Crusaders Roundup 2/3/20

By Steven Czarnecki '21



The Crusaders fell to Timon 69-65 to open their week. Dewayne Vass ‘20 scored 23 points while Joe Ciocca ‘21 added twelve. In their next matchup, Canisius lost to Health Sciences 53-48 in the Centercourt Classic. Vass led the team with 16 points while Eric Kegler ‘20 and Shane Cercone ‘23 contributed 15 and 12, respectively. Kegler’s finishing skills at the rim along with his excellent defense and rebounding earned him the co-MVP award for the game.

After a tough week, the Crusaders are still 17-3. They take on Nichols before traveling to St. Joe’s on Friday.

Fed Hockey

Canisius defeated Niagara Wheatfield 5-1 on Senior Day. Connor Long ‘20, Jacob LaDuca ‘21, Charles Piggot ‘21, Matt Usinski ‘21, and Nick Trapasso ‘20 each tallied a goal while Luke Kerwin ‘20 saved fifteen of sixteen shots on goal in the contest.

The Crusaders look to improve their 12-4-3 record as they play St. Francis and Timon this upcoming week.


The Crusaders started their week with a 3-0 loss to St. Francis. Jon Chapman ‘20 rolled the high series of 528 in the match. In their following matchup, the squad defeated Park 2-1.

Canisius ends the regular season with a solid 8-7 record. They compete in All-Catholics this Tuesday.

Indoor Track

Lucas Beyer ‘20 qualified twice for the NYS Indoor Federation meet after his performance at the CHSAA Intersectional Championships! Beyer earned second place in the 3200 meter and 1600 meter races. Congrats!


The Crusaders commenced their week with a 5-4 victory over Nichols. P.J. Snyder ‘22 earned Player of the Match for the squad.

Canisius still carries an undefeated 7-0 record as they take on Gow this upcoming week.


During the All-Catholics meet at the Burt Flickinger Center in downtown Buffalo, the Crusaders swam for their eighteenth consecutive Monsignor Martin Championship. During the meet, Canisius won nine of the eleven events on the program. In winning their eighteenth championship, the Crusaders triumphed over St. Joe’s and St. Francis. The highlight of the meet was the Crusader’s 400 freestyle relay where, Max Kruglov ’21, Matt Woyksnar ’22, Christian Wilson ’22, and Sean Grace ’21 turned in a time of 3:18.82 that qualified them for the state championship. In the 200 freestyle relay, Clayton Kibler ’20, Tom Struckman ’20, Alexsander Zablotski ’20, and Jed Dietrich ’21 won in a time of 1:39.10. The victory was a complete team effort as Crusaders dominated the competition. Several Crusaders will compete this coming March, in Long Island for the state championship.

Then, last weekend, the team traveled to Long Island for the All Catholic City Championships. The 200 Medley Relay team of Kruglov, Evan Maynard '21, Wilson, and Woyksnar finished seventh and qualified for the NYS Federation Championships back in Long Island in March.


Canisius wrestlers captured five titles at the All-Catholic tournament in the Kennedy Field House on Sunday. Pictured at top, left to right, Cody Franklin '22 won at 138 pounds, Barry Colby '20 at 138, Joe Dixon '21 at 170, Luke Brydges '22 at 120, and Braydon Vandenberg '22 at 195.

Go Crusaders!

Hamilton McGrath '23 contributed to this report.

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