Lake Superior College will debut men’s and women’s intercollegiate soccer programs beginning Fall 2015.
They’ll be the first official intercollegiate sports programs ever at LSC.
“It’s exciting to be starting collegiate sports at Lake Superior College,” said Dr. Mark Magnuson, LSC’s vice president of Academic and Student Affairs. “Everything is still very much in the planning stages, but this will be a great opportunity for our students and the college.”
Magnuson will also serve as LSC’s interim athletic director. He added that the men’s and women’s teams will likely play between 16-18 regular season games each, followed by additional tournament and/or playoff competition as warranted.
Once LSC applies for and receives approval to join the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III, LSC plans to join and compete in the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC). Fellow MCAC schools with varsity soccer include Century College (White Bear Lake, MN), Riverland Community College (Austin, MN), Anoka–Ramsey Community College, and Rochester Community and Technical College.
Tentatively, tryouts and training for both teams would begin August 2015, just prior to their corresponding fall sports schedules. Each team would field approximately 23 players. The home field for both teams will be located off-campus, with an exact location currently being decided.
Contact Dr. Mark Magnuson at (218) 733-7628 for more information about the soccer programs.