One of the most recent additions to the Minnesota College Athletic Conference, Lake Superior College, has announced further plans in expanding athletic and sport offerings on the Duluth campus.
Lake Superior will field independent, club teams in Clay Target/Trap Shooting and Mountain Bike Racing this fall. Furthermore, the 2018-19 academic year will see LSC roll out men's and women's varsity basketball programs which will compete within the Minnesota College Athletic Conference schedule.
Currently, both men's and women's basketball in the MCAC are organized into two divisions - Northern and Southern - of 8 teams each. From the sixteen total basketball playing institutions in the Conference, 8 men's teams advance to the MCAC State Tournament, while four women's teams from the two divisions go directly to NJCAA Regional Playoffs. With the addition of Lake Superior College in the league, the MCAC will look at ways in which divisional alignment can be adjusted to the best interest of all members.
Lake Superior College currently competes in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference in men's and women's soccer, varsity sports which debuted at LSC in 2015, under the direction of coach Jeff Lightfoot.
The emerging sports of Clay Target/Trap Shooting and Mountain Bike Racing continue to gain momentum in and around Minnesota. The Star Tribune recently featured the rapid growth of mountain bike racing at the scholastic level in a July 24th article by Ron Haggstrom, which can be found at this link.
Meanwhile, Clay Target/Trap Shooting in the land of 10,000 lakes recently wrapped up the 2017 competitive high school season with the State Tournament at Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake. The MSHSL State Tournament offers the highest achieving individual and team trapshooters a state-tournament format similar to other MSHSL-sanctioned sports and activities.
To learn more about Lake Superior College, please visit: www.lsc.edu
About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs