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Men’s College Rugby has four levels, D1A, D1-AA, DII and NSCRO. Championships are held in each of these divisions in rugby 15s and in the later 3 divisions in sevens.

Yale Rugby Release Yale Rugby is delighted to announce that Craig Wilson will become the Men’s Head Coach whilst continuing in his role as Women’s Head Coach. For the last four years, former head coach and Director of Yale Rugby, Greg McWilliams has worked closely with Wilson. McWilliams has accepted the role of Head Coach for the Major League Rugby team, Rugby United New York (RUNY) but will continue his involvement with Yale Rugby as Technical Advisor. Wilson, who has a Masters in Performance Coaching and is a World Rugby Level Three Coach, joined Yale Rugby in 2015 as Women’s…

Princeton Women’s Rugby Release Princeton Women’s Rugby announced the hiring of Josie Ziluca as the team’s head coach starting this fall season. Ziluca has recently coached various USA Rugby High School All-American programs and the Atlantis U18 Elite Girls Team. This past September, she coached the North American Lions tour in France. Ziluca brings experience from an extensive athletic repertoire. After playing Division I lacrosse and tennis at Longwood University, she picked up her first rugby ball in 2011 and joined the Longwood University Women’s Rugby Club. From there, she went on to play at the Northern Virginia Women’s Rugby…

USA Rugby Release Mecklenburg County Sportsplex @ Matthews in Charlotte, NC to host 2019 Championship Weekend; December 7-8. Vassar College (NY), Scott Boulevard Fields (MO) & Furman College (SC) are set to host opening rounds of the fall regional playoffs; November 23-24 The Fall 2019 Men’s and Women’s Championship Series, along with the Men’s D2 National Championship, will commence December 7th-8th at The Mecklenburg County Sportsplex @ Matthews in Charlotte, NC. Not only is it a first-class facility and continuing to establish itself as the home of rugby in North Carolina, but has hosted the High School State Football Championships…

Trinity College tour to the U.S. concluded Saturday after wins against D1A Rugby teams Navy, Penn State, Army, and Iona. Trinity College opened their tour against at the USNA with an estimated 56-14 win (Twitter 6 minutes left) against the 1st XV and a 57-14 win against the 2nd XV. On September 3, the team traveled to State College and beat Penn State 69-17. They then travel to West Point and beat Army on September 6 and concluded their tour with a win against Iona College the following day 61-12. In the final match, Naudipha Dube and Cam DiGiorgio scored…

The 18th D1A Rugby ranked St. Bonaventure Men’s Rugby Club hosted the 5th ranked USNA Men’s Rugby Club on September 7 in a pre-season meeting between top D1A clubs at the Marra Athletic Complex. The Bonnies took a 17-8 advantage into the break with Navy coming back to win 34-24. In the second XV match, Navy beat the Bonnies 24-5. Match RecapThe Bonnies struck first in the match with a penalty goal by Wesley Chiromo in the 5th minute. Navy then leveled the match a minute later after a kick by Lewis Gray. St. Bonaventure took the lead again in…

Cal Athletics Release Assistant Director Of Athletics Communications To Continue As Volunteer BERKELEY – The California rugby program will have a new sports information director for the 2019-20 academic year following the exit this week of longtime assistant director of athletics communications Anton Malko, who notified Intercollegiate Athletics of his intent this summer. “We’re truly sorry to lose Anton on a full-time basis. He has been an important part of our staff,” said Golden Bears head coach Jack Clark. “His work has been extremely professional and crucial to building our rugby brand and stakeholder community. We owe him a great debt of…

Queens University of Charlotte Athletics Release CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Queens University of Charlotte’s Director of Rugby and Head Women’s Rugby Coach Katie Wurst is pleased to announce the addition of Dana Meschisi to her staff as her new assistant coach for the 2019-20 season. Prior to joining the Royals family, Meschisi has been an athlete/strength and conditioning coach at Scion Rugby – Olympic Development Academy in Washington, D.C. since 2017. There she developed Scion’s strength and conditioning program for its last three seasons. She has also served in youth rugby coaching roles while traveling abroad with Scion, and also in…

Bowdoin College Athletics Release BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin College has announced the hiring of Jake Fautley as head coach of the men’s rugby program. Most recently the head coach of men’s rugby at Wheeling Jesuit University for the past two seasons, Fautley hails from England, where he began playing rugby at an early age and completed his college degree in Sports Coaching and Sports Education at the University of Gloucestershire. Jake gained further rugby experience through his time with Old Patesians, a National League side in England, for which he played and served as an assistant coach. After graduating from…

NSCRO Rugby Release West Chester, Pennsylvania – 18 July 2019 – The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has announced a list of twenty-five student-athletes named to the NSCRO Women’s All-Americans for the 2018-19 season. (Click here to download the full list.) The selection committee worked with coaches around the country to identify the twenty-five exceptional women who make up this annual NSCRO Women’s All-Americans list. This year’s list is comprised of three freshmen, six sophomores, eight juniors, seven seniors, and one graduate student. Our congratulations go out to the following athletes: Name Team Emerson Allen Eckerd College Sydni Carpenter University of…

Harvard Athletics Release CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off a record season of two Ivy titles, a 15s national championship appearance and bronze medal at 7s nationals, Harvard women’s rugby head coach Mel Denham has added two-time world cup competitor Sylvia Braaten to the coaching staff. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Sylvia to the Harvard Women’s Rugby family,” said Denham. “Her extensive knowledge on the field and in-depth understanding of physical performance and lifestyle make her the perfect fit for the growth of our program. Sylvia will be an invaluable addition to our team, and in the development of our…

University of Louisville Athletic Department Release. Over the past few seasons, we have diligently put together a coaching unit that will not only solidify our commitment to the growth of this program but make us stand and compete among the top programs in the nation. Tonight we would like to welcome another addition to the University of Louisville Rugby coaching staff, Coach Kelsey Harris Coach Kelsey Harris has been appointed as the New Player Development Coach. In this new role, she will be in charge of the personal and competitive development of new team players. Under the close guidance of…

Mount Saint Mary’s University Rugby Release The Mount Saint Mary’s University Men’s Rugby High-Performance Academy finished second in the High School 7s Rugby Championship at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships May 31st through June 2nd outside of Philadelphia.  Jay Myles, Director of Rugby at Mount St. Mary’s stated, “It was just an incredible opportunity for these young players to showcase their talent at such a professionally run event!”   The Mount Rugby HPA team traveled to Philadelphia Thursday evening for a brief training session before their weekend tournament. The team drew players from across the Mid-Atlantic region, representing five different states.  Despite their lack of practice time together, the Mount Rugby HPA team came out clicking on the first day of tournament play. The side posted…

The University of Delaware named former captain Stephen Sanchez as the Head Coach of the Men’s team. Stephen is from Brooklyn, New York and attended Xavier High School from 2005-2009. While there, he played rugby from 2007-2009, with the team winning the National Championship in 2007. He achieved Met NY All-Star honors from 2007-2009. He also played football from 2005-2008. He attended the University of Delaware from 2009-2013, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. He played rugby from 2009-2013 and was the team’s XVs captain in 2013. He also played rugby sevens from 2010-2013 and…

Guilford College Release GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College Director of Athletics Sue Bower announced the addition of women’s rugby to the school’s varsity athletics program Friday. The announcement raises the college’s number of varsity teams to 21. Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, Guilford will sponsor a varsity women’s rugby team. Since 2002 women’s rugby has been considered an emerging sport by the NCAA. An emerging sport is a women’s sport recognized by the NCAA that is intended to help schools provide more athletic opportunities for women and more sport-sponsorship options for the institutions, and also help that sport achieve…

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