By James Littleton ‘20

Senior DE Alex Roche gratefully announced he’ll be continuing his student-athlete career at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

He’ll be joining former teammates from last year’s Crusader team, Joe Fitzgerald and Johnny Bean.

When asked about joining his friends, Alex said, “I already have fallen in love with the school itself, and having those guys is the sweetest cherry on top.”

There’s no question our Crusaders will be having a grand ole’ time together again.

To make things more appetizing, earlier this year, the football team was booted from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They were given an invitation to join an NCAA Division 1 conference.

There are still many details being sorted out, but nevertheless very exciting for the future of their athletic programs. The terms of the division one contract would exclude football and volleyball.

The St. Thomas Athletic department has released statements saying they are working on getting into other Division 1 conferences.

With all the skills and work ethic Roche has acquired, the entire Crusader nation is extremely excited to see what the future will hold for him at St. Thomas. Good luck, Alex!