St. Croix Winter Sports

Boys Basketball | Girls Basketball | Dance Team | Boys Hockey | Wrestling

Boys Basketball

Section Champions and State Participants

Crusader boys basketball plays at the middle school, C team, JV, and varsity levels. Teams are established through a tryout process. Summer skills camps are available to athletes in grades 4-9.

The 18-week season begins in mid-November. The high school schedule typically has 26 regular season games including conference, non-conference, and tournaments. The 2014-2015 team won third place in the state tournament.

Boys Varsity Basketball Calendar | Boys JV Basketball Calendar | Boys C Team Basketball Calendar | Boys MS Basketball Calendar


Varsity Head Coach 

Jay Wendland

JV Head Coach 

Drew Kock

C Head Coach

Dustin Sievert

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Girls Basketball

Under the direction of coach Dave Mielke, the St. Croix Lutheran girls basketball team has finished in the top  of the Tri Metro Conference for the last 6 years. Coach Mielke also runs a girls basketball summer camp for athletes in grades 5–9.

The Crusader girls basketball program competes with a full schedule of about 26 games at the C, JV, and varsity levels. The teams travel together to play other metro city schools throughout the winter months. The middle school team competes around the Twin Cities and at select tournaments with about 16 games.

Girls Varsity Basketbal Calendar | Girls JV Basketball Calendar | Girls C Team Basketball Calendar | Girls MS Basketball Calendar


Varsity Head Coach

David Mielke

JV Head Coach

Erin Bohl

C Head Coach

Ellen Pieper 

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Crusader boys wrestling competes with a full schedule of matches at the JV and varsity levels. During the winter sports season, the team competes in dual and triangular matches and travels to tournaments on several Saturdays. St. Croix Lutheran hosts the Crusader Invitational Tournament in early January, bringing teams from Minnesota and Wisconsin to compete.

Wrestling Calendar

Head Coach

Cory Olson and Curt Richter


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Boys Hockey

The boys hockey team competes at the JV and varsity levels and is led by Coach Pat Griswold. This cooperative program is in the Tri Metro Conference, MSHSL Section 4A and includes Minnehaha, DeLaSalle, St. Agnes, and SCL. The regular season runs from November to February with practices and home games held at Minnehaha Academy. Boys in grades 7–12 may participate in Crusader hockey. Program cost is $1,000 per player per year.

Boys Varsity Hockey Calendar | Boys JV Hockey Calendar

Head Coach

Josh Hoekstra 

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Dance Team

The SCL Crusader dance team performs at girls’ and boys’ varsity home basketball games.

Dance Team Calendar



Dance Team Coach

Carrie Kruse

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" Practices start with a devotion, always reminding me who I ultimately play for, and games start and end with prayer. "
- Afton '14