Inside Laker Athletics

Laker Athletics History

The Lakers have their roots in the very early history of the College. Shortly after Mid Michigan College opened in 1968, it fielded men's basketball and baseball teams. The Lakers would play at high schools and even wear uniforms borrowed from a local school.

Laker Athletics returned in 2008 after a long hiatus. While their original run was short lived, the athletic program left a legacy that today's teams are reviving and building upon. Now, with interest growing, the Lakers are back!

Funded by the student activity fee, the Lakers made their debut with a men's soccer team in Fall 2008. That exhibition season was followed by a full season the next year and an expansion into women's soccer. In 2010, Laker Athletics fielded men's and women's soccer teams and men's and women's basketball teams.


Mid Michigan College is now a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and with six varsity sports, was also able to join the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) in the 2016-17 season. The MCCAA governs varsity sports for Michigan community colleges.

MID currently fields six varsity teams in the following sports: men's basketball, women's basketball, men's and women's bowling, baseball, and softball.

If you played for the Lakers in the late 60's or early 70's, we'd like to hear from you! Contact Matt Miller at 989-386-6600 or to share your story.

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