Benjamin Cotsarelis

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Name: Benjamin Cotsarelis
Date registered: January 4, 2017

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  1. December Alumnus of the Month: Corey “Coney” Kanitz — December 17, 2017
  2. SISU™ Mouthguard December Player of the Month: Ben Cotsarelis — December 4, 2017
  3. November Alumnus of the Month: Michael Eller — November 19, 2017
  4. End of Season Update — November 19, 2017
  5. First Half Season Update — November 10, 2017

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December Alumnus of the Month: Corey “Coney” Kanitz

When did you play? 2002-2005 What position did you play? Wing What was your favorite memory as a member of the club? Waking up to a freshly sodded (squares of real grass and soil) living room at the house on S. Division. The pitch lines and uprights (plastic pipe) where perfectly placed and flanked by …

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SISU™ Mouthguard December Player of the Month: Ben Cotsarelis

Ben Cotsarelis is a senior on the team who played a season of rugby in high school, but started on the team essentially as a beginner. One of the many Philly boys on the team, he eventually made his way up to starting on the Top 23 for his final senior year season. Congrats Ben! …

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November Alumnus of the Month: Michael Eller

When did you play? 2003-2006 What position did you play? 11 What was your favorite memory as a member of the club? My favorite memories were the road trips we took to play other clubs. The camaraderie with other teams was fantastic and it pretty much confirmed that you would have had just as much fun playing rugby …

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End of Season Update

It was a crisp morning the Wolverines woke up to on October 28th.  It was Rivalry Day all over again: Ohio State.  Play kicked off at 1 pm on Mitchell Field Turf.  Welcoming Captain Ron Marine back to play, Michigan fought hard from the gates.  After numerous offensive phases, a knock-on and penalty allowed for …

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First Half Season Update

Michigan played MSU at 7:30pm on Friday October 6th in the pouring rain at home. The wolverines came out hard, but were unable to get anything past Little Brother. At one point in the game Eoin Sansevero had the ball in the try zone but supposedly the try was held up. Ultimately a well fought …

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SISU™ Mouthguard November Player of the Month: Jordan Perez

Jordan Perez is a freshman who played rugby in high school and was put in a starting position as a young player. He has thrived at scrum half and will develop into a phenomenal leader of this team. Keep up the good work Jordan! Name: Jordan Perez Height: 5’8″ Weight: 150 Year: Freshman Major:  Business Hometown: Parker, CO Why Rugby? My friends in high …

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October Alumnus of the Month: Matt Forsythe

When did you play? I played for UMRFC from 2008-2010, then switched over the city club side. What position did you play? Prop and lock What was your favorite memory as a member of the club? The tour in Prague was definitely a highlight, where we beat a weathered Slovakian team on a field with …

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SISU™ Mouthguard October Player of the Month: Jake Bailey

Jake Bailey is a senior who has been an officer for two years in a row now, he currently serves as treasurer of the team. He has been a committed wolverine since he joined the team. Congratulations Jake! Name: Jake Bailey Height: 6’2″ Weight: 200 Year: Senior Major:  International Studies, Psychology Hometown: Jenison, MI Why Rugby? I chose rugby as a …

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Michigan 1 – 0 in the Big 10

After a rocky preseason that culminated in a win for the wolverines over Grand Valley, the wolverines kicked off their Big 10 season this past Saturday with two games against Purdue University.   Top 23 The wolverines started out the game aggressively, playing the first few minutes entirely within Purdue’s half of the field. After …

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September Alumnus of the Month: Neil Matouka

What position did you play? Scrumhalf   What was your favorite memory as a member of this club? One of my favorite memories of the club (and there are so many!) would have to be the entirety of the Southern Prowl (TM). While much of the club flew off to an island paradise for spring …

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