Crusader Fall Sports

Bowling | Cross Country | FootballBoys Soccer | Girls Soccer | Girls Tennis | Volleyball


Section 4AAA 

The St. Croix Lutheran Academy Crusader football team has earned the section 4AAA championship trophy for seven consecutive years and the section AAA State Championship in 2011 and 2013. The team claimed a 2nd place section AAA finish at the 2016 and 2017 State Prep Bowls at U.S. Bank Stadium. Football practice begins mid-August. There is an optional high school camp in late July and a middle school camp in early August. Captains serve the team by organizing summer workouts, sharing devotional messages, and helping with game-time decisions and leadership in practice and school.

Football Calendars

Varsity Football | JV Football | C Team Football | MS Football

Varsity Head Coach

Adam Frey

JV Head Coach

Jason Thiel

MS Head Coach

Paul Snook

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Section 4AA  

The Crusader girls’ volleyball program is led by a Minnesota State Section 4AA Coach of the Year, Rachel Grev. The program consists of four teams; middle school, C team, JV, and Varsity. A full schedule of matches on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, along with several weekend tournaments, round out the playing schedule.

Tryouts and practices start in mid-August. In the fall, the teams practice after school. A summer camp for grades 6-9 in late July helps athletes get ready for their upcoming season.

Volleyball Calendars

Varsity Volleyball | JV Volleyball | C Team Volleyball | MS Volleyball 

Varsity Head Coach

Rachel Grev

JV Head Coach

Katie Mildebrandt

C Team Head Coach

Leanne Stob

MS Head Coach

Sarah Kuschel

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Boys Soccer

Section 3A  

Crusader boys soccer competes with a full schedule at the JV and varsity levels. The team travels during the fall around the Twin Cities area with most home contests under the lights of the Crusader stadium.

Morning practices begin mid-August. Captains serve as leaders during the season and help to organize captains’ practices. A summer varsity camp and a summer youth camp is held in mid-July.  

Boys Soccer Calendars

Boys Varsity Soccer | Boys JV Soccer

Varsity Head Coach

Chris Maki



JV Head Coach

Lucas Boehm

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Girls Soccer

Section 3A  

Under the direction of a Minnesota Section 4A coach of the year Dave Huebner, Crusader girls soccer competes with a full schedule at the JV and varsity levels. The team has games on Tuesdays and Thursdays around the Twin Cities area with home contests in the Crusader stadium. Captains serve as leaders who work with the coaches during the season and help to organize summer conditioning. 

The season begins with practices in mid-August.  Summer varsity camp and summer youth camp are held in mid-July. 

Girls Soccer Calendars

Girls Varsity Soccer | Girls JV Soccer

Varsity Co-Head Coach

Dave Huebner

Varsity Co-Head Coach

Jill Kock

JV Head Coach

Sarah Sauer



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Metro Southeast Conference 

The Crusader bowling teams are led by varsity coach Daniel Swiderski. Sponsored by Concord Lanes in South St. Paul, the SCL teams compete with other area high school teams in matches sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School Bowling League. Varsity is made up of the top six bowlers based on tryouts. The team won the conference championship in 2017 and 2018, qualified for state three years in a row, and earned third place at the state competition in 2017 and 2019.

Bowling Calendar

Varsity/JV Bowling

Varsity Head Coach

Daniel Swiderski

JV Red

JV White

JV Black

JV Gurple

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Cross Country

Section 4A  

Crusader runners compete in a schedule of eleven meets including a Tri Metro Conference championship and a section championship. Most races are within a 30-minute radius of SCL and take place during the week, with a few of the races hosted on a Saturday morning.

Athletes in grades 7-12 are eligible to compete, and practices begin two weeks before the start of the school year.

Cross Country Calendars

Cross Country

Head Coach

Joel Burmeister          Coach's Cross Country Page

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Girls Tennis

Section 1A  

Crusader girls tennis welcomes grade 7-12 players of all experience levels to join. Players compete at the JV and varsity levels. 

Practices begin mid-August and are held on courts with a scenic view of Thompson Lake.

The regular season extends through the month of September with matches held during the week. Both team and individual postseason matches are held in the first half of October.

Girls Tennis Calendars

Girls Varsity Tennis  

Varsity Head Coach

Jeff Strehlow

JV Head Coach

Mark Kom

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Afton Sobasky, Class of 2014, D1 Scholarship Athlete, Bradley University
" The program covers all aspects of a student’s life: pushing me to excel in the classroom, using my God-given talents to His glory, and being a Christian leader to my teammates. "
- Afton '14