Crusader Basketball

Thomas Hepler at the Foul Line
The oldest of the Christendom sports, the men's basketball has a rich history.

The team was begun by a volunteer coach, Coach Dick, and was continued afterwards by Mr. Bob Seale.

Throughout the year the men's team has boasted many fine players and monumental acheivements. With wins over Franciscan University of Stuebenville, Mary Washington College and Shenandoah University the team has acheived significant heights over its history.

Entering his 5th year as head coach, Mr. Chris Vander Woude directs the program whichstrives to develop individual talent for the success of the team. The team begins informal practices in October before its first games in mid-November.


Date Opponent Location Time
Nov 1 Sat Johnson College Scranton, PA 1pm
L 77-120
Nov 8 Sat Maryland Bible College Front Royal, VA 1pm
L 45-100
Nov 11 Mon Penn State Mont Alto Mont Alto, PA 8pm
L 49-95
Nov 17 Mon Randolph College Front Royal, VA 5pm
L 33-97
Nov 20 Thu Gallaudet University Front Royal, VA 7pm
L 41-99
Nov 22 Sat Wilson College Chambersburg, PA 7pm
L 66-91
Dec 5 Fri Appalachian Bible College Beckly, WV 5pm W 78-47
Dec 8 Mon Maryland Bible College Baltimore, MD 7:30pm L
Jan 23 Fri Mid-Atlantic Christian Front Royal, VA 5:30pm
L 60-74
Jan 27 Tue Southern VIrginia Univeristy JV Front Royal, VA 8pm
W 93-82
Jan 29 Thur Patrick Henry College Purcellville, VA 8pm
W 63-43
Feb 3 Tue Appalacian Bible Front Royal, VA 6pm
W 83-52
Feb 6 Fri Davis College Front Royal, VA 7pm
Feb 11 Tue Patrick Henry College Front Royal, VA 8pm
Feb 13 Fri Mid-Atlantic Christian Elizabeth City, NC 8pm
Feb 17 Tue Southern Virginia JV Buena Vista, VA 8pm
Feb 21 Sat Williamson Free Media, PA 1 pm



2014-15 Roster

Name Year Number Position From
Micah Davis Sr. 32 F San Antonio, TX
Jake Wagner Jr. 24 F Front Royal, VA
Mike McMahon So. 33 G Front Royal, VA
Joe McMahon Jr. 34 F Front Royal, VA
Nick Santschi Fr. 1 G Manassas, VA
Bobby Crnkovich Sr. 2 F Great Falls, VA
Joe Pennefather So. 30 F Manassas, VA
Thomas Hepler So. 4 F Cranberry, PA
Stephen Foekler So. 5 G Manassas, VA
Luke Kopek Fr. 10 F Chantilly, VA
Andrew Ford So. 23 G Costa Mesa, CA
Kieran O'Donnell Fr. 12 G Stephen's City, VA


Chris Vander Woude
Head Coach - 5th Season
Coach Vander Woude is entering his 5th year as the Athletic Director and head men's basketball coach for the Cruaders. Chris played for the Crusaders during his time at Christendom and has been coaching since his graduation from Christendom. Chris strives to build character, discipline and virtue in the members of the crusader sports teams through hardwork and the self-sacrificing that comes with being a member of a team.


Mr. Josh Petersen
Assistant Head Coach - 2nd Season