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NAIA League Breakdown – The Frontier Conference

NAIA League Breakdown – The Frontier Conference

By naiahoopsreport_admin July 28, 2019 0 Comments

The Frontier Conference is a 7 team NAIA DI league that is made up of programs from Idaho and Montana.

2018-19 Frontier Conference Standings
Lewis-Clark 13-5 30-7
Carroll College 13-5 29-8
Rocky Mountain 10-8 19-13
Providence 9-9 18-12
MSU-Northern 9-9 18-14
Montana Tech 6-12 17-15
Montana Western 3-15 9-21

Lewis-Clark State (ID) and Carroll (MT) shared the regular season Frontier championship. The two also met in the Tournament championship with Lewis-Clark State taking home the tournament title. Both, along with Rocky Mountain qualified for the NAIA DI Men’s National Tournament. Lewis-Clark and Carroll both made it to the NAIA DI Fab Four, where Carroll got their revenge by beating Lewis-Clark to advance to the National Title game. Carroll ended up losing to Georgetown (KY) in the National Championship game.

Top Players Returning

Dane Ward 6’4 16.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.1apg
School: Carroll (MT)
Class: SR
Position: G
Hometown: Havre, MT

Honorable Mention All-American, 1st team All-Frontier Conference

Returning Honorable Mention All-Americans & 2nd Team All-Frontier Conference
Name School Height Year
Damek Mitchell Lewis-Clark State 5-9 Jr.
Taylor England Montana Tech 6-7 Jr.
Brandon Cotton University of Providence 5-10 Sr.
Key Players Lost

Match Burnham 6’6
School: Carroll (MT)
Position: F
Hometown: Havre, MT

Frontier Conference Player of the Year, 2x All-American selection

Other All Frontier Conference Players lost to graduation
2nd Team All-American, 1st Team All-Conf
Dana Abe Lewis-Clark State
3rd Team All-American, 1st Team All-Conf
Matt Wyman Carroll College
HM All-American, 1st Team All-Conf
Jalen Shepard University of Providence
HM All-American, 2nd Team All-Conf
Ife Kalejaiye Carroll College

Second Team All-Frontier Conference

Kooper Kidgell Montana Western

Transferred from league

Jared Samuelson – Rocky Mountain (MT) 2x All-American, Transferred to NCAA D1 Montana.

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