USA Rugby College Nationals
The USA Rugby 2018 Men’s D1AA and Women’s D1 and D2 Fall Championships and the Men’s D2 National Championship brackets have been finalized. The playoffs will begin November 17-18 with the Round of 16 and Quarterfinal fixtures for Men and Women’s D2, and quarterfinals and semifinals for Men’s D1AA and Women’s D1 being held at Vassar College, East Carolina University and Mount St. Mary’s. The Championships will be played at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex @ Matthews in Charlotte, NC on the weekend of December 1-2.
Tickets to the Fall Championships are available by clicking, here.
USA Rugby College Director, Rich Cortez said that “This year’s Fall College Championships feature some of the best time-tested playoff teams and also some ambitious newcomers. Each year, the renewal of the post-season competition signifies the culmination of hectic regular seasons, rigorous conference championships, and the chance for teams to prove themselves on a national scale. We congratulate the participants on their accomplishments and wish them success, however, measured, in the playoffs!”
The 2018 Fall and the National Championships may be viewed on FloRugby.
The D1AA bracket sees last year’s Fall champion Mary Washington and the Runner-up St. Joseph’s University returning as the 1 and 2 seeds. Lindenwood-Belleville is the 3 seed, and Southeastern Conference Champion Kentucky the 4th.
The top two teams also return in Davenport and Notre Dame. They will be joined by UConn and Air Force, who has won the Fall Championship in 2015 and in 2016, respectively.
In the D2 bracket, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be looking for their third consecutive title. Challengers include Iowa Central Community College, UNC-Charlotte and North Carolina State.
The women’s D2 bracket has all four of last year’s semi-finalists returning. Last year, Winona State won the championship, with Vassar College second. Coast Guard and Cincinnati then met for the bronze.