The conference includes just two private schools - Central State and Georgetown College - with a wide range of enrollment figures from the low of approximately 500 at Ohio Valley to the high of more than 3,200 at Georgetown.
Davis & Elkins is at around 750 students, a number that could increase with the addition of men's and women's lacrosse to its list of sports offered.
The soccer field is getting turf and will be lined to accommodate lacrosse.
"We're hopeful to begin a search for a lacrosse coach in the near future and hopefully be able to start with a club team and move to an NCAA team," Mihalyo said.
Davis & Elkins offers basketball, tennis, soccer, swimming and cross country for men and women, as well as golf and baseball for men and softball and volleyball for women.
The Senators, as well as Alderson Broaddus, Bluefield and Ohio Valley aren't included as part of the non-conference schedule of MEC teams, but Mihalyo said that could change.
"Not anything is off the table by any stretch," he said. "Our focus really went to the GMAC and what could be a really positive experience. That really has been our primary concern all along. We're just excited about the way things are shaping up for our teams, coaches and student athletes."
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THE MOUNTAIN East has hired former Fairmont State University director of athletic media relations Adam Zundell as its director of communications for the league.
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