On May 2nd, the athletics department held its annual end-of-year sports banquet. At the banquet, the athletics department honored our graduating seniors with personal plaques commemorating their years of participation in Christendom varsity sports, as well as honoring Sophomore Ian Heisler with his USCAA Player of the Week Award for his no-hitter thrown on March 3rd.
Calling all Christendom Crusaders! T-minus 2 days to Giving Day! We hope you can join us for one of the social events in Front Royal, Manassas, Dallas or Denver on the 24th of April. Our first challenge has been announced: Once we receive 200 monthly gifts a group of generous alumni will give $75K to The Carroll Fund! Wow, $75K just for 200 of you giving a monthly gift no matter the amount. This is absolutely attainable with your help, especially considering the fact that alumni couples that give count as two gifts. We can do this!
Junior Helena Briggs has been named the National Student-Athlete of the Year by the USCAA. Briggs, who plays both volleyball and basketball at Christendom, was recognized due to her outstanding performance both on the court and off.
For athletes, there is no greater rush than playing a game well. It makes the early morning practices, the hill sprints, and the sore muscles all have a purpose. There is something about playing on a team that really brings out the best in people. When you look at the scoreboard and know?whatever the end result is?that you have played your hardest, it all makes sense. This is everything you have worked for?it?s the reason you pushed through all those tough practices.
Crusader’s Volleyball drove 4 hours on Friday night and another couple hours on Saturday morning to compete in a USCAA quad-match in New York. The Lady Crusaders first faced the host, The Culinary Institute of America, and then SUNY-Delhi, also from New York, and finished the day with Dean College out of Massachusetts. This was the Lady Crusaders second quad-match of the season.
The Lady Crusaders traveled to Mont Alto, PA on Thursday, September 22nd to take on the Penn State-Mont Alto Nittany Lions volleyball team. The Lady Crusaders played an intense few games against the Lady Lions, who had a 7-1 record coming into the match.
Christendom’s athletic department is celebrating one of its finest years in sports, due in a large part to the efforts of the college’s senior student-athletes, both this season and over the course of their four years at Christendom. Of the sixteen senior athletes, each played key roles on their teams, leading the Crusaders to great success this year, and leaving a legacy of sportsmanship and perseverance that the college will remember for years to come.
The Crusaders Volleyball team headed out to Berkeley, West Virginia to play in a tri-match versus Appalachian Bible College and Rio Grande. The took on the impressive Rio Grande first, and despite a valiant effort, were unable to pull off even a set, and lost the game 0-3.
Coming off this tough loss, the Crusaders began a grueling game versus Appalachian Bible. Appalachian Bible began strong, and took the first set. The Lady Crusaders were able to return from this, pulling off a tight 25-23 win. Finally hitting a groove, the team settled in to their game and were able to take the next two sets and match, scores 25-15 and 25-22. Key performances from freshmen Mary Heisler and Johna Fackler carried the Crusaders through the long day.
Christendom's Volleyball Team continued their impressive six game winning streak last night against the Washington Adventist Shock, dominating the game and taking all three sets scored 25-8, 25-9, and 25-14.
Last weekend the Crusaders played another two shutouts, taking both the MACU Mustangs and the Central Penn Knights 3-0. The Crusaders are 18-1 in their last 19 sets.
This week the Crusaders' Volleyball team took on one of their strongest rivals, Penn State Mont Alto. Historically always an impressive team, Penn State came in ready for another win against the Crusaders.
Christendom took on Trinity University’s Volleyball team last night, and pulled off an easy win, thanks to steady playing and few mistakes by the Crusaders. The Crusaders were never challenged, and took the match in three games
All three of Christendom's fall sports teams are preparing to close their seasons with strong winning records this week. The men and women soccer teams along with the women volleyball team have seen successful seasons, which were marked by victories over six NCAA Division III schools.