Junior Josh Evans was a First Team All-Heart linebacker and was also a finalist for the Cliff Harris Defensive Player of the Year award. Evans set the single-season school record for tackles for a loss and had the fourth most sacks in a single-season as he led the league in both categories. He is also the all-time tackles for a loss leader and ranks fifth in school history with 19 total sacks.
Sophomore defensive back Dalton Taylor returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown and blocked another field goal to help the Crusaders capture a Homecoming victory on October 22 vs Central Methodist. Taylor was not only named the Heart Special Teams Player of the Week, but earned national honors being named the NAIA National Player of the Week as well.
In year two for Evangel men's soccer, the Crusaders finished the year 5-13 and also earned their first Heart victory. Kyler Moore paced the Crusaders with eight goals scored on the season and 17 points.
The Crusader women's soccer team captured the program's first ever win on the opening weekend of action at Stephens College on Aug. 26, with a 4-1 win.
Evangel started the season 3-0 including the program's first ever shutout, a 2-0 win over Williams Baptist. Lesleigh Fenton and Brooke Todd scored four goals each to lead the Crusaders offensively in 2016.
Morgan Kensinger finished second in the nation in blocks as she set the all-time Evangel blocks record. Kensinger and Jackie Fugate were named to the All-Heart First Team while four other Crusaders earned all-conference accolades.
Senior Allie Dunton-Moss joined Morgan Kensinger as NAIA Scholar-Athletes. She also set an Evangel single-match record with 47 digs on September 9, and tied her own record on November 3, in the first round of the Heart Postseason Tournament.
Senior Mairead Cleary finished the fall season with the Consolation Championship at the Wheat State Fall Classic. Cleary will help lead the Crusader women's tennis team into spring team action starting January 28.
The Crusader men's golf team saw junior Dylan Bekemeier win the 2016 Evangel Fall Invitational. Evangel will head into the spring season searching for its first Heart Championship since 2012 at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville, Missouri.