Last year, the Christendom College Crusader teams had a tremendous year. The college fielded nine sports teams in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) last year where 33 Christendom athletes were named Academic All-Americans. In addition, two players were named Academic Player of the Year, and the Lady Crusaders volleyball team took second at the national championship game.
In addition to this, the rugby team, which competes in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), fielded six NSCRO All-Stars, 2 All-Americans, 5 Rising Stars, 3 First Team All-Conference players, 3 Second Team All-Conference players, 7 15s All-Championship players, and 1 15s All-Star Championship player. Despite a 4th place finish in the 7s National Championship tournament, the Crusaders ended the 2018-19 year with their first #1 ranking in the fall, as 15s Cardinal Conference Champions, 15s Region 2 Champions, and the NSCRO 15s National Championship Runner-Up.
Also this past year, the college was the recipient of the prestigious President’s Cup, a new award from the USCAA, which is given based on three categories: total team/program GPA, individual team GPA for the top 5 teams, and total number of Academic All-Americans. Christendom excelled in all three categories, bringing another trophy to the college trophy case as a result.
Now, as the 2019-20 schedule is released, the teams are excited for what the year might bring. With many seniors now graduated, the Crusader teams will be looking to the many impressive freshmen student athletes who will be arriving to campus early this fall to begin practice and tryouts for the various fall teams.
Crusader games are open to the public and are free of charge. Dedicated fans should mark their calendars for the first home openers for each of the sports this fall
- September 5th, 6:30pm – Volleyball vs. Trinity Washington
- September 7th, 2pm – Women’s Soccer vs. Sweetbriar
- September 9th, 4:30pm – Men’s Soccer vs. Berkley-New Jersey
- September 21st – Rugby vs. Hampden-Sydney
The full fall schedules may be found here.