CHULA VISTA, CA. - The Women's Collegiate All-American Sevens have assembled for a three day training camp beginning today at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA.
The top two college rugby players in the country will be honored Saturday in Seattle.
The Washington Athletic Club began sponsoring the Rudy Scholz Award and the MA Sorensen Award for the top men's and women's college rugby players (respectively) in 2016. That year, Dylan Audsley of Saint Mary's and Hope Rogers of Penn State were honored.
The Mira Costa Boys HS team will probably be cheering for Life this weekend in the D1A men's college final, given that alumnus Justin Johnson is the Running Eagles' starting flanker, but they will also be cheering for Life in the women's final four.
Marist won an exciting final of the Tri State Conference, beating Albany 20-10 to take the championship this past weekend.
With the weather finally turning warmer, it was a perfect day for 7s at Fairfield University. Sixteen teams took part in the event, with four pools of four.
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 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.
The Ariel Re 7s kicks off this coming weekend, with 16 college 7s teams, plus some high school and youth teams, at the National Sports Centre of Bermuda.
AIC and Colgate will enter two teams in the women's bracket, while the Bermuda All Stars and Ithaca field one team each.
Four of the top six men's college teams are in action live today.
Lindenwood (#6 ranked by FloRugby) is at Life (#2). It kicks off at 1pm ET and is live here (Signup required, but it's worth it).
The South All Star 7s won the NSCRO Women's 7's All-Star Championship this weekend. The South defeated the Prairie States Select Side by a score of 20-5 to avenge their loss to the same team in Saturday’s pool rounds. In the third place game, Upstate New York defeated the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC) Select Side by a score of 24-0.