William Paterson University Men ran away with the Tri-State Conference 7s title in style and the New Jersey school collected their third consecutive conference 7s crown. Not only did WPU win the championship but their ferocious defense held all attackers at bay as they did not concede any points over their 3 pool games games, the quarterfinal, semifinal and final!
Claremont Colleges won the 2019 NSCRO PacWest Region Championship, beating Cal Maritime 61-19 in Sunday's final.
After day one of the 2019 NSCRO PacWest Region Championship, The Claremont Colleges defeated Regis University 50-33 in the first semifinal match while California State University Maritime Academy defeated New Mexico Highlands University 30-27 in the second semifinal match.
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UMW hosted a 7’s tournament at home today and once again came out on top after five victories over a tough field.
The nominees for the Rudy Scholz Award have been released.
The award is named after former Santa Clara rugby star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Rudy Scholz, and since 2016 has been given annually to the best men's college rugby player in the country.
Towson University will be joining the MARC in the fall of 2019 and competing in the MARC's D1AA division.
Towson was for years an accomplished DII team until it combined with other DII, DI, and NSCRO teams to form the Chesapeake Conference three years ago. The Chesapeake was a huge success, but meanwhile, the MARC has been moving a bit further South in the teams that compete.
Our College Player Of The Week this week is Cal State Long Beach captain and flyhalf Steven Bodley.
The top eight in the CRC Qualifier in Men's College 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational are set.
Dartmouth was dominant and takes the top seed. Little surprise there.Photos by David Barpal click on smaller photos to enlarge
Perhaps the surprise of the tournament was Utah Valley, which took the #2 seed and is a serious contender.
The University of Mary Washington has pulled off two straight tournament victories in the Chesapeake Conference series.
This has been a difficult task to accomplish over the last couple of years, as the Chesapeake has several strong 7s teams, and winning consistently is very difficult.
On a cold, rainy weekend, UMW went 5-0 in this past weekend's tournament.
For the second week in a row we will recognize a center playing for a college in Arizona; this time our college player of the week is Lucas Bartzis, who scored three tries as UofA beat Utah State, then three tries as the Wildcats beat Grand Canyon 34-14, and two tries in the rivalry win over Arizona State.
The Gold Coast Conference usually gets decided by the same top teams playing off, and this year is no different.
Claremont Colleges, which plays in the Gold Coast D1 and goes on to the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) playoffs, is one of those teams, as is Cal State Long Beach, and University of San Diego. Last week, Claremont and CSULB battled to a 26-26 tie.