Category Archive: Awards & Highlights

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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June Player of the Month: Alex Davidson

The June Player of the Month is Alex Davidson. Alex grew up in England excluding a short spell in Ann Arbor due to his parents’ time at the university. That made an impression on Davidson who chose to come back to U of M and bring his rugby skills with him. A tall yet mobile …

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May Player of the Month: Nick Azzopardi

The May Player of the Month is freshman Nick Azzopardi. Nick is a quick learning front row player who will make a great impact for the team in the 2014-2015 season. Azzopardi did well developing as prop in the fall before an excellent performance as a big man in the club’s winter 7s. Nick finished …

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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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April Player of the Month: Zack Burns

This month’s award winner is the younger Zack Burns. Burns is a freshman from Danvers, MA who played lock and #8 for the Wolverines this year. Burns brings a great work ethic and surprising speed to the team. Zack looks ahead to a sophomore season that will allow him to take more of a leadership …

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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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March Player of the Month: Cooper Smart

Cooper Smart is the March Player of the Month. Cooper is a sophomore back who can play outside center, wing, and fullback. He brings energy and speed to the field while always looking for ways to change the game. Smart had an outstanding Winter Sevens for the club and is competing for a spot on …

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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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February Player of the Month: Chening Duker

February’s Player of the Month is Chening Duker. Chening comes to Michigan from across the pond in London. Duker brings a sense of fun and creativity to the team, often using it to bewilder opponents and convince them to not tackle him. He’s an athletic flanker who loves sevens and holding the ball in one …

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