NAIA League Breakdown – The Frontier Conference

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
SCHOOLCONFOVERALL
Lewis-Clark13-530-7
Carroll College13-529-8
Rocky Mountain10-819-13
Providence9-918-12
MSU-Northern9-918-14
Montana Tech6-1217-15
Montana Western3-159-21

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
NameSchoolHeightYear
Damek MitchellLewis-Clark State5-9Jr.
Taylor EnglandMontana Tech6-7Jr.
Brandon CottonUniversity of Providence5-10Sr.
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 AbeLewis-Clark State
3rd Team All-American, 1st Team All-Conf
Matt Wyman Carroll College
HM All-American, 1st Team All-Conf
Jalen ShepardUniversity of Providence
HM All-American, 2nd Team All-Conf
Ife KalejaiyeCarroll College

Second Team All-Frontier Conference

Kooper KidgellMontana Western

Transferred from league

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

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