Colonial Athletic Association

The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division I whose full members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to South Carolina. Most of its members are public universities, and the conference is headquartered in Richmond. The CAA was historically a Southern conference until the addition of four schools in the Northeast (of five that joined from rival conference America East) after the turn of the 21st century, which added balance to the conference.

Colonial Athletic Association
CAA
Colonial Athletic Association logo
Established1979
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
SubdivisionFCS
Members10 (13 in 2022)
Sports fielded
  • 21
    • men's: 10
    • women's: 11
RegionEast Coast
Former namesECAC South
HeadquartersRichmond, Virginia
CommissionerJoe D'Antonio (since 2016)
Websitewww.caasports.com
Locations
Colonial Athletic Association locations

The CAA was founded in 1979 as the ECAC South basketball league. It was renamed the Colonial Athletic Association in 1985 when it added championships in other sports (although a number of members maintain ECAC affiliation in some sports). As of 2006, it organizes championships in 21 men's and women's sports. The addition of Northeastern University in 2005 gave the conference the NCAA minimum of six football programs needed to sponsor football. For the 2007 football season, all of the Atlantic 10 Conference's football programs joined the CAA football conference, as agreed in May 2005. The football league operates under CAA administration as the technically separate entity of CAA Football.

The conference most recently added Hampton University, Monmouth University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Stony Brook University in 2022. Stony Brook, already a member of CAA Football, will join in other sports at that time; Hampton and Monmouth will join both the all-sports CAA and CAA Football; and NC A&T will join the all-sports CAA in 2022 and CAA Football in 2023.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

 
Logo used until 2013.
Colonial Athletic Association
Location of CAA members:
  full member,   departing member,   future member
  football-only member,   Associate members (other sports)
Not shown: Associate Member UC San Diego

The CAA has expanded in recent years, following the exits of longtime members such as the United States Naval Academy, the University of Richmond, East Carolina University, and American University. In 2001, the six-member conference added four additional universities: Towson University, Drexel University, Hofstra University, and the University of Delaware. Four years later the league expanded again when Georgia State University and Northeastern University joined, further enlarging the conference footprint. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) left for the Atlantic 10 Conference in July 2012.[3] More changes came in 2013: Old Dominion University left for Conference USA,[4] Georgia State joined the Sun Belt Conference,[5] and the College of Charleston joined the CAA from the Southern Conference.[6]

On the playing field, the CAA has produced 16 national team champions in six different sports (the most recent being the James Madison University Dukes who won the 2018 Division I Women's Lacrosse championship), 33 individual national champions, 11 national coaches of the year, 11 national players of the year and 12 Honda Award winners. In 2006, George Mason became the first CAA team to reach the Final Four. In 2011, the VCU Rams became the second CAA team to reach the Final Four, as well as the first team to win five games en route, due to their participation in the First Four round.

On March 25, 2013, George Mason University left the CAA to join the Atlantic 10 Conference.[7] Shortly after, the CAA ceased sponsorship of wrestling due to the lack of teams.

The 2015–16 basketball season saw the conference RPI reach its highest rating when it finished the season ranked 9th in the nation.

During another phase of realignment that started in 2021, the CAA was affected when longtime member James Madison University announced it would leave the CAA, transition its football program to the Football Bowl Subdivision, and join the Sun Belt Conference (SBC). Initially, JMU was to join the SBC in July 2023.[8] However, the timeline changed when the CAA chose to ban JMU from subsequent championship events, citing a conference bylaw that allows it to impose such a ban on a departing member. Thus, JMU will officially join the Sun Belt in July 2022 instead (at which time it will be counted as an FBS member for scheduling purposes after meeting an NCAA minimum requirement of five FBS opponents at home), housing all of its sports in that league, including men's soccer, which would be sponsored by the SBC again, but one season earlier.[9][10]

Shortly before JMU announced its departure, it was reported that the CAA sought to expand by several schools, allowing it to split into a divisional format for most of its sports in order to reduce travel costs for its members. Among the schools named as possible candidates were Fairfield University, Howard University, Monmouth University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.[11][12] In January 2022, reports emerged that Hampton University, a historically black institution that had been working toward a CAA move since at least 1995, would likely join the CAA that July. Monmouth was again named as a potential CAA expansion candidate. Also, Stony Brook University, already a member of CAA Football, was named as a candidate for membership in the all-sports CAA.[13] On January 18, local media in Monmouth's home of New Jersey reported that a CAA invitation to that school was imminent.[14]

The CAA later announced on January 25 that Hampton, Monmouth, and Stony Brook would become members of the all-sports CAA that July, with Hampton and Monmouth joining Stony Brook in CAA Football.[15] On February 22, the CAA announced that North Carolina A&T would join the all-sports CAA that July and CAA Football in 2023.[2]

CommissionersEdit

Name Years Notes
Tom Yeager 1979–2016 Retired July 1, 2016
Joe D'Antonio 2016– July 1, 2016

Member schoolsEdit

Full membersEdit

Current full membersEdit

Departing member highlighted in pink.

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Endowment Nickname Colors Football
College of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina 1770 2013 Public 10,783 $102,800,000 Cougars      N
University of Delaware Newark, Delaware 1743 2001 23,281 $1,450,000,000 Fightin' Blue Hens      Y
Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1891 Private 22,412 $798,300,000 Dragons      N
Elon University Elon, North Carolina 1889 2014 6,991 $261,600,000 Phoenix      Y
Hofstra University Hempstead, New York 1935 2001 10,871 $637,100,000 Pride        N
James Madison University Harrisonburg, Virginia 1908 1979 Public 21,787 $116,700,000 Dukes      Y
Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts 1898 2005 Private 21,627 $1,070,000,000 Huskies      N
Towson University Towson, Maryland 1866 1979, 2001[a] Public 22,923 $87,800,000 Tigers      Y
University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington, North Carolina 1947 1984 17,499 $103,800,000 Seahawks        N
College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia 1693 1979 8,817 $1,278,400,000 Tribe        Y
Notes
  1. ^ Towson joined the league as a charter member in the 1979–80 season, left after the 1980–81 season to join the ECAC-Metro Conference (now known as the Northeast Conference), and rejoined the CAA effective the 2001–02 season.

Future full membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Joining Type Enrollment Endowment Nickname Colors Current
conference
Football
Hampton University Hampton, Virginia 1868 2022 Private
(HBCU)
3,516 $280,600,000 Pirates & Lady Pirates     Big South  Y
Monmouth University West Long Branch, New Jersey 1933 Private 5,675 $108,463,000 Hawks     MAAC
Big South (football)
 Y
North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, North Carolina 1891 2022 (other sports)
2023 (football)
Public
(UNC, HBCU)
13,332 $178,000,000 Aggies     Big South  Y
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York 1957 2022[a] Public 26,782 $360,200,000 Seawolves       America East
CAA (football)
 Y
  1. ^ Stony Brook has been a member of CAA Football since 2013.

Former full membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Nickname Colors Current
conference
American University Washington, D.C. 1893 1984 2001 Private Eagles       Patriot
University of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland 1925 1979 1981 Public Super Bees     none[a]
Catholic University of America Washington, D.C. 1887 Private
(Roman Catholic)
Cardinals     Landmark
(NCAA Division III)
East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina 1907 1981 2001 Public Pirates     AAC
George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia 1957 1979 2013 Patriots     Atlantic 10
Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia 1913 2005 Panthers     Sun Belt
United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland 1845 1979 1991 Federal
(Military)
Midshipmen     Patriot
Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 1930 1982 Public Monarchs       C-USA
(Sun Belt in 2022)
1991 2013
University of Richmond Richmond, Virginia 1830 1979 2001 Private Spiders     Atlantic 10
Saint Francis University Loretto, Pennsylvania 1847 1981 Private
(Roman Catholic)
Red Flash     Northeast
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia 1838 1995 2012 Public Rams     Atlantic 10
Notes
  1. ^ University of Baltimore dropped intercollegiate athletics after the 1982–83 academic year.

Associate membersEdit

In all tables below, dates of joining and departure reflect the calendar years these moves took effect. For spring sports, the year of arrival is the calendar year before the first season of competition. For fall sports, the year of departure is the calendar year after the final season of competition.

Current associate membersEdit

Departing member highlighted in pink.

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors CAA
sport
Primary
conference
University at Albany Albany, New York 1844 2013 Public 17,944 Great Danes     football America East
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California[a] 1960 2020[b] 40,473 Tritons     rowing (w) Big West
University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut 1881 2019 Public 32,257 Huskies     rowing (w)[17][c] Big East
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Michigan 1849 2012 Public 20,313 Eagles     rowing (w) Mid-American
Fairfield University Fairfield, Connecticut 1942 2014 Private 5,273 Stags   lacrosse (m) MAAC
University of Maine Orono, Maine 1865 2007 Public 11,404 Black Bears       football America East
University of Massachusetts[d] Amherst, Massachusetts 1863 2009 30,593 Minutemen[e]     lacrosse (m) Atlantic 10
University of New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire 1866 2007 15,305 Wildcats       football America East
University of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island 1892 16,883 Rams       Atlantic 10
University of Richmond Richmond, Virginia 1830 Private 4,002 Spiders    
Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania 1842 2007 Private 11,023 Wildcats     Big East
2015 rowing (w)
Notes
  1. ^ La Jolla is a neighborhood of San Diego that has its own postal identity.
  2. ^ While the CAA officially announced UC San Diego's entry into CAA rowing in March 2021, the Tritons competed during the spring 2021 season, part of the 2020–21 school year.[16]
  3. ^ UConn planned to drop women's rowing after the 2020–21 season,[18] but after a federal judge issued a restraining order against the university in a Title IX lawsuit brought by team members, the university announced that it would reinstate the sport for a minimum of two years.[19]
  4. ^ UMass men's lacrosse will move to the school's full-time home of the Atlantic 10 Conference in July 2022.[20]
  5. ^ UMass women's teams are nicknamed "Minutewomen". However, the school's only CAA sport is a men's sport.

Former associate membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Nickname Colors CAA
sport
Primary
conference
Conference
in former
CAA sport
Binghamton University Vestal, New York 1946 2001 2013 Public Bearcats       wrestling America East EIWA
Boston College Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 1842 2001 2002 Private Eagles     wrestling ACC
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts 1839 2001
(wrestling)
2013 Terriers     wrestling Patriot none[a]
2011
(rowing)
rowing (w) Patriot
The State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New York 1846 2008 2017 Public Bulls     rowing (w) Mid-American none[b]
Campbell University Buies Creek, North Carolina 1887 1996 2008 Private Fighting Camels     wrestling Big South Southern
Davidson College Davidson, North Carolina 1837 2001 2007 Wildcats     swimming & diving Atlantic 10
University of Dayton Dayton, Ohio 1850 2002 2014 Flyers     golf (w) Atlantic 10 Metro Atlantic
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia 1971 1991 1994 Flames       wrestling ASUN
(C-USA in 2023)
none[c]
Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, Maryland 1852 2001 2002 Greyhounds     lacrosse (m) Patriot
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts 1863 2007 2012 Public Minutemen     football Atlantic 10[d] FBS Independent[e]
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina 1891 1994 1996 Spartans       wrestling SoCon none[f]
Penn State University University Park, Pennsylvania 1855 2009 2014 Nittany Lions     lacrosse (m) Big Ten
University of Richmond Richmond, Virginia 1830 2002 Private Spiders     golf (w) Atlantic 10 Patriot
Rider University Lawrenceville, New Jersey 1865 2001 2013 Broncs       wrestling MAAC Mid-American
Robert Morris University Moon Township, Pennsylvania 1921 2009 Colonials       lacrosse (m) Horizon ASUN
Sacred Heart University Fairfield, Connecticut 1963 2005
(lacrosse)
Pioneers     lacrosse (m) Northeast Northeast
2001
(wrestling)
2010 wrestling EIWA
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1851 2010 2013 Hawks     lacrosse (m) Atlantic 10 Northeast
(A-10 in 2022)
Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania 1842 2001 2009 Wildcats     lacrosse (m) Big East[g]
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia 1872 1992 1998 Public Hokies     wrestling ACC
Wagner College Staten Island, New York 1883 2001 2007 Private Seahawks     wrestling Northeast none[h]
Xavier University Cincinnati, Ohio 1831 2002 2013 Musketeers       golf (w) Big East
Notes
  1. ^ Boston University dropped wrestling after the 2013–14 school year.
  2. ^ Buffalo dropped women's rowing after the 2016–17 school year.
  3. ^ Liberty dropped wrestling after the 2010–11 school year.
  4. ^ The A-10 will start a men's lacrosse league in the 2023 season (2022–23 school year), with UMass as one of the six charter members.[21]
  5. ^ Since the 2016 fall season (2016–17 school year), UMass football has competed as an FBS independent.
  6. ^ UNC Greensboro dropped wrestling after the 2010–11 school year.
  7. ^ Villanova men's lacrosse left the CAA once the Big East began sponsoring the sport in the 2009–10 school year. Villanova football remains in CAA Football to this day, and the school has also been a CAA women's rowing member since 2015–16.
  8. ^ Wagner dropped wrestling after the 2008–09 school year.

Membership timelineEdit

North Carolina A&T State UniversityMonmouth UniversityHampton UniversityUniversity of California, San DiegoUniversity of ConnecticutFairfield UniversityElon UniversityCollege of CharlestonStony Brook UniversityUniversity at Albany, SUNYEastern Michigan UniversitySaint Joseph's UniversityPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity at BuffaloUniversity of Rhode IslandUniversity of New HampshireUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstUniversity of MaineRobert Morris UniversityNortheastern UniversitySun Belt ConferenceGeorgia State UniversityUniversity of DaytonXavier UniversityRider UniversityVillanova UniversityBinghamton UniversitySacred Heart UniversityLoyola University MarylandBoston CollegeHofstra UniversityDrexel UniversityUniversity of DelawareBoston UniversityAtlantic 10 ConferenceVirginia Commonwealth UniversityUniversity of North Carolina at WilmingtonPatriot LeagueAmerican UniversityAmerican Athletic Conference USAConference USAEast Carolina UniversityCollege of William & MaryAtlantic 10 ConferenceUniversity of RichmondSun Belt ConferenceJames Madison UniversityAtlantic 10 ConferenceGeorge Mason UniversityPatriot LeagueUnited States Naval AcademySun Belt ConferenceConference USASun Belt ConferenceOld Dominion UniversityAmerica East ConferenceBig South ConferenceEast Coast Conference (Division I)Northeast ConferenceTowson UniversityNortheast ConferenceSaint Francis UniversityLandmark ConferenceCapital Athletic ConferenceOld Dominion Athletic ConferenceThe Catholic University of AmericaUniversity of Baltimore

Full members Full members (non-football) Assoc. members (football only) Assoc. member (list sports)

SportsEdit

The CAA sponsors championship competitions in ten men's and twelve women's NCAA sanctioned sports. Eleven schools are associate members in three sports.[22]

Colonial Athletic Association teams
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
9
-
Basketball
10
10
Cross Country
6
8
Field Hockey
-
7
Football
12
-
Golf
9
8
Lacrosse
6
7
Rowing
-
7
Soccer
9
10
Softball
-
7
Swimming & Diving
5
7
Tennis
8
9
Track and Field (Indoor)
6
10
Track and Field (Outdoor)
3
8
Volleyball
-
9

Men's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Baseball Basketball Cross
country
Football Golf Lacrosse Soccer Swimming
& diving
Tennis Track &
field
(indoor)
Track &
field
(outdoor)
Total
CAA
sports
Charleston  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y  N  Y  N  N 6
Delaware  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  N 8
Drexel  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  N 6
Elon  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y  N  N 7
Hofstra  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y 8
James Madison  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y  N  N 6
Northeastern  Y  Y  Y  N  N  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y 6
Towson  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  N  N 6
UNC Wilmington  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  N  Y 8
William & Mary  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Totals 9 10 6 5+7 9 4+2 9 5 8 2 4 71+9
Future members
Hampton  N  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y  Y 7
Monmouth  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 11
North Carolina A&T  Y  Y  Y  Y[a]  Y  N  N  N  Y  Y  Y 8
Stony Brook  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  N  N  Y  Y 8
Associate members
Albany  Y 1
Fairfield  Y 1
Maine  Y 1
New Hampshire  Y 1
Rhode Island  Y 1
Richmond  Y 1
UMass  Y 1
Villanova  Y 1
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the CAA which are played by CAA schools

Future members in gray.

School Gymnastics Ice hockey Sailing[b] Squash[c]
Charleston Independent
Drexel Independent
Hampton Independent
Northeastern Hockey East
William & Mary EIGL
Notes
  1. ^ North Carolina A&T will not join CAA Football until 2023, a year after it joins the all-sports CAA.
  2. ^ Sailing is a coeducational sport sanctioned by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association and not the NCAA.
  3. ^ Squash is a coeducational sport that is not sanctioned by the NCAA.

Women's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Basketball Cross
country
Field
hockey
Golf Lacrosse Rowing Soccer Softball Swimming
& diving
Tennis Track &
field
(indoor)
Track &
field
(outdoor)
Volleyball Total
CAA
sports
Charleston  Y  Y  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Delaware  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 13
Drexel  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  N  N 8
Elon  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Hofstra  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y 10
James Madison  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 12
Northeastern  Y  Y  Y  N  N  Y  Y  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y 8
Towson  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y 11
UNC Wilmington  Y  Y  N  Y  N  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
William & Mary  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 11
Totals 10 9 7 8 7 3+4 10 8 7 9 6 9 9 102+4
Future members
Hampton  Y  Y  N  N  N  N  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Monmouth  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N 12
North Carolina A&T  Y  Y  N  Y  N  N  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Stony Brook  Y  Y  N  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Associate members
UC San Diego  Y 1
Eastern Michigan  Y 1
UConn  Y 1
Villanova  Y 1
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the CAA which are played by CAA schools

Future members in gray.

School Beach
volleyball
Bowling Equestrian[a] Gymnastics Ice hockey Sailing[b] Squash[c] Triathlon[d]
Charleston ASUN Independent Independent
Delaware [e]
Drexel Independent
Hampton MAISA Independent
Monmouth MEAC [f]
North Carolina A&T MEAC
Northeastern Hockey East Independent
Towson EAGL
UNC Wilmington ASUN
William & Mary ECAC
Notes
  1. ^ Equestrianism is part of the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program, but the national championship is sanctioned by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and not the NCAA. While several conferences exist under the IHSA umbrella, the NCAA treats all women's equestrian teams that do not compete within a recognized NCAA conference as independents.
  2. ^ Sailing is a coeducational sport sanctioned by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association and not the NCAA.
  3. ^ Squash is a coeducational sport that is not sanctioned by the NCAA.
  4. ^ Triathlon is part of the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program, but the national championship is sanctioned by the sport's national governing body, USA Triathlon, and not the NCAA. No NCAA conference in any division currently sponsors this sport.
  5. ^ Delaware plays women's ice hockey at club level in the ACHA, but treats this club as a varsity team.
  6. ^ None of the four schools joining the all-sports CAA in 2022 have announced a future indoor track affiliation. Presumably, all will join the ECAC alongside the other CAA members.

In addition to the above, Charleston counts its female cheerleaders (though not its male cheerleaders) and all-female dance team as varsity teams. Neither cheerleading nor dance team competitions are sponsored by the NCAA.

Current championsEdit

RS = regular-season champion; T = tournament champion

Season Sport Men's
champion
Women's
champion
Fall 2020 Cross country[a] Northeastern Elon
Field hockey[a] James Madison (RS)
Delaware (T)
Football[a] Delaware
Soccer[a][b] Hofstra (RS, North)
James Madison (RS, South & T)
Hofstra (RS, North)
UNCW (RS, South)
Elon (T)
Volleyball[a][b] Towson (RS, North & T)
James Madison (RS, South)
Winter 2020–21 Basketball James Madison &
Northeastern (RS)
Drexel (T)
Delaware (RS)
Drexel (T)
Swimming & diving Towson James Madison
Spring 2021 Baseball[b] Northeastern (RS, North & T)
UNCW (T)
Golf Charleston James Madison
Lacrosse[c] Delaware (RS)
Drexel (T)
Drexel (RS, North)
Elon & James Madison (RS, South)
James Madison (T)
Rowing Northeastern
Softball[b] Drexel (RS, North)
James Madison (RS, South & T)
Tennis UNCW James Madison
Track & field (outdoor) Northeastern Elon
  1. ^ a b c d e Championship held in spring 2021 due to COVID-19 issues.
  2. ^ a b c d For 2020–21 only, the CAA split this sport into North and South Divisions.
  3. ^ The CAA split women's lacrosse into North and South Divisions for the 2021 season, but kept a single league table for men's lacrosse.

Men's basketballEdit

* Denotes a tie for regular season conference title
Denotes game went into overtime

Regular season championsEdit

Note: The conference was known as the ECAC South from 1979 to 1985.

Season Regular Season Champion Conference Record
1980 Old Dominion 7–0
1981 James Madison 11–2
1982 James Madison 10–1
1983 William & Mary 9–0
1984 Richmond 7–3
1985 Navy 11–3
1986 Navy 13–1
1987 Navy 13–1
1988 Richmond 11–3
1989 Richmond 13–1
1990 James Madison 11–3
1991 James Madison 12–2
1992 Richmond 12–2
1993 James Madison 11–3
1994 Old Dominion 10–4
1995 Old Dominion 12–2
1996 VCU 14–2
1997 Old Dominion 10–6
1998* William & Mary
UNC Wilmington
13–3
1999 George Mason 13–3
2000* George Mason
James Madison
12–4
2001 Richmond 12–4
2002 UNC Wilmington 14–4
2003 UNC Wilmington 15–3
2004 VCU 14–4
2005 Old Dominion 15–3
2006* George Mason
UNC Wilmington
15–3
2007 VCU 16–2
2008 VCU 15–3
2009 VCU 14–4
2010 Old Dominion 15–3
2011 George Mason 16–2
2012 Drexel 16–2
2013 Northeastern 14–4
2014 Delaware 14–2
2015* William & Mary
UNC Wilmington
Northeastern
James Madison
12–6
2016* Hofstra
UNC Wilmington
14–4
2017 UNC Wilmington 15–3
2018* College of Charleston
Northeastern
14–4
2019 Hofstra 15–3
2020 Hofstra 14-4
2021* James Madison
Northeastern
8–2
2022* Towson
UNC Wilmington
15–3

History of the Tournament FinalEdit

Year CAA Champions Score Runner-Up Tournament MVP Venue
1980 Old Dominion 62–51 Navy Mark West, Old Dominion Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, Virginia)
1981 James Madison 69–60 Richmond Charles Fisher, James Madison Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, Virginia)
1982 Old Dominion 58–57 James Madison Mark West (2), Old Dominion Norfolk Scope (Norfolk, Virginia)
1983 James Madison 41–38 William & Mary Derek Steele, James Madison Robins Center (Richmond, Virginia)
1984 Richmond 74–55 Navy Johnny Newman, Richmond Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
1985 Navy 85–76 Richmond Vernon Butler, Navy William & Mary Hall (Williamsburg, Virginia)
1986 Navy 72–61 George Mason David Robinson, Navy Patriot Center (Fairfax, Virginia)
1987 Navy 53–50 James Madison David Robinson (2), Navy Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, Virginia)
1988 Richmond 73–70 George Mason Peter Wollfolk, Richmond Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, Virginia)
1989 George Mason 78–72 UNC Wilmington Kenny Sanders, George Mason Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, Virginia)
1990 Richmond 77–72 James Madison Kenny Atkinson, Richmond Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1991 Richmond 81–78 George Mason Jim Shields, Richmond Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1992 Old Dominion 78–73 James Madison Ricardo Leonard, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1993 East Carolina 54–49 James Madison Lester Lyons, East Carolina Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1994 James Madison 77–76 Old Dominion Odell Hodge, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1995 Old Dominion 80–75 James Madison Petey Sessoms, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1996 VCU 46–43 UNC Wilmington Bernard Hopkins, VCU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1997 Old Dominion 62–58 James Madison Odell Hodge (2), Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1998 Richmond 79–64 UNC Wilmington Daryl Oliver, Richmond Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1999 George Mason 63–58 Old Dominion George Evans, George Mason Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2000 UNC Wilmington 57–47 Richmond Brett Blizzard, UNC Wilmington Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2001 George Mason 35–33 UNC Wilmington Erik Herring, George Mason Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2002 UNC Wilmington 66–51 VCU Brett Blizzard (2), UNC Wilmington Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2003 UNC Wilmington 70–62 Drexel Brett Blizzard (3), UNC Wilmington Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2004 VCU 55–54 George Mason Domonic Jones, VCU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2005 Old Dominion 73–66 VCU Alex Loughton, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2006 UNC Wilmington 78–67 Hofstra T. J. Carter, UNC Wilmington Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2007 VCU 65–59 George Mason Eric Maynor, VCU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2008 George Mason 68–59 William & Mary Folarin Campbell, George Mason Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2009 VCU 71–50 George Mason Eric Maynor (2), VCU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2010 Old Dominion 60–53 William & Mary Gerald Lee, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2011 Old Dominion 70–65 VCU Frank Hassell, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2012 VCU 59–56 Drexel Darius Theus, VCU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2013 James Madison 70–57 Northeastern A. J. Davis, James Madison Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2014 Delaware 75–74 William & Mary Jarvis Threatt, Delaware Baltimore Arena (Baltimore, Maryland)
2015 Northeastern 72–61 William & Mary Quincy Ford, Northeastern Royal Farms Arena (Baltimore, Maryland)
2016 UNC Wilmington 80–73 Hofstra Chris Flemmings, UNC Wilmington Royal Farms Arena (Baltimore, Maryland)
2017 UNC Wilmington 78–69 Charleston C. J. Bryce, UNC Wilmington North Charleston Coliseum (North Charleston, South Carolina)
2018 Charleston 83–76 Northeastern Grant Riller, Charleston North Charleston Coliseum (North Charleston, South Carolina)
2019 Northeastern 82–74 Hofstra Vasa Pusica, Northeastern North Charleston Coliseum (North Charleston, South Carolina)
2020 Hofstra 70–61 Northeastern Desure Buie, Hofstra Entertainment and Sports Arena (Washington, D.C.)
2021 Drexel 63–56 Elon Camren Wynter, Drexel Atlantic Union Bank Center (Harrisonburg, VA)
2022 Delaware 59–55 UNC Wilmington Jyare Davis, Delaware Entertainment and Sports Arena (Washington, D.C.)

Men's CAA Tournament championships and finalistsEdit

School Championships Finals Appearances Years
Old Dominion 8 10 1980, 1982, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2010, 2011
UNC Wilmington 6 11 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2016, 2017
Richmond 5 8 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1998
VCU 5 8 1996, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012
James Madison 4 11 1981, 1983, 1994, 2013
George Mason 4 10 1989, 1999, 2001, 2008
Navy 3 5 1985, 1986, 1987
Northeastern 2 5 2015, 2019
Hofstra 1 4 2020
Drexel 1 2 2021
Charleston 1 2 2018
Delaware 2 2 2014, 2022
East Carolina 1 1 1993
William & Mary 0 5
Elon 0 1
Towson 0 0

Former member of the CAA

BroadcastersEdit

Women's basketballEdit

* Denotes a tie for regular season conference title
Denotes game went into overtime

Regular season championsEdit

Season Regular Season Champion Conference Record
1984 Richmond 4–1
1985 East Carolina 11–1
1986 James Madison 11–1
1987 James Madison 12–0
1988 James Madison 12–0
1989 James Madison 12–0
1990 Richmond 11–1
1991 James Madison 11–1
1992 Old Dominion 12–2
1993 Old Dominion 14–0
1994 Old Dominion 14–0
1995 Old Dominion 13–1
1996 Old Dominion 16–0
1997 Old Dominion 16–0
1998 Old Dominion 16–0
1999 Old Dominion 16–0
2000 Old Dominion 16–0
2001 Old Dominion 15–1
2002 Old Dominion 18–0
2003 Old Dominion 15–3
2004 Old Dominion 14–4
2005 Delaware 16–2
2006 Old Dominion 17–1
2007 Old Dominion 17–1
2008 Old Dominion 17–1
2009 Drexel 16–2
2010 Old Dominion 14–4
2011 James Madison 16–2
2012 Delaware 18–0
2013 Delaware 18–0
2014 James Madison 15–1
2015 James Madison 17–1
2016 James Madison 17–1
2017 Elon 16–2
2018* Drexel
James Madison
16–2
2019 James Madison 17–1
2020* Drexel
James Madison
16–2
2021 Delaware 16–2
2022 Drexel 16–2

History of the Tournament FinalsEdit

Year CAA Champions Score Runner-Up Tournament MVP Venue
1984 East Carolina 54–39 Richmond N/A Minges Coliseum (Greenville, North Carolina)
1985 East Carolina 65–59 James Madison N/A William & Mary Hall (Williamsburg, Virginia)
1986 James Madison 66–62 East Carolina Lisa Squirewell, ECU Trask Coliseum (Wilmington, North Carolina)
1987 James Madison 74–62 American Sydney Beasley, JMU JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
1988 James Madison 87–72 George Mason Sydney Beasley, JMU Bender Arena (Washington, D.C.)
1989 James Madison 55–45 Richmond Carolin Dehn-Duhr, JMU William & Mary Hall (Williamsburg, Virginia)
1990 Richmond 47–46 James Madison Pam Bryant, UR Robins Center (Richmond, Virginia)
1991 Richmond 88–70 East Carolina Ginny Norton, UR JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
1992 Old Dominion 80–75 East Carolina Pam Huntley, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
1993 Old Dominion 65–51 William & Mary Pam Huntley, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
1994 Old Dominion 78–61 George Mason Celeste Hill, ODU JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
1995 Old Dominion 63–44 James Madison Ticha Penicheiro, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
1996 Old Dominion 84–58 James Madison Clarisse Machanguana, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
1997 Old Dominion 83–46 East Carolina Clarisse Machanguana, ODU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1998 Old Dominion 82–49 American Ticha Penicheiro, ODU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1999 Old Dominion 73–67 East Carolina Natalie Diaz, ODU Robins Center (Richmond, Virginia)
2000 Old Dominion 92–49 UNC Wilmington Natalie Diaz, ODU ALLTEL Pavilion (Richmond, Virginia)
2001 Old Dominion 66–62 James Madison Monique Coker, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
2002 Old Dominion 76–48 UNC Wilmington Okeisha Howard, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
2003 Old Dominion 66–58 Delaware Shareese Grant, ODU Ted Constant Convocation Center (Norfolk, Virginia)
2004 Old Dominion 85–81 George Mason Shareese Grant, ODU Ted Constant Convocation Center (Norfolk, Virginia)
2005 Old Dominion 78–74 Delaware Shareese Grant, ODU Patriot Center (Fairfax, Virginia)
2006 Old Dominion 58–54 James Madison T. J. Jordan, ODU Patriot Center (Fairfax, Virginia)
2007 Old Dominion 78–70 James Madison T. J. Jordan, ODU Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Delaware)
2008 Old Dominion 74–51 VCU Shahida Williams, ODU Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Delaware)
2009 Drexel 64–58 James Madison Gabriela Marginean, Drexel JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
2010 James Madison 67–53 Old Dominion Dawn Evans, JMU JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
2011 James Madison 67–61 Delaware Dawn Evans, JMU The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2012 Delaware 59–43 Drexel Elena Delle Donne, UD The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2013 Delaware 59–56 Drexel Elena Delle Donne, UD The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2014 James Madison 70–45 Delaware Jazmon Gwathmey, JMU The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2015 James Madison 62–56 Hofstra Jazmon Gwathmey, JMU The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2016 James Madison 60–46 Drexel Jazmon Gwathmey, JMU The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2017 Elon 78–60 James Madison Lauren Brown, Elon JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
2018 Elon 57–45 Drexel Shay Burnett, Elon Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia)
2019 Towson 53–49 Drexel Nukiya Mayo, Towson Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Delaware)
2020 Tournament canceled after the opening round due to the COVID-19 pandemic Schar Center (Elon, North Carolina)
2021 Drexel 63–52 Delaware Keishana Washington, Drexel Schar Center (Elon, North Carolina)
2022 Delaware 63–59 Drexel Jasmine Dickey, UD Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia)

Women's CAA Tournament Championships and finalistsEdit

School Championships Finals Appearances Years
Old Dominion 17 18 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
James Madison 9 17 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016
Delaware 2 6 2012, 2013
East Carolina 2 6 1984, 1985
Richmond 2 4 1990, 1991
Elon 2 2 2017, 2018
Drexel 1 6 2009
Towson 1 1 2019
American 0 2
George Mason 0 3
UNC Wilmington 0 2
William & Mary 0 1
VCU 0 1
Northeastern 0 0

Former member of the CAA

FootballEdit

Colonial Athletic Association Football Conference
CAA, CAA Football
 
Established2007
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
SubdivisionFCS
Members12 (11 in 2022)
Sports fielded
  • 1
    • men's: 1 (football)
RegionEast Coast
HeadquartersRichmond, Virginia
Websitecaasports.com
Locations
 

The CAA Football Conference was formed in 2005, although it did not begin play until 2007, as a separate conference independent of the CAA, but administered by the CAA front office. For this reason, there are no true "football associate members" as every member of CAA Football is a full-member of the football-only conference. In the 2004–05 academic year, the CAA had five member schools that sponsored football, all of them as football-only members of the Atlantic 10 Conference (A10). In 2005, as previously noted, Northeastern accepted the CAA's offer of membership, giving the CAA the six football-playing members it needed under NCAA rules to organize a football conference. At that time, the CAA announced it would launch its new football conference in 2007. Next, the CAA invited the University of Richmond to become a football-only member effective in 2007. Once UR accepted the offer, this left the A10 football conference with only five members, less than the six required under NCAA rules. As a result, the remaining A10 football programs all decided to join the CAA on a football-only basis, spelling the end of A10 football, at least under that conference's banner. Since the CAA football conference had the same members as the A10 the previous year, it can be said that the CAA football conference is the A10 football conference under new management.

The CAA football conference's earliest roots are in the New England Conference, founded in 1938 by four state-supported universities in that region plus Northeastern; three of the public schools are currently in the CAA football conference. After the departure of Northeastern in 1945, the remaining members joined New England's other land-grant colleges, Massachusetts State College (now the University of Massachusetts) and the University of Vermont, to form the Yankee Conference under a new charter in 1946, with competition starting in 1947. That conference eventually dropped all sports other than football in 1975. Starting in the 1980s, it expanded to include many schools outside its original New England base. After the NCAA voted to limit the influence of single-sport conferences, the Yankee merged with the A10 in 1997. As mentioned above, the A10 football conference effectively became the CAA Football Conference in 2007.

The CAA Football Conference does not claim the legacy of the A10 Football Conference or the Yankee Conference. However, every school that was in the Yankee Conference at the time of the A10 merger and still fields an FCS-level football team (nine out of the final 12 members of the Yankee Conference) is in the CAA football conference. As further proof of the continuity between conferences, the CAA inherited the A10's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs, which in turn was inherited from the Yankee.

On May 31, 2006, Old Dominion University announced that it would start a football team to begin play in 2009.[23] ODU joined the CAA football conference in 2011.[24] On April 17, 2008, Georgia State University announced that it would start a football team to begin play in 2010 and join the CAA football conference in 2012.[25] The team is playing in the 70,000 seat Georgia Dome, but is restricting ticket sales to just over 28,000 for virtually all its games. However, GSU played only the 2012 season in the CAA, and was not eligible for the conference title, as it began an FBS transition in advance of its 2013 move to the Sun Belt Conference.[5]

Since the CAA began play as a football conference in 2007, a member team has played in the FCS Championship game seven times, with Delaware making it in 2007 and 2010, Richmond in winning in 2008, Villanova winning in 2009, Towson appearing in 2013, and James Madison winning in 2016 and appearing in 2017. In 2007, the CAA set records with 15 national player of the week honorees and by sending five teams to the national championship playoffs. The very next season, in 2008, they broke that record with 19 national player of the week honorees and tied their own record by again sending five teams to the national championship playoffs for the second straight year. At the end of the 2008 season, the CAA had six Top 25 teams with four placing in the Top Ten. Players from the CAA received 78 All-America honors.

In the opening weekend of the 2009 season, CAA teams defeated three Division I FBS teams. William & Mary and Richmond took down teams from the ACC (one of the six conferences whose champions receive automatic Bowl Championship Series berths), respectively Virginia and Duke, while Villanova defeated Temple from the MAC. The following weekend saw New Hampshire defeat another MAC team, Ball State (which had gone through the previous regular season unbeaten, but ended 2009 2–10). All four of the CAA teams to defeat FBS teams qualified for the 2009 FCS playoffs and won their first-round games; Villanova and William & Mary reached the semifinals, and Villanova won the FCS championship.

Northeastern—the school whose 2005 move to the CAA enabled the creation of the CAA football conference—dropped football after the 2009 season. President Joseph E. Aoun and the board of trustees endorsed the move after an extensive, two-year review of the athletic program by its director, Peter Roby. The decision to eliminate football followed six straight losing seasons and sparse game attendance at a school whose ice rink often sells out for hockey.[26]

On December 3, 2009, Hofstra announced that the university would no longer be sponsoring football. The decision follows a two-year review of sports spending at Hofstra. School officials stated there are no plans to cut any other sports at the Long Island school. Hofstra cited costs and low student interest—only 500 students would attend home games despite free tickets—as reasons to drop the program.[27] Due to the reduction of the conference, the CAA did not use the division format for the 2010 season. Even though Old Dominion began conference play in 2011 and Georgia State did the same in 2012, the divisional format is not likely to return in the immediate future, as the CAA lost football members in both 2012 and 2013. UMass departed for FBS and the Mid-American Conference in 2012 followed by Georgia State's departure for the Sun Belt and Old Dominion for Conference USA.

The 2010 season started with the biggest non-conference win of the CAA's short history, when James Madison defeated nationally ranked Virginia Tech (FBS #13 at the time) of the ACC. JMU won 21–16 on September 11, at Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium.

Current membersEdit

As of the upcoming 2022 season, the CAA football conference has the following members:

North Carolina A&T will join CAA football in 2023.

Former membersEdit

The former members of the CAA football conference are:

Hofstra, James Madison, Northeastern, and UMass each also played in the CAA's predecessor football conferences. UMass joined the Yankee Conference in 1947, James Madison and Northeastern joined the Yankee Conference in 1993, and Hofstra joined the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2001.

Additionally, former members of its ancestor conferences (New England Conference, Yankee Conference, Atlantic 10 Conference) include:

Membership timelineEdit

North Carolina A&T Aggies footballBig South ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic ConferenceMonmouth Hawks footballBig South ConferenceNCAA Division I FCS independent schoolsNortheast ConferenceHampton Pirates footballBig South ConferenceNCAA Division I FCS independent schoolsMid-Eastern Athletic ConferenceElon Phoenix footballSouthern ConferenceStony Brook Seawolves footballBig South ConferenceAlbany Great Danes footballNortheast ConferenceGeorgia State Panthers footballOld Dominion Monarchs footballTowson Tigers footballHofstra PrideWilliam %26 Mary Tribe footballJames Madison Dukes footballVillanova Wildcats footballRichmond Spiders footballDelaware Fightin' Blue Hens footballUMass Minutemen footballRhode Island Rams footballNortheastern HuskiesNew Hampshire Wildcats footballMaine Black Bears football

Full members

Conference championsEdit

* Denotes a tie for regular season conference title
Denotes team failed to qualify for FCS Playoffs
Bold type Denotes national champion in the same season
Year Team(s) Conference Record Overall Record(s) Head Coach(es)
2007* Massachusetts
Richmond
7–1 10–3
11–3
Don Brown
Dave Clawson
2008 James Madison 8–0 12–2 Mickey Matthews
2009* Richmond
Villanova
7–1 11–2
14–1
Mike London
Andy Talley
2010* Delaware
William & Mary
6–2 12–3
8–4
K. C. Keeler
Jimmye Laycock
2011 Towson 7–1 9–3 Rob Ambrose
2012* New Hampshire
Richmond
Villanova
Towson[31]
6–2 8–3
8–3
8–3
7–4
Sean McDonnell
Danny Rocco
Andy Talley
Rob Ambrose
2013 Maine 7–1 10–3 Jack Cosgrove
2014 New Hampshire 8–0 10–1 Sean McDonnell
2015* James Madison
Richmond
William & Mary
6–2 9–2
8–3
8–3
Everett Withers
Danny Rocco
Jimmye Laycock
2016 James Madison 8–0 14–1 Mike Houston
2017 James Madison 8–0 14–1 Mike Houston
2018 Maine 7–1 10–4 Joe Harasymiak
2019 James Madison 8–0 14–2 Curt Cignetti
2020 Delaware 4–0 5−0 Danny Rocco
2021* James Madison
Villanova
7–1 10–1
9–2
Curt Cignetti
Mark Ferrante

All-time conference championshipsEdit

School Championships Outright Championships Years
James Madison 5 4 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Richmond 4 0 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015
Delaware 2 1 2010, 2020a[32]
Maine 2 2 2013, 2018
New Hampshire 2 1 2012, 2014
Towson 2 1 2011, 2012
Villanova 2 0 2009, 2012
William & Mary 2 0 2010, 2015
Massachusetts 1 0 2007

Co-championships are designated by italics.

BOLD denotes the team won the National Championship

Former member of CAA Football

  • ^a The CAA's 2020–21 NCAA Division I FCS football season was played in Spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several teams opted out, and some games were canceled. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens completed the season with a 5-0 overall record, 4-0 in conference, and won the North Division title; the James Madison Dukes completed the season with a 5-0 overall record, 3-0 in conference, and won the South Division title. A vote of the CAA athletic directors, not including Delaware or James Madison, was held to determine a champion. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens were declared the 2020 CAA football champions as a result of this vote and were awarded the automatic qualifier for the FCS playoffs.[32]

NCAA FCS National Championships by SchoolEdit

School Championships Finals Appearances Won Lost
James Madison 2 4 2004*, 2016 2017, 2019
Delaware 1 4 2003* 1982†, 2007, 2010
Villanova 1 1 2009
Massachusetts 1 3 1998* 1978, 2006^
Richmond 1 1 2008
Towson 0 1 2013

†Delaware was an NCAA FCS Independent in the 1982 season.

*Won as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

^UMass became a football-only member in the MAC in 2013, and an independent football member of FBS beginning with the 2016 season.

All-time NFL Draft selectionsEdit

Year Round Selection Player Position College NFL Team
2008 1 18 Joe Flacco Quarterback Delaware Baltimore Ravens
4 125 Arman Shields Wide receiver Richmond Oakland Raiders
5 149 Tim Hightower Running back Richmond Arizona Cardinals
6 207 Matt Sherry Tight end Villanova Cincinnati Bengals
2009 3 73 Derek Cox Cornerback William & Mary Jacksonville Jaguars
4 125 Lawrence Sidbury Defensive end Richmond Atlanta Falcons
2010 2 61 Vladimir Ducasse Offensive tackle Massachusetts New York Jets
6 178 Arthur Moats Defensive end James Madison Buffalo Bills
184 Adrian Tracy Linebacker William & Mary New York Giants
203 Scotty McGee Kick returner James Madison Jacksonville Jaguars
7 234 Sean Lissemore Defensive tackle William & Mary Dallas Cowboys
2011 2 49 Ben Ijalana Offensive tackle Villanova Indianapolis Colts
7 206 Justin Rogers Cornerback Richmond Buffalo Bills
2012 4 98 Gino Gradkowski Guard Delaware Baltimore Ravens
133 Jerron McMillian Safety Maine Green Bay Packers
2013 4 114 B. W. Webb Cornerback William & Mary Dallas Cowboys
116 Earl Watford Guard James Madison Arizona Cardinals
5 152 Cooper Taylor Safety Richmond New York Giants
7 241 Jared Smith Defensive tackle New Hampshire Seattle Seahawks
2014 3 94 Terrance West Running back Towson Cleveland Browns
6 184 Kendall James Cornerback Maine Minnesota Vikings
2015 7 245 Tre McBride Wide receiver William & Mary Tennessee Titans
2016 6 185 DeAndre Houston-Carson Cornerback William & Mary Chicago Bears
7 239 Trevor Bates Linebacker Maine Indianapolis Colts
2017 2 59 Tanoh Kpassagnon Defensive end Villanova Kansas City Chiefs
7 236 Brad Seaton Offensive tackle Villanova Tennessee Titans
2018 4 108 Kyle Lauletta Quarterback Richmond New York Giants
5 145 Bilal Nichols Defensive tackle Delaware Chicago Bears
6 192 Jamil Demby Offensive tackle Maine Los Angeles Rams
2019 2 60 Nasir Adderley Safety Delaware Los Angeles Chargers
6 193 Oli Udoh Offensive tackle Elon Minnesota Vikings
7 227 Jimmy Moreland Cornerback James Madison Washington Redskins
2020 5 171 Isaiah Coulter Wide receiver Rhode Island Houston Texans
7 231 Ben DiNucci Quarterback James Madison Dallas Cowboys

Men's soccerEdit

Regular season championsEdit

Note: The conference was known as the ECAC South from 1983 to 1985.

List of CAA regular season champions.[33]

Season Regular Season Champion Conference Record
1983 George Mason 4–1–0
1984 American 5–0–2
1985 American 6–1–0
1986 George Mason 5–0–2
1987 William & Mary 6–1–0
1988 Navy 5–1–1
1989 George Mason 6–0–1
1990 George Mason 6–1–0
1991 James Madison 6–1–0
1992 William & Mary 5–0–2
1993 James Madison 7–0–0
1994 James Madison 6–0–1
1995 William & Mary 6–2–0
1996 William & Mary 8–0–0
1997 American 6–0–2
1998 VCU 7–0–1
1999 Old Dominion 7–1–0
2000 James Madison 7–1–0
2001 Old Dominion 3–0–2
2002 VCU 7–1–1
2003 VCU 8–1–0
2004 VCU 7–1–1
2005 Old Dominion 9–1–1
2006 Towson 10–0–1
2007 Drexel 8–2–1
2008 UNC Wilmington 7–4–0
2009 UNC Wilmington 8–0–3
2010 William & Mary 8–1–2
2011 James Madison 8–3–0
2012 Drexel 8–1–1
2013 Drexel 4–1–2
2014 Delaware, Hofstra & UNCW 5–2–1
2015 Elon & Hofstra 6–2–0
2016 Hofstra 7–1–0
2017 James Madison 5–1–2
2018 James Madison 6–2
2019 UNC Wilmington 7–0–1

All-time conference championshipsEdit

School Championships Outright Championships Years
James Madison 7 7 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2011, 2017, 2018
UNC Wilmington 4 3 2008, 2009, 2014, 2019
Hofstra 3 1 2014, 2015, 2016
Elon 1 0 2015
Towson 2 1 2011, 2012
Villanova 2 0 2009, 2012
William & Mary 2 0 2010, 2015
Delaware 1 0 2010
Massachusetts 1 0 2007

FacilitiesEdit

Departing member in pink; future members/teams in gray.

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena (Nickname) Capacity Baseball park Capacity
Albany Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium 8,500 Football-only member (See: America East)
Charleston Non-football school TD Arena 5,100 CofC Baseball Stadium at Patriot's Point 2,000
Delaware Delaware Stadium 16,730 Bob Carpenter Center (The "Bob") 5,000 Bob Hannah Stadium 1,300
Drexel Non-football school Daskalakis Athletic Center (The "DAC") 2,509 Non-baseball school
Elon Rhodes Stadium 11,250 Schar Center 5,100 Walter C. Latham Park 500
Hampton Armstrong Stadium 10,000 Hampton Convocation Center 6,000 Non-baseball school
Hofstra Non-football school Mack Sports Complex (The "Mack") 5,124 University Field 400
James Madison Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field 24,877 Atlantic Union Bank Center 8,500 Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park 1,200
Maine Alfond Stadium 8,419 Football-only member (See: America East)
Monmouth Kessler Field 4,600 OceanFirst Bank Center 4,100 Monmouth Baseball Field N/A
New Hampshire Wildcat Stadium 11,015 Football-only member (See: America East)
North Carolina A&T Truist Stadium 21,500 Corbett Sports Center 5,000 War Memorial Stadium 7,500
Northeastern Non-football school Matthews Arena (men's)
Cabot Center (women's)
6,000
2,500
Parsons Field 3,000
Rhode Island Meade Stadium 6,580 Football-only member (See: Atlantic 10)
Richmond E. Claiborne Robins Stadium 8,700 Football-only member (See: Atlantic 10)
Stony Brook Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium 12,300 Island Federal Credit Union Arena 4,160 Joe Nathan Field 1,000
Towson Johnny Unitas Stadium 11,198 SECU Arena 5,200 John B. Schuerholz Baseball Complex 500
UNC Wilmington Non-football school Trask Coliseum 5,200 Brooks Field 3,500
Villanova Villanova Stadium 12,500 Football-only member (See: Big East)
William & Mary Zable Stadium 12,259 Kaplan Arena 8,600 Plumeri Park 1,000

See alsoEdit

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