The US Naval Academy men's rugby team has confirmed a very challenging schedule for 2019-2020.
As usual, the 1st XV plays in D1A, while the 2nd team will mix in JV teams and 1st teams from other positions. Navy's 3rds have of late been playing in the Cardinals DII Conference, but this year will sometimes play a 2nd or 3rd XV from a DI program, or play lower-division opposition.
On October 5th, the Navy 1st XV traveled to Colorado Springs to defend the Shea Cup against the Air Force Academy.
Navy defeated Iona 25-7 Saturday on the same day that Iona dedicated the Quinn's Corner, in honor of Iona rugby alum Pat Quinn and his campaign against ALS.
The United States Naval Academy Rugby program had three teams play this Saturday, September 8, with all three Midshipmen teams coming away winners.
During Navy Rugby’s annual “With You” fundraising dinner this year, the first two Women’s Navy Rugby players will be inducted into the Navy Rugby Hall of Fame. This is the third Hall of Fame class to be inducted into the Navy Rugby Hall of Fame. The Navy Men’s program was established in 1963 and the Women started in 1995.
The Naval Academy handed UMW their first 15’s loss since October 2016 today with a late surge between the 70th minute and the end of the game. The match officials and both coaches, UMW’s Min Chae and Navy’s Gavin Hickie all commented on what a well-played match it was.
Former Dartmouth Head Coach Gavin Hickie is now on the job at Navy, and the new USNA Men's Rugby Head Coach said there is no magic formula for winning.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk confirmed today that Gavin Hickie has been named the Director of Club Rugby and the Head Men’s Rugby Coach. Hickie comes to Navy from Dartmouth, where he was the head coach for the past five years.
Cal and Arkansas State will play each other for the Varsity Cup final after they won difficult semifinals Saturday.
Arkansas battled Navy in the rain in Jonesboro, Ark., and it was a game that hinged, to a certain extent, on one play. With the score 10-7 to ASU near halftime.
And just like that, we're down to four teams in the Varsity Cup.
Cal hosts Penn State and Arkansas State hosts Navy in this year's final four, and it's all up in the air.
The US Naval Academy defeated Central Washington 27-24 in overtime to move on to the Varsity Cup semifinals Saturday.
Navy put in a strong defensive performance, scored a crucial late try, and benefited from several clutch kicks at goal from power-running and multi-skilled No. 8 Connor McNerney (pictured kicking from the tee below right).