The above photo features (from L to R): Leanne Action, Penn Mutual Assistant VP; Nathan "Gator" Adams (The Claremont Colleges), Ivan Messi (St. Mary's College of Maryland), Ke'Von Williams (New Mexico Highlands University), Chris Warden (Susquehanna University), Steve Cohen, NSCRO President
Championship report posted at http://www.rugbytoday.com/college/christendom-college-claims-nscro-7s-title
The 2016 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.
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 (near Philadelphia). There are 8 Qualifier 7s tournaments leading to the 2017 National Small College Rugby 7s Championship.
2016-17 NSCRO 7s QTs (as of January 15, 2017)
October 22 - Santa Rosa JC in Santa Rosa, CA. Contact is Steve Wren at WrenRugby3@comcast.net
March 4 - Elon 7s hosted by Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. Contact is Ryan Bays at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 25 - St. Mary's 7s hosted by St. Mary's College in St. Mary's City, Maryland. Contact is Ivan Messi at email@example.com
April 8 - East Penn 7s hosted by Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Contact is Jon Niles at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 8 - Foodbank 7s hosted by Plattsburgh State University in Plattsburgh, NY. Contact is Max Marie at email@example.com
April 22 - Winona 7s hosted Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. Contact is Ryan Vargas at RVargas12@winona.edu
April 22 - Grove City 7s hosted by Grove City College & the Pittsburgh Harlequins RFC at Founders Field near Pittsburgh, PA. Contact is Geoff Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the current 7s rules, regs and forms.
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
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.
Lord Fairfax 7s - Middletown, VA
Final: Susquehanna University 20 - Lafayette College 19
Susquehanna (Selinsgrove, PA) qualifies for National 7s Championship
Pacific 7s - Stockton, CA
Final: The Claremont Colleges 31- University of the Pacific 12
Claremont (Claremont, CA) qualifies for National 7s Championship
East Penn 7s - Lancaster, PA
Franklin & Marshall College 14 - St. Mary's College 5
F&M qualifies for National 7s Championship
Grove City 7s - Founders Field, Cheswick, PA
Ithaca College 36 - SUNY Plattsburgh 29
Ithaca qualifies for National 7s Championship
Lee 7s - Chattanooga, TN
LSU Alexandria 17 - North Alabama 12
LSUA qualifies for National 7s Championship
Wayne 7s - Wayne, NE
New Mexico Highlands 38 - Wisconsin-Parkside 12
NMHU qualifies for National 7s Championship
Mitchell 7s - New London, CT
Babson 31 - Lafayette 22
Babson qualifies for National 7s Championship