaliers 2012 Great Lakes
(Great Midwest in 2017)
Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling, West Virginia Cardinals 2012 Mountain East

ChampionsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Record
2013 Mercyhurst 7–0
2014 Mercyhurst 6–1
2015 Seton Hill 6–1
2016 Mercyhurst 7–1

Conference tournamentEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ECAC Announces New Division II Men's Lacrosse League to Begin Play in 2013". ECAC. March 28, 2012. Archived from the original on April 28, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Lake Erie to Join Newly Formed ECAC Lacrosse League in 2013
  3. ^ Coyne, Jay (September 13, 2011). "ECC to Restructure, Mercyhurst Gets Bounced". Lacrosse Magazine. Archived from the original on December 27, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2012. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ Lippman, David (June 8, 2011). "Lindenwood University Joins Mesa State in WILA". KREX-TV. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2011.
  5. ^ "Ohio Valley Fighting Scots 2012". LaxPower.com. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
  6. ^ Frollo, Joe (July 12, 2010). "Walsh, Malone to begin transition to NCAA Division II". The Repository. Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
  7. ^ Lannom, Andrea (March 12, 2012). "Alderson-Broaddus discusses athletics expansion, increasing enrollment". State Journal. Archived from the original on March 17, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012.

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