Scholz and Sorensen Award News
Sponsored by the Washington Athletic Club of Seattle, the Rudy Scholz Award is presented to the top men's DI college rugby player for the school year 2017-18, and the MA Sorensen Award is presented to the top women's DI college player.
After a panel created a list of nominees, and fans and coaches voted, we are down to five finalists for each category. Here they are:
Coaches of college rugby teams can vote in a special poll to help select the finalists for the Rudy Scholz and MA Sorensen awards for the top men's and women's college rugby players.
While there is a poll for fans ...
Go here for the Scholz fan poll.
A panel of coaches, administrators, and media members have selected the nominees for the 2017-18 Rudy Scholz Award.
Rudy Scholz was a standout for Santa Clara and won two Olympic gold medals in rugby in 1920 and 1924. He now lends his name to the award for the best men's D1 college player of the season.
A panel of coaches, administrators, and media members have selected the nominees for the 2017-18 MA Sorensen Award.
MA Sorensen was a trailblazing prop in American college rugby and World Cup winner, and she lends her name to the award for the best women's D1 college player of the season.
It's College Rugby Awards time!
Indiana University center Bryce Campbell has been selected as the recipient of the 2016-17 Rody Scholz Award.
Quinnipiac center Ilona Maher has been named the winner of the 2016-17 MA Sorensen Award as the top women's college rugby player in the country.
Perhaps the most physical rugby player in the Rugby East, Iona College center Mike Scarcella was Goff Rugby Report's MVP Back in DI rugby fot last fall, and he is now a Scholz Award finalist.
One of four players who are finalists for the Scholz Award for the top men's college player in the country, Scarcella started playing at Bishop Hendricken in Rhode Island.
In a women’s college rugby environment where varsity programs are spring up all over, UC Davis is a national power paddling against the tide, and heaving the biggest paddle may well be Sydnee Watanabe.
It’s not easy to get capped as an undergraduate college player.
It’s even harder to do that and become a regular. And it’s hard still to do all of that and continue to contribute to your college team back home.
Sometimes, when you’re cruising in space on a rugby field, the ball in hand, you’ve just got to make a decision.
Francesca Sands knows that, and knows that when you make a decision, it helps when you make it fast.
Ask anyone who has seen Chad Gough play and they will say he is multi-skilled.
Playing hooker for the University of Utah, and with the collegiate All Americans, Gough has shown he can run, pass, and play in the open field as well as anyone. It’s something that has been a part of his game since the start.