NAIA League Breakdown: NorthStar Athletic Association

The NorthStar Athletic Association is an 8 team NAIA DII league that features teams from Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.


2018-19 Standings
 RV Presentation11-321-10
 Bellevue11-319-14
 Mayville State9-520-9
 Dickinson State9-514-13
 Viterbo5-912-17
 Valley City5-99-19
 Dakota State4-109-22
 Waldorf2-126-22

Presentation (SD) came away with the 2018-19 NorthStar regular season title, while Mayville State took home the NorthStar tournament championship, and the leagues only bid to the NAIA DII National Tournament. Unfortunately they weren’t able to keep the momentum going, as they lost in the first round.

Top Players Returning
Kenny Jackson Photo

Kenny Jackson

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School: Dickinson State

1st Team All-NorthStar


Logan Nelson Photo

Logan Nelson

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School: Valley City State

1st Team All-North Star


Key Players Lost
1st Team All-American
Justin Folkers Photo

Justin Folkers

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School Dakota State

NorthStar Player of the Year


HM All-American
Gorg Alhag Photo

GORG ALHAG

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School: Mayville State

1st Team All-NorthStar


HM All-American
Quadre Lollis Photo

Quadre Lollis

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School: Presentation

1st Team All-NorthStar


New Coaches

Lucas Gabriel takes over at Bellevue University after being the Interim Head Coach for the final four games of last season. Coach Gabriel went 3-1 in those final four game of the season, losing in the NorthStar Tournament Championship game.


Presentation College

We are still waiting on the defending regular season champs to name a coach. I have heard that on campus interviews took place already. With school already starting, I would think this would have to wrap up soon!?

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