D1A Player of the Week: Dane Fleck

D1A Rugby: D1A Player of the Week: Dane Fleck

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Wisconsin’s dominant 2-0 start in the Big Ten has the Badgers looking more than capable of yet another run at the conference championship. The No. 19 team in the D1A Rugby Top 20 has been receiving contributions from throughout its lineup, but Head Coach Nic Tyson has been especially impressed with Dane Fleck.

“He is one of our most intelligent and most creative players and he’s very strong under the high ball,” Tyson said of his electric winger.

Fleck, a junior studying Conservation Biology, scored an impressive seven tries last season and is already nearing that total after just two games this fall.

“In our new system he gets to be quite a playmaker in open space,” added Tyson. “He has four tries in two games and has created a few more.”

Fleck and his Badger teammates are in the midst of a bye week, but return to Big Ten Rugby action Oct. 8 against Minnesota.