Category Archive: Alumni

July Alumnus of the Month: Scott McLelland

The July Alumnus of the Month is Scott McClelland. Scott was a sizable player who mostly played lock during his time at Michigan. He also managed to play front row and loose forward. McClelland played physical, sound rugby while also managing to be that one player always injuring his teammates in practice. Off the field, …

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June Alumnus of the Month: Josh Rubin

This month we honor Josh Rubin. Josh played pretty much every position there is to play at Michigan. But is likely best known for his games at flanker and hooker. He was able to manage so many positions because of his wide array of rugby skills having started playing in the backs. Rubin was a …

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May Alumnus of the Month: Joseph Attia

This month’s honored alumnus is Joseph Attia. Joe was a run-away-train of a flanker who could tackle and support with the best of them. Attia’s energy on the pitch was influential and was also enjoyed by his teammates off the pitch. We hope to see Jerry return for this weekend’s alumni match versus Dartmouth’s alumni …

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April Alumnus of the Month: Dan Mascellino

We honor Dan “Masso” Mascellino this month. Masso is known by all Michigan Rugby men, especially those still in the Ann Arbor area. Dan is a loud and loving front rower who is hard to miss. Masso will still get on the field for the occasional game or participate in summer touch to show off …

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March Alumnus of the Month: Adam Eustace

Adam Eustace is the March honoree for Alumnus of the Month. Although Adam did not attend U of M, he played a vital role as coach in the mid 2000s as the team won a Division 2 Midwest title and made it to the national semi-finals. He contributed greatly to the formation and structure of …

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February Alumnus of the Month: John Moore

This month’s honoree is John Moore. John’s time with the club was brief but left a significant impression on him. His teammates and their friendship playing the biggest role. Although now in New Hampshire and Portland, John frequents Ann Arbor and supports the club in a variety of ways. Rugby has stayed with John and …

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January Alumnus of the Month: Brian Zimmer

This month’s honoree is Brian Zimmer. Brian has been around the club for nearly 30 years in a multitude of leadership positions. Along with his brother Kevin, they held the club together for a span and the team would surely be in a worse spot without them. Brian was usually a front row player. Solid …

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November Alumnus of the Month: Bruce Kingsbury

This month’s honored alumnus is Bruce Kingsbury. Bruce is currently in his 5th decade with the club. Bruce’s passion and inspiration are what stand out among his past teammates. They characterize him with words such as tough, gritty, and fiery. Not surprising for a front rower. He also was a dedicated teammate. One such teammate …

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October Alumnus of the Month: Tom Fagan

This month’s alumnus is Tom Fagan. Tom recently passed and this posthumous recognition is just a small addition to the celebration of a great life. Tom’s family has played a great part in Michigan rugby with two Fagan brothers donning the Maize and Blue. When did you play? 1967 – 70 & 72 (1971 Army …

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August Alumnus of the Month: Sean Knight

When did you play? My father, Dr. Paul Knight, played rugby for years at U-M so I was hanging around the club since the early 80’s. I remember loitering at post-game festivities on Church Street and across the street from Elbel. Indoctrinated at an early age. I came out to play in the fall of …

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