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NAIA League Breakdown – Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

NAIA League Breakdown – Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

By naiahoopsreport_admin August 5, 2019 0 Comments

The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) is a 14 team NAIA DII league with programs from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin.

School CCAC Overall
Olivet Nazarene 16-4 23-9
Holy Cross 14-6 21-11
Governors State 13-7 17-16
Roosevelt 12-8 19-13
Robert Morris Illinois 12-8 16-15
St. Ambrose 12-8 17-13
Cardinal Stritch 10-10 16-13
St. Francis 10-10 20-15
Calumet St. Joseph 9-11 17-11
Trinity International 9-11 15-15
Indiana – South Bend 8-12 13-17
Saint Xavier 7-13 10-20
Judson 5-15 7-21
Trinity Christian 3-17 7-22

This past season the CCAC was represented in the NAIA DII national tournament by regular season champ, Olivet Nazarene, and Tournament champion St. Francis (Ill). While Olivet Nazarene got knocked out in the first round, St. Francis (Ill) upset the #2 overall team Oklahoma Wesleyan in the first round, before getting knocked out by IU East in the Sweet 16.

Top Players Returning

Nic Reed
School: Olivet Nazarene
Class: SR
Position: F

1st Team All-American, CCAC Player of the Year


G Storm Cook JR Holy Cross
F/C John Kerr JR St. Ambrose


F Nemanja Knezevic SR Cardinal Stritch
G John Contant JR Olivet Nazarene
G/F Jack Brody SR Saint Xavier

Key Players Lost to Graduation

Shane Maple
Governors State

HM All-American, 1st Team All-CCAC

Jake Ludwig

HM All-American, 1st Team All-CCAC

Other Key Players lost to Graduation
G Joe Larry Calumet St. Joseph
PG Frederik Benzon Cardinal Stritch
SG Robbie Brooks Governors State
F Bryce Crosen Holy Cross
G Jacqui Biggins Robert Morris Illinois
G Jeremy Carlyle Trinity International
G Terrion Howard St. Francis
New Coaches

Nick Birkey – Olivet Nazarene

After winning the CCAC Coach of the year as interim head coach, Nick Birkey officially is named Head Coach at ONU.

Greg Miller – Trinity International

Takes over Trinity International after being the Head Coach at Cincinnati Christian University.

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