June Alumnus of the Month: Zach Kendall

  When did you play? I was introduced to the club in 2011 during the second semester of my freshman year. The club was in a unique situation during that time, so we didn’t play a single game the entire semester. That didn’t stop guys like Swayze, Bongo, Boothman, Crabtree, and Spoons from packing me …

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SISU™ Mouthguard June Player of the Month: Tanner Visco

  Tanner Visco is a rising sophomore who played sevens with us this spring. He hails from Philadelphia and has already been developing into a key player for Michigan. He is playing rugby with the North Penn men’s team this summer. Congratulations Tanner! Find out more below…   Name: Tanner Visco Height: 5’10” Weight: 180 Year: Rising sophomore Major: Undecided …

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May Alumnus of the Month: Kenneth Hawk

This May we honor Kenneth Hawk as the alumnus of the month. Kenneth is a rugger from a different generation than many we’ve seen win this award, but he still has many fond memories of his time here at Michigan. Find out more below!   When did you play? 1982-1986 What position did you play? #8 What …

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SISU™ Mouthguard May Player of the Month: Jack Vecchio

Another freshman to win the SISU Player of the Month award, Jack “Smooth Jazz” Vecchio has done really well this spring season. As the younger brother of our February alumnus of the month, Jack has rugby in his blood. Read below to find out more about Jack. Congratulations Smooth Jazz!   Name: Jack Vecchio Height: …

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Michigan Collegiate Cup and 7s Big Ten Champs on Same Weekend

On April 22nd, UMRFC hosted the Michigan Collegiate Cup (MCC) to cap off the developmental spring 15s season. The wolverines showed up to the MCC hungry for a win, sporting a string of several losses in the past few weeks, including a loss the week before to Oakland University who attended the MCC. With some …

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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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Sparks Named University of Michigan Club Sports Coach of the Year

Ann Arbor, MI- This year saw the University of Michigan Club Sports department award its first ever Coach of the Year. The 2017 recipient of the inaugural honor goes to head rugby coach Brandon Sparks for his work with the men’s rugby team.   Sparks had numerous nominations that spoke about his work with the …

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SISU™ Mouthguard April Player of the Month: Lyric Kleber

Lyric Kleber has made massive strides since he first joined the team his freshman year. After fighting off injury, the sophomore has really developed into a leadership role on the spring 15s squad this season. His hard work at scrum-half is not going unnoticed, and he was selected as the player of the month for …

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Spring 15s Season in Full Swing

The weather in Michigan these past few weeks has been less than ideal for rugby. Despite this, our developmental side has been putting in a ton of hard work. The team is comprised of a lot of players new to rugby this season. Led by coach Andrew Stevick, the newbies and veterans alike have been …

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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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