D1A's future preps for college rugby

D1A's future preps for college rugby

Thursday, July 17
Alex Solomon

The dog days of summer is the season of sevens for men's and women's senior clubs across the country, but for high school standouts, including 15 future D1A players, the summer lends opportunities to hone their skills in 15s and get themselves on a National radar.

College rugby's recruitment heats up

College rugby's recruitment heats up

Tuesday, July 01
Alex Solomon

The number of colleges offering scholarships for rugby players continues to rise. With the increase of schools gaining financial support from its administrations, coaches' responsibilities to recruit high-performance athletes eager to train in a varsity setting grows.

WJU's Lum shares field with Dan Carter

WJU's Lum shares field with Dan Carter

Thursday, June 19
Press Release

Fans and photographers crowded the Southbridge rugby grounds last Saturday, all eyes were firmly on Carter. However, for Wheeling Jesuit's Max Lum, it was the opportunity of a lifetime to pull on a jersey, and actually take the field with one of the greatest to ever play the game.

Heavy dose of D1A on MCAA roster

Heavy dose of D1A on MCAA roster

Monday, June 16
Alex Solomon

Following a camp held this past weekend in Merrimack, Mass. consisting of 53 players, Head Coach Matt Sherman and his coaching staff have selected 33 of college rugby's best who make up the 2014 Men's Collegiate All-American touring side.

SDSU's Konrad Excels at Auckland Academy

SDSU's Konrad Excels at Auckland Academy

Tuesday, June 10
Press Release

After a successful campaign for San Diego State in USA Rugby's D1A, Kalei Konrad has accepted an offer to attend the newly formed Auckland Rugby Academy.

Saint Mary's well represented in All-Playoff Team - Backs

Saint Mary's well represented in All-Playoff Team - Backs

Wednesday, May 21
Alex Solomon

D1A's All-Playoff Team continues with its selections for the nine through 15 positions. As it goes with any list recognizing individual achievement, several backline players were plenty worthy of making the cut, but there was simply not enough room for them, due in part to a group of Saint Mary's backs being too explosive to leave off.

Life's bigger units highlight All-Playoff Team - Forwards

Life's bigger units highlight All-Playoff Team - Forwards

Monday, May 19
Alex Solomon

With the best of the best butting heads during the D1A Playoffs, some truly impressive student athletes played terrific rugby during the postseason. Here is a list making up the 2014 D1A All-Playoff Team for the forward positions.

Final Canterbury D1A Top 20

Final Canterbury D1A Top 20

Monday, May 19
D1A Rugby

Saint Mary's and Life's intensely competitive final capped another exciting season of D1A Rugby. The two teams sat ranked No. 1 and No. 2 all season, and that is how they will remain through the offseason.

Saint Mary's quest is complete, claims National Championship

Saint Mary's quest is complete, claims National Championship

Sunday, May 11
Alex Solomon

The Gaels completed its final step in its 12-month road to redemption. Under the bright lights of Steuber Rugby Stadium at Stanford University, a year after coming up just short in the D1A Final, Saint Mary's College defeated life University, 21-6, to win its first National Championship

Top two teams ready for D1A Finals

Top two teams ready for D1A Finals

Wednesday, May 07
Alex Solomon

Life University and Saint Mary's College, finalists from the 2013 D1A Final, will meet again May 10 for the 2014 D1A National Championship at Stanford University.

Life, Saint Mary's victories set up D1A Final rematch

Life, Saint Mary's victories set up D1A Final rematch

Sunday, May 04
Alex Solomon

Life University and Saint Mary's College won their D1A Semifinal matches, setting the stage for a reamtch of last year's National Championship game.

Life, Arkansas State battle for third and final time

Life, Arkansas State battle for third and final time

Thursday, May 01
Alex Solomon

There might not be a better rivalry in college rugby right now than the one between Life University and Arkansas State. The powerhouse programs are the top two sides in college rugby's most skilled and competitive conference - the Mid-South. So, after facing each other twice this year in the regular season, it is no suprise the two respected rivals will meet for a third time in D1A's National Semifinal this Saturday.

Saint Mary's, Lindenwood battle for spot in Final

Saint Mary's, Lindenwood battle for spot in Final

Wednesday, April 30
Alex Solomon

Saint Mary's has been putting up monster numbers and beating teams by wide margins all season. That trend continued in the playoffs, as the Gaels demolished fellow California Conference member Santa Clara 103-10 in last Saturday's second round matchup.

Saint Mary's and three Mid-South teams into Semifinals

Saint Mary's and three Mid-South teams into Semifinals

Sunday, April 27
Alex Solomon

For the second consecutive week, the home teams won each of the D1A playoff matches. Based on the final scores, the matches were not very competitive, although three of the four losing teams Saturday did jump out to early leads.

Second round matches to determine Semifinals

Second round matches to determine Semifinals

Thursday, April 24
Alex Solomon

After each of the four higher seeded teams were able to avoid upsets in the D1A Playoff's opening round, Saturday's Quarterfinals should provide plenty of excitement.

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