Sacoman brings vast experience to basketball team
By Gradyn Childerhose
Christian Sacoman, #4, SG, Men’s Basketball
Returning for his third year with the Briercrest College Clippers, #4 Christian Sacoman looks to bring his experience and high level of skill to the men’s basketball program after a nationally recognized campaign last season.
Christian comes to Briercrest from Albuquerque, New Mexico and is studying as much history and physical education as he can. This is not Christian’s first stint with the team, as he came for his rookie season in 2010-11 before playing a season in the United States.
“I came here for my first year and then left to play at NCAA Division II Fort Lewis,” Sacoman explained “I left that school to come back up here because I really felt that this was the best place to be. Since I’ve made that choice God has shown me that it was the right one.”
When asked about his favorite moment at Briercrest, Christian looked back at the 2012-13 season.
“Playing with Matt Myers and Gradyn Childerhose during their final year,” he explained. “These guys were the biggest reason I came back here to play and are big role models for me. I'm so happy that I got a chance to play with and learn from two 1st Team All-Stars and the CCAA Player of the Year.”
Christian is excited for the 2013-14 season and the major role he has on the team.
“I’ve been on a lot of teams and played with a lot of guys,” Christian says, “and this team is the best on and off the court. We all love each other and it's evident by the way we play. There's always something to laugh at.”
Christian’s goal as a student is to learn as much as he can from the professors here, as they are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable. As an athlete he hopes to make himself and others better and smarter at the game of basketball.
Coming off of a successful season last year, Christian knows that his strengths can help to keep the men’s basketball program moving forward.
“I bring leadership to our team, we have a lot of young guys and for me, if I could just teach them one new thing, then I'm doing my job.”
After Briercrest, Christian would like to become a firefighter.
Briercrest College wishes Christian the best of luck this season and in the future!