Van Beek Signs On With Defenders

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Van Beek Signs On With Defenders

(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.

Xavier is the son of Verlyn and Michelle Van Beek of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He plans to study Accounting and Finance at Dordt.

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,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.