Van Beek Signs On With Defenders
- Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021
- Updated Wednesday, May 12, 2021
(Wednesday, March 31; Sioux Center, Iowa) Xavier Van Beek, a senior at Sioux Falls Christian (South Dakota), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender basketball program.
“Xavier had an outstanding senior year, as his team won a State Championship. He is a winner. He is an outstanding shooter, and has made a lot of big shots in his career. We look forward to his growth as a player, and as a man of God,” said Dordt coach Brian Van Haaften.
Van Beek averaged 16 points per game for the Chargers in helping them to a state title in 2021 and he averaged 13 points per game as a junior and eight points per game two years ago. He was a second-team all-conference selection in 2021 and also claimed South Dakota State Basketball All-Tournament team honors. He is the single-season three-point baskets made record-holder at Sioux Falls Christian with 75.
“I loved the culture and want to build friendships that will last a lifetime,” said Van Beek.
Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA).
U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.