NAIA League Breakdown – Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

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

Olivet Nazarene16-423-9
Holy Cross14-621-11
Governors State13-717-16
Robert Morris Illinois12-816-15
St. Ambrose12-817-13
Cardinal Stritch10-1016-13
St. Francis10-1020-15
Calumet St. Joseph9-1117-11
Trinity International9-1115-15
Indiana – South Bend8-1213-17
Saint Xavier7-1310-20
Trinity Christian3-177-22

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


GStorm CookJRHoly Cross
F/CJohn KerrJRSt. Ambrose


FNemanja KnezevicSRCardinal Stritch
GJohn ContantJROlivet Nazarene
G/FJack BrodySRSaint 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
GJoe LarryCalumet St. Joseph
PGFrederik BenzonCardinal Stritch
SGRobbie BrooksGovernors State
FBryce CrosenHoly Cross
GJacqui BigginsRobert Morris Illinois
GJeremy CarlyleTrinity International
GTerrion HowardSt. 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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