Men's Basketball

  • Christendom College Awarded USCAA President's Cup
    June 05, 2019
    Christendom College earned the USCAA’s 2019 President’s Cup for Academics this past weekend, as announced by the collegiate sports organization. The award, which is given to the school with the most Academic All-Americans and whose athletes have the best GPA, is Christendom’s first and a testament to the college’s strength in balancing sports success with academic excellence.
  • Senior Athletes Leave Behind Legacy of Athletic, Academic Success
    April 27, 2019
    From Christendom’s volleyball team reaching its first National Championship to the rugby team earning trips to two separate National Championships, the 2018-19 academic year was full of defining moments for Christendom Athletics. At the center of these moments were 37 senior student-athletes who earned numerous honors during their four years, leaving behind a legacy of sportsmanship and perseverance that the college will remember for years to come.
  • Crusaders Fall to DII Belmont Abbey
    January 17, 2019
    The Christendom Crusaders traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, to take on NCAA DII Belmont Abbey College for the first time in college hoops history. While the Crusaders ultimately fell to Abbey 105-41, the game marked an important moment of union between the two Catholic schools, and hopefully the first of many meetings in the future.
  • Crusaders Fall to Ave Maria in Home Opener
    November 20, 2018
    Christendom’s deafening fanbase powered the Crusaders basketball team to a strong second half, but that was not enough to give the Crusaders a victory in their home opener, ultimately
  • New Sports Physicians Ready to Assist College Athletes
    November 16, 2018
    Sports seasons can be a grind, as athletes give their all to try and help their teams succeed day in and day out. At Christendom, the athletic department is seeking to make these seasons as easy as possible on students’ bodies, resulting in a new partnership with Performance Sport and Spine — a team of sports physicians committed to helping Christendom athletes avoid injuries as much as possible, making them that much more of a force on the field, the court, and in the classroom.
  • 6'8" Player of the Year Comes to Christendom
    August 25, 2018
    Christendom freshman Owen Kennedy, at 6-foot-8, towers over most people on campus. His height, athletic talent, drive, and character power him to success both on and off the basketball court – facts that led him to earning the college’s Thomas S. Vander Woude Athletic Scholarship to attend Christendom this year.
  • Seniors Sent Off With Sports Banquet
    May 03, 2018
    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.
  • Christendom College Alumni Giving Day 2018
    April 22, 2018
    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!
  • Crusaders Drop Tough Game Against Washington Adventist
    February 15, 2018
    The Crusader men battled through injuries on the road, delivering a strong effort that fell short at Washington Adventist University, losing 85-73. Junior Patrick Pennefather led the charge with a career-high 29 points (including 5-9 from 3-point territory) and 14 rebounds.
  • Crusaders Defeat Patrick Henry On Senior Day
    February 10, 2018
    The Crusaders completed a season sweep of the Patrick Henry College Sentinels with a 95-43 win at home on Senior Day.  Christendom started the game with a 21-0 run and never looked back.  Freshman Luke Schultz led the way with a dominating performance,
  • Crusaders Take Down Patrick Henry 102-52
    February 07, 2018
    The Christendom men's basketball team delivered their most prolific offensive performance of the season on February 7th, in a 102-52 road win over the Patrick Henry College Sentinels.  The Crusaders were effective both in the paint and from beyond the 3-point arc as they cruised to their third win of the season
  • Crusaders Fall to Mid-Atlantic Christian
    February 04, 2018
    It was a tough day for the Crusaders who fell 49-69 to Mid-Atlantic Christian. Junior Patrick Pennefather was all over the court until he fouled out with a few minutes left to play. Pennefather double-doubled with 15 points, 14 rebounds, and 2 assists.
  • Crusaders Improve With Victory Against Appalachian Bible
    February 03, 2018
    The Crusaders brought their record to 2-9 on the season with a victory over Appalachian Bible College. The Crusaders took the lead early and never looked back. They shot 47.3% from the field with the help of freshman Luke Schultz who nearly double-doubled with 22 points
  • Crusaders Drop Close Game Against Williamson
    January 29, 2018
    The Crusaders lost a close game to Williamson College of the Trades this past Saturday at home, 55-48. The two teams were evenly matched, Christendom shooting 40.0% from the field while Williamson shot 38.8%. The Crusaders out-rebounded Williamson with a total of 32 rebounds for the game.
  • Crusaders Fight Hard against Central Penn
    January 24, 2018
    It was a tough game offensively and defensively last night as the Crusaders fell 85-43 to #6 Central Penn in an extremely physical game. In a cold shooting night, the leading scorers for the Crusaders were Tommy Vander Woude with 10 points, followed by Michael Urankar with 8 points.
  • Crusaders Fall To #8 Warren Wilson
    January 17, 2018
    Despite a tough start to the basketball game last night, the Crusaders managed to reduce #8 Warren Wilson’s lead to 15 points, leaving the final score at 88-103. A warm Christendom welcome was also given to Freshman transfer Luke Schultz. Schultz, along with being the lead scorer—putting in 27 points— also lead the team in rebounds, followed by Johnny Echaniz with 16 points, Patrick Pennefather with 14 points and Pete Day with 11 points. Ian Heisler, Michael Urankar, and Day all chipped in 5 assists each.
  • Striving for Greatness - The Freshman Athletic Experience
    March 19, 2017
    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.
  • Crusaders Fall to Randolph College
    November 16, 2016
    The Christendom Crusaders dropped their second game of the season, losing to the Randolph College Wildcats to even their record at 1-1. The Crusaders struggled in the first half to score the basketball, putting up only 11 points and being repeatedly beat in the lane and in transition.
  • Crusader Men's Basketball Wins Home Opener
    November 14, 2016
    Christendom College opened their season with a 54-37 victory at home against Appalachian Bible College with what turned out to be a hard fought game.
  • Senior Athletes Contribute to Banner Year for Crusader Athletics
    May 10, 2016
    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.
  • Crusaders Finish Season Strong With Win Against Patrick Henry
    February 18, 2016
    With a packed gym and standing room only, the Christendom Crusaders wrapped up their basketball season last Wednesday vs Patrick Henry College.
  • Crusaders Come From Behind For Epic Victory At Home
    February 06, 2016
    The Christendom men?s basketball team was in desperate need of a win on Saturday. The team hosted Mid-Atlantic Christian University, whom they lost to earlier in the season in North Carolina, 71-85.
  • Crusaders Give Up Tough Loss Against Southern Virgina
    December 01, 2015
    The men’s basketball team played Southern Virginia University’s JV on Tuesday night in their final home contest of the semester. The Crusaders came out flat and allowed Southern Virginia to build a lead to nearly 20 points in the beginning of the game. With about 4 minutes left to play in the first half, Christendom’s defensive energy and team pressure sparked some quick lay-ups and transition jump shots to give the team some life. Offensively, drives and finishes at the rim by Johnny Echaniz and three-point jumpers by Pete Day, Jerome Norton, and Stephen Foeckler brought the team to pull within 13 points at halftime.
  • The Crusaders Take First Home Loss Against the Wildcats of Randolph College
    November 19, 2015
    The Crusaders took their first home loss of the season against the Wildcats of Randolph College to bring their home record to 2-1 at home and their overall record to 2-4. The Crusaders often struggled to produce offensively against Randolph’s tenacious defense, but there were times that the young Crusaders team moved the ball quite well, broke down their smothering defense and got quality shots.
  • Men's Basketball Come Out Strong Again At Second Home Game
    November 17, 2015
    The Crusaders won what became a rather one sided game on Tuesday night, defeating the Warriors of Appalachian Bible college with a score of 91-63. Junior Stephen Foeckler led the charge with 24 points. The Crusaders moved the ball well, and as a result there was a spike in the amount of assists this category being led by Foeckler and fellow junior Joseph Pennefather, both with 4.
  • Crusaders are Unable to Leave Weekend with a Win
    November 14, 2015
    In their second game of the Invitational, the Christendom men’s basketball team played Warren Wilson from Asheville, North Carolina. Saturday afternoon’s game for the Crusaders started well with Stephen Foeckler getting a pass from Nick Santschi and hitting a three pointer to go up 3-0. They battled back and forth but found themselves unable to break Warren Wilson’s full court press consistently and their half court pressure and trapping defense got the best of Christendom’s young team in the first half and they found themselves in another tough situation.
  • Crusaders Lose First Game of Weekend at Johnson and Wales
    November 13, 2015
    The Christendom men’s basketball team travelled south to Charlotte, North Carolina this past weekend to Johnson & Wales University for the Johnson & Wales Invitational. On Friday night, November 13, they had the tough task of playing the host team, which were defending semi-finalists the season before in the USCAA tournament.
  • Crusaders Beat VMI in First Home Game
    November 12, 2015
    Your Christendom Crusaders won a scrappy game against the Keydets of VMI to improve to a 1-1 overall record. The Crusaders were led by freshman Patrick Pennefather’s 24 points. While there are still many things that the young team has to work on, as displayed by a messy first half, they showed a certain mental toughness in closing out the last several minutes of the game that is not often found in a team as young as they are.