The St. Mary’s Men’s Rugby team, a club sport at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, secured a spot for the 2017 NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Organization) championship held near Philadelphia, Pa., in June.
This will be the club’s second run for the championship, having had a strong first appearance last year.
“After placing second last year, we felt that we had something to prove this year,” said co-captain Ivan Messi ’17. “With hard work and facing the pressure, we were able to pull through as a team.”
St. Mary’s College was “the team to beat” going into the qualifier hosted by Franklin & Marshall Saturday, April 8, Messi said. St. Mary’s College beat out the host team in the finals 12-7.
The 2017 NSCRO 7s Championship will be on June 3 – 4, in conjunction with the CRC 7s at Talen Energy (formerly PPL) Park in Chester, Pa., as part of the festival of collegiate rugby.
The St. Mary’s College team is coached by volunteers Larry Donmoyer and Terry Pledger.