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Spring 2019 Update

Greetings from Academy Field,  Every time I drive past our frozen pitch, the memories of this past fall come rushing back. Starting with two-a-days in August, to our dominant victory of the University of Buffalo, playing in front of an amazing crowd at Fordham University, all the way to our freshmen getting a solid run out against Fairfield University to cap off our season. After the tough 2017-18, the work our student athletes put in over the last year helped improve our record from 2-8 to 5-5 this year.  Our offseason has proven useful, as our student athletes have been hard at work in the gym and on the pitch. The focal points have been building strength and mastering rugby techniques in order to begin tactic planning. With an active roster of 40, we are excited about our potential for continued success!  As our captain alludes to, we have quite a few freshman players who have injected great energy into our squad. What Mike doesn’t mention is the incredible leadership and work ethic our seniors have instilled in these young student athletes. Our continued success can and will be attributed to these wonderful men who have taken pride in wearing […]

September 29th, 2018 – SUNY Brockport

September 29th, 2018 – SUNY Brockport Colgate Men’s Rugby competed against SUNY Brockport on September 29th, 2018. The starting lineup for the match was as follows: 1) Jack Johnson ’21 2) Billy Bingo ’19 3) Mike Rasmussen ’19 (Captain) 4) Will Baker ’20 5) Mike Levinger ’22 6) Will Pitkin ’19 7) Dorian Washington ’19 8) Ben Moore ’19 9) Sam Wittmann ’20 10) Ethan Gruber ’22 11) Jack Flanagan ’21 12) Adrian Heath ’19 (Captain) 13) Benji Pratley ’20 14) Ben Pelino ’21 15) Patrick O’Hagan ’22 Subs: Andrew Ferrante ’22, Andrew Jimenez ’21, Boyd Howard ’21, Jack McPhail ’20, Dylan Vassel ’22, Fred LeClair ’22, Owen Gordon ’22, Djibril Diallo ’22 Pratley ’20 fighting his way to the try-zone for the first try of the game Colgate packed up and shipped north this past Saturday for a 4:00 pm kick-off against SUNY Brockport. After two tough losses at home in the weeks before, the team was hoping to clean a few things up in order to fair better on the scoreboard. This was evident from the outset as Pratley ’20 dotted down the first try of the game for Colgate just 9 minutes in. Unconverted, this put Colgate […]

9/1 – Claret Mug Win Over Cornell – Match Summary

This year, we introduce a new, improved format for our match summaries, written by our Alumni Coordinator Sam Wittmann ’20. If you aren’t receiving match summaries via email, contact us at alumni@colgaterugby.com! If you plan to come to campus for Homecoming/Parents Weekend, we hope to see you at Academy Field as the men take on University of Albany and we have events planned around the fixture.  Stay tuned for a match in NYC at Fordham as well on 11/3! Details around both to be announced shortly!   September 1st, 2018 – Cornell University Colgate Men’s Rugby competed against Cornell on September 1st, 2018. The starting lineup for the match was as follows: 1) Jack Johnson ’21 2) Billy Bingo ’19 3) Mike Rasmussen ’19 (captain) 4) Will Baker ’20 5) Michael Levinger ’22 6) Will Pitkin ’19 7) Dorian Washington ’19 8) Ian Cummins ’21 9) Ethan Gruber ’22 10) Jack Flanagan ’21 11) Griffin Johnson ’21 12) Adrian Heath ’19 (captain) 13) Benji Pratley ’20 14) Dillon Forester ’20 15) Ben Moore ’19 Subs: Sam Wittmann ’20, Massimo Indolini ’21, Boyd Howard ’21, Jacob Glassman ’20, Kyle Fisher ’21, Bennett Pelino ’21, Djibril Diallo ’22                Line-out thrown by Bingo […]

Colgate falls to SUNY Albany on the road

After a strong match against nationally ranked SUNY Cortland, we took to the road to take on divisional foe University of Albany.  Feeling momentum shift in our direction, we were looking forward to another opportunity to take the pitch. Colgate received the kick-off and began attacking.  For the first 10 minutes, we would dictate the terms of the match by putting several phases together.  Eventually, Mike Rasmussen ’19 would drive over the line for the first try of the match (conversion was no good).  On the ensuing kick-off, we struggled to gain possession and clear our lines and Albany would began to attack.  In the 15th minute, Albany was able to slip around the outside and dot down a try in the corner (unconverted).  The next 20 minutes, both teams would swap attacks, but it would be Albany that would be able to take advantage of their possession and dot down two tries before the half ended (32nd minute/converted and 38th minute/unconverted).  FIRST HALF SCORE:  Albany 17  Colgate 5 The second half started like the beginning of the game with Colgate taking possession of the ball and moving it down the field.  This pressure would pay off with Ben Moore ’19 […]