The above photo features (from L to R): Leanne Action, Penn Mutual Assistant VP; Adam Hockaday (Duke University), Joey Rydzewski (Babson College), Kiernan Somers (Colby College), Dominic Mann (Christendom College), Tom Harris, Penn Mutual Executive VP
Christendom College - 2017 NSCRO 7s National Champion
Championship report posted at http://www.rugbytoday.com/college/christendom-college-claims-nscro-7s-title
The 2017 NSCRO 7s National Championship was a fantastic success. It was held in conjunction with the CRC 7s at Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park) as part of the festival of collegiate rugby that over 20,000 rugby enthusiasts attended. Pool play was held alongside the stadium on a world-class grass field.
Bids to host an NSCRO 7s Qualifying Tournament are due by Dec. 22, 2017. Contact Howard Kent for details on the bidding process today!
Since all hosting plans - as part of the bidding process - must include a list of verbally committed NSCRO clubs, click here to get a list of eligible NSCRO clubs and their Conference/Union information. If any additional club info is needed, contact Steve Cohen.
The 2018 NSCRO 7s Championship will be on June 2-3 in conjunction with the CRC 7s at Talen Energy (formerly PPL) Park in Chester, PA (near Philadelphia). There are 8 Qualifier 7s tournaments leading to the National Small College Rugby 7s Championship.
2017-18 NSCRO 7s QTs (as of November 8, 2017)
October 14 - PacWest 7s hosted by Cal State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA. Contact is Alexander Nevarez at email@example.com
March 3 - Elon 7s hosted by Elon University, Elon, NC. Contact is Ryan Bays at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 14-15 - F&M 7s hosted by Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. Contact is Alex Romano at email@example.com
Click here for the current 7s rules, regs and forms.
Congratulations to California Maritime Academy on being the first team to qualify for the 2018 NSCRO 7s National Championship by winning the PacWest NSCRO 7s Qualifying Tournament on Oct. 14 hosted by Cal State Monterey Bay edging the current NSCRO 15s National Champions The Claremont Colleges 20 to 19.
California Maritime Academy - 2017 PacWest 7s Champions
Congratulations to Solano Community College on being the first team to qualify for the 2017 NSCRO 7s National Championship by winning the Santa Rosa NSCRO 7s Qualifying Tournament on Oct. 22. On March 4, Duke University competing in their first ever NSCRO 7s qualifier came out on top over St. Mary's in the final. On March 25, little known and small in school size, Christendom College knocked off F&M in the final of the St. Mary's 7s. Christendom's male enrollment is about 200 full time students - the smallest school in NSCRO! Nothing small in the way they play. In the Tulane 7s, Iowa Central Community College defeated the defending National 7s Champions - New Mexico Highlands University - in pool play. However, the Vatos took the final to make it back to Nationals and go for the "three peat". In the North Country of New York State, Plattsburgh State played host to the Food Bank 7s (food was collected for charity) and Colby College was able to edge Babson University 22-20 in the final for their first-ever appearance at Nationals. In the 16-team East Penn 7s, St. Mary's College of Maryland turned the tables on host Franklin & Marshall College in the final winning 12-7. In the 2016 East Penn 7s, F&M had defeated St. Mary's 14-5 and then again in the St. Mary's 7s semis 2 weeks earlier by a score of 17 to 12. At the Winona 7s, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point defeated St. John's University 22-14 in the final to punch their ticket to Nationals. In the 12-team Central Region 7s at Founder Field, Babson College held off Susquehanna 21-5 to capture the title and will be making a return trip to Nationals hoping to improve on last year's 6th place finish.
Solano Community College - 2016 Santa Rosa 7s Champion
Duke University - 2017 Elon 7s Champion
Christendom College - 2017 St. Mary's 7s Champion
New Mexico Highlands University - 2017 Tulane 7s Champions
Colby College - 2017 Food Bank 7s Champion
St. Mary's College of Maryland - 2017 East Penn 7s Champion
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - 2017 Winona 7s Champion
Banson College - 2017 Central Region 7s Champion
Susquehanna University - 2016 Lord Fairfax 7s Champion
The Claremont Colleges - 2016 Pacific 7s Champion
Franklin & Marshall College - 2016 East Penn 7s Champion
Ithaca College - 2016 Grove City 7s Champions
LSU Alexandria - 2016 Lee 7s Champion
New Mexico Highlands University - 2016 Wayne 7s Champion
Babson College - 2016 Mitchell 7s Champion
St. Mary's College
PacWest 7s - Oct. 14, 2017 - Monterey, CA
Final: California Maritime Academy 20 - The Claremont Colleges 19
California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, CA) qualifies for the National 7s Championship.
Santa Rosa 7s - Oct. 22, 2016 - Santa Rosa, CA
Final: Solano CC 31 - Sonoma State University 10
Solano Community College (Fairfield, CA) qualifies for National 7s Championship.
Elon 7s - March 4, 2017 - Elon, NC
Final: Duke University 24 - St. Mary's College 14
Duke University (Durham, NC) qualifies for National 7s Championship.
St. Mary's 7s - March 25, 2017 - St. Mary's City, MD
Final: Christendom College 27 - Franklin & Marshall College 7
Christendom College (Front Royal, VA) qualifies for National 7s Championship.
Tulane 7s - April 8, 2017 - New Orleans, LA
New Mexico Highlands University 24 - Iowa Central CC 10
New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM) qualifies for National 7s Championship.
Food Bank 7s - April 8, 2017 - Plattsburgh, NY
Colby College 22 - Babson College 20
Colby College (Waterville, ME) qualifies for National 7s Championship.
East Penn 7s - April 8-9, 2017 - Lancaster, PA
St. Mary's College 12 - Franklin & Marshall College 7
St. Mary's College (St. Mary's City, MD) qualifies for National 7s Championship.
Winona 7s - April 22, 2017 - Winona, MN
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 22 - St. John's University 14
UWSP (Stevens Point, WI) qualifies for National 7s Championship.
Central Region 7s - April 22, 2017 - Founders Field, Cheswick, PA
Babson College 21 - Susquehanna University 5
Babson College (Medford, MA) qualifies for National 7s Championship.