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No coaches, no contact, no competition: Club teams play on

Max Celander ‘21, right, breaks through a defensive line during a fall 2018 game against Bentley University.

By Nick Nonnenmacher

September 24, 2020

Without coaches, contact or competition, athletes on club sports teams get creative in finding ways to practice.

Men’s Rugby Kicks Off Season With Wins

Men's Rugby Team


September 20, 2017

The men of the Middlebury College Rugby Club (MCRC) kicked off their season last Saturday, Sept. 19, with a pair of victories over Saint Michael’s College. Middlebury’s A-side team held the Purple Knights to a 46–0 shutout, while the B-side fought for a 10–7 triumph in their shortened 15s nail-biter. Alex...

MCRC Suffers Last-Minute Loss in National Round of 16

By Owen Teach

May 1, 2013

After a two-year march to return to the national stage, the Middlebury College Rugby Club (MCRC) traveled to Pittsburgh this past weekend, April 27 and 28, for its first shot to compete in the Division I-AA national tournament. The four-team bracket in Pittsburgh pitted Middlebury against St. Bonaventure,...

Middlebury Club Sports: GAME ON

By Isabelle Stillman

April 10, 2013

Middlebury offers the chance to play the following nine club sports: cycling, fencing, equestrian, sailing, Quidditch, rugby, figure skating, chess and badminton. Our editors caught up with a few of the participants. For a full view of the design and layout, check out the PDF version here. Recruitme...

Men’s Rugby Falls in 7s Final, MCWRC Shuts out Tufts

Sarah Minahan ’14 jumps to receive a throw-in during the team’s 33-0 win over Tufts. (Courtesy/Molly Benedetto)

By Tom Clayton

October 10, 2012

Saturday Oct. 6, the Middlebury College Rugby Club (MCRC) fell in the finals of the East Coast Rugby Conference (ECRC) Sevens tournament in Amesbury, Mass. in extra time, 12-7 to Northeastern. With the win, Northeastern received a bid to the USA 7s tournament in College Station, Texas in November. The...

MCRC Stuns Conference Rival Northeastern

By Tom Clayton

September 26, 2012

The Middlebury College Rugby Club (MCRC) edged Northeastern 23-20 on Saturday, Sept. 22, on the strength of three tries from fullback Allan Stafford ’13.5. Stafford completed his second hat trick in as many games with a run to the corner with five minutes left that gave the Blue the decisive five points. The...

MCRC Opens Season With a Win Over UMASS-Amherst

Captain Brian Sirkia '12.5 dodges by a defender to propel MCRC to their first win.

By Owen Teach

September 19, 2012

Following two promising performances at the preseason Granite Cup, featuring a close 10-8 loss to traditional rugby powerhouse Dartmouth, the Middlebury College Rugby Club (MCRC) bested UMASS-Amherst 33-31 this past Saturday, Sept. 15, taking an important step towards qualifying for Nationals this coming...

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