After an impressive season, the Crusader Rugby Team came together to celebrate at the 2019 Rugby Convocation. The Rugby team, coached under the direction of Mr. Gary Giepert ‘80, successfully advanced all the way to the Rugby State Finals against the NOLA Barbarians. The Crusaders placed 3rd in the State tournament with a final score of 42-24. Congratulations to members of the Crusader rugby team for their hard work and dedication on the field!
The following athletes were recognized and awarded at the convocation:
Golden Hammer: Justin Marcia '19
Captains: Brendan Scripter '19 and Jonathan Cohn '19
Most Valuable Players: Brendan Scripter '19 and Jonathan Cohn '19
James DeBrueys ’06 Award: Dylan Binder '19 and Vance Robin '19
Most Valuable Back: Drew Flynn '19
Most Valuable Forward: Chase Clement '19
Most Valuable Back for 9th Grade: Tyler Anclade '22
Most Valuable Forward for 9th Grade: Gage Usey '22
Most Improved Back: Jackson Tramuta '19
Most Improved Forward: Sam Vallejos '21
Thanks to Coach Giepert and his assistant coaches who have voluntarily dedicated their time and talents to the Crusader Rugby Team for many years! In addition, thanks to Mr. Ed Merritt, Brother Martin Rugby Moderator, for making sure that all of the ‘behind the scenes’ details are covered.