Category Archive: Alumni

April Alumnus of the Month: Andrew Swain

When did you play? I played from 2008-2012 What position did you play? Mostly wing, but also some fullback and scrumhalf when it was needed What was your favorite memory as a member of the club? I loved every tour that I went on, but spending a week in Prague was, let’s say, a very …

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March Alumnus of the Month: Ben “Poodles” Shapiro

Our March alumnus of the month is Ben “Poodles” Shapiro. Read below to find out more about Poodles!   When did you play? I came out to my first practice the winter of my sophomore year at the insistence of CJ Stock (winter 2012). I played until my graduation in the spring of 2014.   …

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February Alumnus of the Month: Drew “Disco” Vecchio

This month’s almuni of the month is the recent grad Drew “Disco” Vecchio. Drew had a great career as a lock for the UMRFC, and he can still be found at games cheering on his former teammates. Read below for a little more on Drew. Congratulations Disco! When did you play? I played Lock for …

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January Alumnus of the Month: Vince Colella

From Olde Boys’ Weekend to Giving Blue Day to support at XVs games and the CRC, UMRFC receives a lot of support from its alumni throughout the year. One such supporter is Vince Colella. Currently a decorated lawyer in the Detroit area, Vince made time in his schedule away from work to serve as a …

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December Alumnus of the Month: Aaron “Tex” Dodd

Here at UMRFC, much of what we do would be impossible with out the help of our Alumni. This month, we honor Aaron “Tex” Dodd, who has remained active with UMRFC since his departure as a player in 2009. From running touch games in the summer to working with the SAC to organizing Olde Boys …

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Hall of Inspiration Class of 2016

  Ann Arbor, MI- The University of Michigan Rugby Football Club celebrated their 57th year on campus with a massive celebration this past weekend that saw over 200 alumni return to Ann Arbor to celebrate the rich history of Michigan Rugby. Among the many festivities that happened over the 4 days was the second Hall …

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September Alumnus of the Month: Doug Chenoweth

Every year, Michigan Rugby sets goals to not only better themselves, but better the sport as a whole. Part of this process is spreading the word and maintaining involvement, and Doug Chenoweth is a textbook example of that. Despite a busy lifestyle, Doug has found a way to include Michigan Rugby and promote the sport …

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July Alumnus of the Month: Harvey Schiller

This month, UMRFC honors Harvey Schiller. Harvey, a former President of the club, currently is working with America’s Cup, but has spent time in various corners of the sports world, both collegiate and professional. A retired serviceman, Harvey was one of the men who played in the Big House Game in 1969. Here’s what he …

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April Alumnus of the Month: Tobi Eboda

April’s Alumnus of the Month is Tobi “Nigerian Nightmare, Prince Tobi, Tobi-san, First Feed King: Feed Father” Eboda. Although he graduated back in 2011, Tobi has maintained a supportive presence in Ann Arbor for the team. He can be found numerous times throughout the year supporting the young boys from the sideline and is always …

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March Alumnus of the Month: Sequoyah Burke Combs

March’s Alumnus of the month is perhaps the youngest Alumnus to be featured. In his time with the team, Sequoyah was a leader on the field who inspired those around him with his performance. He continues to play rugby out in Seattle with the Saracens and was recently named Captain for their match against UBC …

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