Category Archive: Awards & Highlights

March Player of the Month: Cody Griffin

Name: Cody Griffin Height: 5’11″ Weight: 190 lbs or 86kg of pure unadulterated meat Year: Senior Major: Architecture Hometown: Flushing, MI Why Rugby? The challenge. Its a dangerous beast that demands respect and determination if you can’t find both it’ll chew you up and spit you out. What have you liked about Michigan rugby the most so far? Great group of …

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February Player of the Month: Chris Byer

As Chris enters his final semester as a UMRFC player it is important to celebrate his contribution both on and off the field to the club. While Chris’ senior season was cut short while recovering from an injury, once he returned he wasted no time putting his stamp on any game he played in, which …

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December Player of the Month: Ron Marine

Ron Marine is a freshman inside center with high school rugby experience. His first fall season was capped by being one of only four freshman players on the squad to make first team appearances during the fall season. Ron brings a big physical presence to the back line and is emerging as one of the …

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November Player of the Month: Michael Shay

Michael Shay

This is Mike Shay’s first year of rugby, and what a year it has been. Since the industrial and operations engineer joined the team he has spent time on the developmental, academy and made his 1st XV appearance against Ohio State. Mike has dedicated himself to learning and improving on the fundamentals of the game, …

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October Player of the Month: Jeremy Reid

Jeremy Reid

Jeremy Reid has started to emerge as a force for UMRFC in his sophomore year. He has stepped into the role of utility forward by being quick enough to play flanker and strong enough to play in the front row. Jeremy brings great commitment to everything he does for the maize and blue, he sets …

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September Player of the Month: Drew Vecchio

Drew Vecchio has been a significant strength for the club since his arrival as a freshman. His combination of size, strength, and quickness have made him a go-to player at lock for the Maize and Blue. Vecchio is often a quiet, gentle giant but during games he shows a real passion for the Wolverines. Drew …

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September Alumnus of the Month: Evan “Elmo” Pratt

When did you play? I started as a freshman at MIT in the spring of 1984, and started at UMRFC in spring of 1990. As most people know, the lines between college and men’s sides were more loosely defined then. Although I have not taken classes at Michigan, I can now claim to be Michigan …

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August Player of the Month: Cole Van Harn

Cole brings a tremendous amount of energy to the Maize and Blue. As the first side’s #8, Cole enjoys big tackles and thumping would be tacklers when running with the ball. Van Harn works to be all over the field and always empties the tank. Cole’s toughness and hunger embody the spirit of the Wolverine. …

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July Player of the Month: Lawrence Armitage-Brian

Lawrence Armitage-Brain is the July player of the month. Lawrence came to Michigan from London, to continue his Kinesiology education. Lawrence’s quiet demeanor hides a fiery competitor who helped Michigan in their Collegiate Rugby Championship success. Armitage-Brain played flyhalf for the team but fits into most back positions. He is skilled, creative, and not afraid …

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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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