Category Archive: Awards & Highlights

End of Year Awards

Ann Arbor, MI – On the evening of December 4th the University of Michigan Rugby Football Club ended their Fall campaign. The team gathered for one last time in 2015 to have dinner, celebrate the Fall and recognize major contributors to club both on and off the field. Below are a list of winners for …

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SISU™ Mouthguard December Player of the Month: Jason Anthony

Jason, most commonly known as Caveman, has been a strong leader on the field for UMRFC, especially for the Academy team. With his immense knowledge of the rules and passion for the game, Caveman is reliable neanderthal to have in your forward pack. If you are wondering why his name is Caveman, just take a …

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SISU™ Mouthguard November Player of the Month: Lee Moore

Lee is a freshman who immediately became an integral part of the top 23 front row the moment he showed up to the first day of two-a-day practices in the summer. Lee is the strong but silent type, not saying much but when he does it is something worth listening to. He has been known …

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SISU™ Mouthguard October Player of the Month: Colin Walters

Colin Walters is a sophomore that joined near the beginning of the spring season in 2015. Over the summer, he took Stu’s summer lifting program seriously and came back the in the fall without about 30 pounds of extra muscle stacked on. Since then he has improved greatly in the sport and is proving to …

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Hall of Inspiration Class of 2015

Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan celebrated their 56th year on campus with a massive alumni celebration this past weekend. One of the highlights this year was the first ever inauguration of the newly-formed Hall of Inspiration. Current and past Michigan players welcomed the first 5 into the Hall at a delicious dinner …

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SISU™ Mouthguard September Player of the Month: Guy Burke

Guy Burke is a returning sophomore after being a part of UMRFC ever since the beginning of two-a-days last year. He’s been a great buddy and pal to all, as well as showing strong leadership skills at scrumhalf that will allow him to be a chief both on and off of the field. The upcoming …

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SISU™ Mouthguard August Player of the Month: Brian Chu

Brian Chu joined UMRFC his sophomore year in the fall of 2014. Since then he has brought much physicality to the team with his hard running style and undeniably massive biceps. This 8 man from Malaysia is not a man of many words (as may come across in this article) but if you give him …

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SISU™ Mouthguard July Player of the Month: Uygar Ozdemir

Uygar is affectionately referred to as OG by the team, since nobody can seem to pronounce Uygar quite correctly. OG has been a great addition to UMRFC, bringing his passion and love for the rugby to every practice and game, and has no problem with keeping things interesting. Moving into his junior year, we will …

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June Player of the Month: Nick Mattes

        Nick Mattes is the rare combination of size and athletic ability that every coach searches for in a player. On top of the physical attributes he also brings focus and dedication to his school work and training. Nick will be looking to make his biggest contribution to UMRFC yet this fall. …

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May Player Of The Month: Jared Bosma

        As Jared Bosma closes out his career here at UMRFC it is an important to celebrate how much he has given to the club. Jared stepped up immediately upon joining the club to help fill any role that was required of him on and off the field. He served in many …

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