CCIW schools Augustana and Elmhurst will join Carthage with lacrosse teams as well.
Interesting with the MIAA forming their own conference, as three of those teams currently play in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference. What would have been a 14 team conference next season (2012-2013), is already going to be down to 11 with the MIAA schools going out on their own. This will probably be the norm as more and more schools add lacrosse to the list of varsity sports and the traditional conferences begin to sponsor it. The Northern Athletic Conference will have four with Aurora, Benedictine, Concordia Wisconsin and MSOE.
There are surely more to come in the next few years.