2020-2021 Valparaiso Crusaders

2020-2021 Valparaiso Crusaders Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
35 Connor Barrett Fr GF 6-5 N/A - Wilmette (IL) United States Brewster Academy
5 Donovan Clay So GF 6-7 205 - Alton (IL) United States Alton High School
13 Sheldon Edwards Fr SG 6-4 N/A - West Palm Beach (FL) United States Palm Beach Lakes Community High School
11 Emil Freese-Vilien So C 6-10 230 Nov 5, 1999 Copenhagen Denmark N/A
12 Tyler Fricke Fr GF 6-6 N/A - Arlington Heights (IL) United States Buffalo Grove High School
10 Eron Gordon Sr PG 6-3 205 Nov 7, 1997 Indianapolis (IN) United States North Central High School
3 Steven Helm So G 6-2 180 - Valparaiso (IN) United States Valparaiso High School
0 Goodnews Kpegeol So F 6-6 195 Sep 22, 1999 North St. Paul (MN) United States North St. Paul High School
23 Ben Krikke So PF 6-9 220 Mar 23, 2001 Edmonton Canada Jasper Place High School
1 Sigurd Lorange So PG 5-11 175 Aug 10, 2000 Trondheim Norway N/A
22 Mileek McMillan Sr F 6-8 230 - Merrillville (IN) United States Merrillville High School
2 Zion Morgan Sr SG 6-5 185 Nov 18, 1997 Chicago (IL) United States Kenwood Academy
15 Luke Morrill So G 6-2 185 - Lombard (IL) United States Montini Catholic High School
34 Jacob Ognacevic Fr F 6-8 N/A - Sheboygan (WI) United States Sheboygan Lutheran High School
21 Brock Pappas Jr G 6-4 205 - Valparaiso (IN) United States Washington High School
25 Nick Robinson Sr SF 6-5 215 - Chicago (IL) United States Kenwood Academy
4 Daniel Sackey Jr G 5-9 175 Apr 9, 1999 Winnipeg Canada 22ft Basketball Academy

Recent Valparaiso Crusaders History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2020-2021 10-18 (7-11) 5th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2019-2020 19-16 (9-9) 6th (MVC) Runner Up N/A
2018-2019 15-18 (7-11) 8th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2017-2018 15-17 (6-12) 10th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2016-2017 24-9 (14-4) 1st (Horizon) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2015-2016 30-7 (16-2) 1st (Horizon) 3rd Rnd NIT Runner Up
2014-2015 28-6 (13-3) 1st (Horizon) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2013-2014 18-16 (9-7) 4th (Horizon) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2012-2013 26-8 (13-3) 1st (Horizon) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 22-12 (14-4) 1st (Horizon) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2010-2011 23-12 (12-6) 4th (Horizon) 3rd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2009-2010 15-17 (10-8) 4th (Horizon) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 9-22 (5-13) 9th (Horizon) 1st Rnd N/A
2007-2008 22-14 (9-9) 4th (Horizon) 3rd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2006-2007 16-15 (9-5) 3rd (MCC) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 17-12 (8-8) 4th (MCC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 14-16 (10-6) 3rd (MCC) 1st Rnd N/A
2003-2004 18-13 (11-5) 1st (MCC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2002-2003 20-11 (12-2) 1st (MCC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd

2020-2021 Valparaiso Crusaders Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ben Krikke MVC All-Conference Third Team
Sheldon Edwards MVC All-Freshman Team
Ben Krikke MVC Most-Improved Team
Ben Krikke MVC Player of the Week (Jan 26, 2021)
Sheldon Edwards MVC Newcomer of the Week (Feb 8, 2021)

2020-2021 Valparaiso Crusaders Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Gordon S. Edwards D. Clay M. McMillan B. Krikke
Rotation D. Sackey Z. Morgan G. Kpegeol J. Ognacevic  
Lim PT S. Helm B. Pappas T. Fricke   E. Freese-Vilien
Lim PT S. Lorange L. Morrill N. Robinson    
Lim PT     C. Barrett    

2020-2021 Valparaiso Crusaders Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ben Krikke 28 28.2 12.2 4.2 1.0 0.6 0.8 1.2
Donovan Clay 28 32.5 10.1 5.5 2.2 0.8 1.2 2.3
Nick Robinson 8 24.5 9.1 3.6 2.0 1.5 0.5 1.8
Sheldon Edwards 27 21.3 8.1 2.9 1.3 0.9 0.3 1.3
Eron Gordon 28 28.8 6.8 5.1 1.6 0.8 0.4 1.5
Connor Barrett 18 22.1 6.5 2.5 0.6 0.8 0.0 0.5
Jacob Ognacevic 28 12.9 6.2 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.5
Daniel Sackey 25 25.3 5.3 2.6 3.5 1.2 0.0 1.8
Zion Morgan 15 17.1 5.1 2.9 2.1 0.8 0.2 1.1
Goodnews Kpegeol 20 12.5 4.6 2.4 0.6 0.9 0.1 0.9
Mileek McMillan 25 12.0 3.4 1.6 0.3 0.2 0.3 1.2
Sigurd Lorange 8 4.8 2.0 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.2
Steven Helm 18 5.1 0.9 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.2
Tyler Fricke 5 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
Brock Pappas 6 2.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Emil Freese-Vilien 2 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5

2020-2021 Valparaiso Crusaders Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Matt Lottich Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Valparaiso, 2013 to 2016)
Luke Gore Associate Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Valparaiso, 2002 to 2016)
Rob Holloway Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (Eastern Illinois, 2016 to 2018)
Matt Bowen Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Director of Basketball Operations (Valparaiso, 2018 to 2019)
Mark LaBarbera Athletic Director 2004-2005 N/A
Jason Karys Director of Basketball Operations 2019-2020 Graduate Assistant (Valparaiso, 2017 to 2018)
Derek Bol Strength and Conditioning Coach 2015-2016 Graduate Assistant (Valparaiso, 2012 to 2015)
Zachary Creighton Athletic Trainer 2017-2018 N/A