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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.

Iowa State Women’s Rugby – Kelsie McDowell Kelsie McDowell launched her rugby career at the University of Northern Iowa, where she played between 2008 and her graduation in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government. Her final year the team advanced to the USA Rugby Women’s Elite 8, losing to Brigham Young University. Since graduating, her rugby playing days have been restricted to occasional matches with the Omaha/Des Moines women’s team. Instead, she has turned to coach rugby. Kelsie began coaching rugby with Southeast Polk High School in 2013. In 2014 she became the IowaYouth Rugby Development…

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Nazareth College – Taye Daniel-Ayibiowu Nazareth College Release ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Taye Daniel-Ayibiowu, a youth coach at Play Rugby USA in Manhattan, has been named head coach of Nazareth College’s club rugby team that will begin competing in the fall of 2019. Daniel-Ayibiowu has worked with Play Rugby USA since 2013, most recently as the Under-19 Academy head coach. He has also served as a Youth Development Mentor and a Rugby Instructor. He coached the Boys Under-19 squad to a state championship in 2017. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., Daniel-Ayibiowu has considerable experience as a youth…

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Clemson Women’s Rugby Head Coach Martin Sarkees Jr. Clemson University Women’s Rugby has named Martin Sarkees Jr. as the Head Coach. Sarkees previously coached both the men’s and women’s rugby teams at Clemson University. He was also the rugby sevens coach of the South Elite Academy. Sarkees Jr. enjoyed his playing career from 1992-2002. He graduated from Drexel University and is a public accountant. He also went to Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. Other Articles DJCoil Rugby articles are also available on Facebook. Other Social Media sites to follow or subscribe include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for…

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University of Louisville Rugby & Dr. Euan Murray University of Louisville Rugby Edited Release Emil Walton, University of Louisville Rugby Head Coach announced that Dr. Euan Murray has joined the Cardinal coaching unit for the 2018-2019 season. He will be working closely with the front row and the team is extremely happy to have him on the squad. Euan is a Scotish International Prop with 66 caps. He started his career with Glasgow Warriors before playing for a number of clubs including Northampton Saints, Newcastle Falcons, and Worcester Warriors. He was also part of the record-breaking 2007 6 Nations squad and…

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Life University Women’s Rugby Life University Release – Marietta, Ga. – The Life University Women’s Rugby Head Coach Rosalind Chou announced the hiring of Kittery Wagner Ruiz as an Assistant Coach with the addition of Corinne Heavner as the new Graduate Assistant. “We were so lucky to bring Kittery on this past spring as a guest coach and her impact was immediate. She has a great ability to teach an inspire our athletes and bring the best out of them. It worked out that she’s taking on a new role of head coach for the Women’s Premier League team, the…

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University of Denver Rugby & Ken Stone Denver University Rugby has announced that Ken Stone will become the new head coach for the 2018-19 season after spending the 2017-18 season with the Pioneers as the performance manager. Prior to moving to the United States, Stone was the head of rugby at the University of Gloucester in England. While in Denver, he coached Queen City Rugby Club and also began working with the University of Denver this past year. Stu Halsall, Associate Vice Chancellor of Athletics and Recreation, shared that “We are fortunate to have such a quality individual in Ken…

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NSCRO Rugby Men’s All-Americans & Rising Stars NSCRO Rugby has released 25 student-athletes named to the inaugural NSCRO Men’s All-Americans and 25 Rising Stars for the 2017-18 season. NSCRO Rugby previously announced the Women’s All-Americans, the first year which honors players for their on-field skills demonstrated through teamwork, athletic ability, game knowledge, match awareness and more. Players were considered based on nominations submitted to NSCRO, reports from NSCRO scouts at our playoffs and at the All-Star National Championship. NSCRO Rising Stars recognizes young players with emerging talents and show promise of confidently ascending towards NSCRO All-American recognition. NSCRO All-Americans will receive…

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NSCRO Rugby & Women’s All-Americans NSCRO Rugby has announced twenty-five student-athletes named to the inaugural NSCRO Women’s All-Americans for the 2017-18 season. A similar Men’s Selection has also been made. The selection committee worked with coaches around the country to identify the twenty-five exceptional women who make up the first-ever NSCRO Women’s All-Americans. There were a large number of senior players nominated and this is reflected in the final list that is comprised of four sophomores, three juniors, and eighteen seniors. Our congratulations go out to the following athletes: NAME SCHOOL Jessie Blitz Western Colorado State University Erin Buckland University…

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Mount St. Mary’s Makes Commitment to Men’s Rugby Program as Premier Team Sport Mount St. Mary’s Release: EMMITSBURG, Md. (April 9, 2018) “The success of the men’s rugby program at Mount St. Mary’s University, both on and off the field, has led the university to identify the program as the Mount’s first premier team sport. This commitment involves making Head Coach Jay Myles a full-time university employee, providing student-athlete rugby scholarships and increasing the program’s budget. Under Myles, the team won the 2016 National Small College Rugby Organization’s National Championship. Since the national championship, the program has moved into the…

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Jeremy Treece & NSCRO Rugby This is a National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release about Jeremy Treece. “NSCRO is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Treece as its first Director of Rugby Development. In this role, Jeremy will be providing guidance, education, and direction for small college coaches and players. Jeremy is also leading the creation of the inaugural NSCRO Men’s All-Star Championship set for June 22-24 in Austin, Texas at the home of the Austin Elite Major League Rugby team. Jeremy is well-known in NSCRO circles as the former head coach of New England College resurrecting their dormant…

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Quinn Noel Memorial Rugby Match Texas Tech Men’s Rugby Release: November 13, 2017 Texas Tech Men’s Rugby and The Woodlands Rugby Club will compete in the first Quinn Noel Memorial Rugby Match on Nov. 18 in the Woodlands. This match will be an annual event between the two clubs to honor and remember Quinn Noel, the Red Raiders’ captain and former Woodlands High School player that passed away in Jan. 2017. “This upcoming match against the Woodland’s Men’s Club holds high value in carrying Quinn Noel’s legacy that he left at Texas Tech,” Texas Tech President Bobby Flinn said. “Quinn…

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Kutztown vs. Army – Rugby East D1A Kutztown University Men’s Rugby hosted Army West Point Men’s Rugby on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Kutztown, PA. Kutztown entered the match with a 2-1 Rugby East D1A record, while Army had a 3-1 record. Army had five tries during the first half and took a 35-5 lead into the break. After an Army try to begin the second half, Kutztown storms back with five tries, before Army added a late try and a penalty kick for a 51-32 win. Next Saturday, Army will travel to Penn State for a 1:30 pm match to…

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Saint Joseph’s Hawks Undefeated in Division Dan Yarusso, head coach of the Saint Joseph’s University Hawks Rugby team recapped the season. The Hawks have finished MARC D1AA divisional play undefeated with the big win over the Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday. The Hawks are now 3-0 and will host Villanova on October 28th for the first round of the Conference playoffs. In addition, captain Jimmy Wolfer (’17) hit a major milestone scoring his 1,000th career point in the match. Hawks Rugby First Half In the Varsity match, the Hawks got on the board first in front of a lively…

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Rocky Mountain Collegiate Rugby D2 First Place at Stake The Western State Colorado University Men’s Rugby team hosted Montana State University in a battle of unbeaten teams in Gunnison, Colorado on October 15. The teams entered the match with 5-0 records and top the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Rugby Division 2 standings.The winner will be the regular season champion. Both teams have had little difficulty scoring points while having strong defenses. Western State scored 209 points in five league matches and yielded 5. The Montana State Bobcats have scored 197 points and gave up 24. Western State vs. Montana State Rugby…

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