Category Archive: Awards & Highlights

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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April Player of the Month: Andre Cargill

Andre Cargill was a great addition to UMRFC when he transferred from Davenport. Andre brings rare talent that combines both physical gifts and a beautiful mind for the game of rugby. His ‘can do’ positive attitude makes him a successful player and student in his major of Biology. Look for Andre to keep making an …

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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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