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Issued Tuesday May 26, 2020
NCR is working hard to make sure everything’s ready when play returns, including having insurance for players, coaches, and referees, competitions ready to go, and venues selected. Remember: referees are covered for free under NCR’s insurance plan. Like you, NCR is monitoring decisions from the state and federal government on reopening. Once reopening occurs NCR will be putting together a best practices summary specific to the sport of rugby and reporting on decisions from its member institutions.
For collegiate rugby, the primary source of what will be permitted along with related safety/health protocols will be driven by the school itself in concert with its state and federal guidelines. World Rugby guidelines may supplement what is mandated by university and college officials in conjunction with government standards, but they cannot supersede them.
NCR will fully respect and comply with all school decisions in this matter.
The American College Health Association has put forth a comprehensive guidance that addresses facilities, practice, personnel, emergency care and planning to assist in deciding if a college can safely bring back athletes and students to campus. This guide is an excellent resource for understanding the areas of consideration for players, administrators, and coaches, though individual institutions and athletic conferences will make the final determinations on the return to rugby as they govern practice facilities
If you have questions regarding NCR’s policy on return to play, please contact us at email@example.com.
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We are pleased to release our selections of 25 student-athletes named as Small College Men’s All-Americans and 25 Rising Stars for the 2019-20 season.
National Collegiate Rugby has over 6,500 active men’s collegiate players. Players were primarily considered based on club nominations submitted to NCR and reports from NCR scouts at our Fall playoffs.
This year’s All-Americans include seven 2019 All-Americans along with five 2019 Rising Stars rising to full All-American status plus thirteen new selections. The Rising Stars saw four players from 2019 receiving this honor again plus 21 new selections.
Small College All-Americans recipients have been determined by our selection committee to be the preeminent collegiate players within our organization. These 25 All Americans have demonstrated their skills, commitment and physical dominance that have made them stand out among their peers.
Each All-American selected player will be sent a All-American t-shirt and a gold medal in recognition of this honor, while the Rising Stars will be sent a Rising Star t-shirt and a silver medal.
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Small College All Americans class:
|2019-20 Small College All-Americans|
|Abraham Asante||Claremont Colleges|
|Justin Delcher||Loyola University Maryland|
|Vince Duhig||Christendom College|
|Ceasar Escajeda||Angelo State University|
|PJ Ernst||Franciscan University|
|Mathew Gash-Glider||Endicott College|
|Anthony Giacchi||Salve Regina University|
|Danny Giannascoli||Loyola University Maryland|
|Matthew Grundlingh||Claremont Colleges|
|Harry Holte||Salve Regina University|
|Marcus Josiger||University Wisconsin Stevens Point|
|Josh Leatherby||Franciscan University|
|Connor Lehner||Claremont Colleges|
|Patrick Newton||Christendom College|
|Mike Nita||Wiregrass Georgia Technical College|
|Dominic Odden||St. John’s University|
|Connor Pederson||Claremont Colleges|
|David Prezzia||Franciscan University|
|Chance Sears||Claremont Colleges|
|Blades Shields||Plymouth State University|
|Nick Sommer||Williams College|
|Riley Stone||Susquehanna University|
|Trevor Ulicni||Oregon Institute of Technology|
|Sean Vickery||Xavier University|
|Jeff Wood||Alfred University|
|2019-20 Small College Rising Stars|
|Will Arnold||Christendom College|
|Thomas Audino||Christendom College|
|Zack Barnes||Franciscan University|
|Declan Boldy||Xavier University|
|James Comerford||Salve Regina University|
|Danny Connors||Spring Hill College|
|Ryleigh Cornelius||Elon University|
|Alex Cortessis||CSU Maritime Academy|
|Nick Cuddeback||Christendom College|
|Keegan Echevarria||Western Oregon University|
|Dylan Ferguson||Elon University|
|John Gblah||Sonoma State University|
|Connor Gorman||Loyola University Maryland|
|Jacob Jenkins||CSU Maritime Academy|
|Owen Kennedy||Christendom College|
|Anthony McGrath||Loyola University Maryland|
|Nick Mills||University of Maine Orono|
|Zachary Nadeau||Endicott College|
|Joshua Napora||University of Nebraska Omaha|
|Sean Nolan||MiraCosta College|
|Tate Phillipson||Abilene Christian University|
|Jeremy Seow||Claremont Colleges|
|Elijah Tafao-Braganza||University of New Orleans|
|Vaughn Williams||University of Denver|
|Jonah Wolfe||CSU Maritime Academy|
National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has announced a list of twenty-five student-athletes named to the Small College Women’s All-Americans for the 2019-20 season.
The selection committee worked with coaches around the country to identify the twenty-five exceptional women who make up this annual Small College Women’s All-Americans list. This year’s list is comprised of one freshman, three sophomores, eight juniors, twelve seniors and one graduate student.
Each player will be sent a All-American t-shirt and medal in recognition of this honor.
Congratulations to the following women:
|Kylee Billings||Minnesota State University Moorhead|
|Anika Blackman||Albright College|
|Sydni Carpenter||University of Findlay|
|Zoe Cockinos||Salve Regina University|
|Alyssa Denger||Ithaca College|
|Britni Ebert||MiraCosta College|
|Anna Fleecs||Wayne State College|
|Stephanie Franz||Eckerd College|
|Heather Grabow||University of Wisconsin – Platteville|
|Cecilia Hammond||College of St. Benedict|
|Brook Hoesing||Wayne State College|
|Olivia Hull||College of St. Scholastica|
|Lauren Judkins||Lee University|
|Nicole McCardle||Endicott College|
|Tylea McCarthy-Walker||SUNY Oswego|
|Jasmyn Nash||Minnesota State University Moorhead|
|Isabelle Robinson||Wayne State College|
|Cedar Sands||Fairmont State University|
|Pam Sbarro||University of Scranton|
|Trixie Jo Schlechter||University of South Dakota|
|Grace Schreiber||Colgate University|
|Leila Shokat||Reed College|
|Emily Sion||St. Bonaventure University|
|Amanda Steffins||Angelo State University|
|Amanda Wisbeck||Endicott College|