MARC

The Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC) is a USA Rugby Men's and Women's Collegiate Division 2 rugby conference, featuring teams from Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Member teams include: Bloomsburg University Men & Women, College of New Jersey Men & Women, Drexel University Men & Women, East Stroudsburg University Men & Women, Kutztown University Women, LaSalle University Women, Lehigh University Men, Lock Haven University Men & Women, Millersville University Women, Rowan University Men, St. Joseph's University Women, Shippensburg University Women, Temple University Women, University of Delaware Women, University of Scranton Men & Women, Villanova University Men, York College Men & Women

"Committed to Rugby Excellence"

The MARC's mission is to provide the highest level intercollegiate rugby competition for its member school's student athletes, while promoting the growth of the sport in both the region and the country.

http://www.marc-rugby.org

BU Women’s Rugby always welcomes new faces to the team to learn the skills and rules of this awesome game. No experience necessary and all athletic levels welcome! In the Fall of 2014, the BU Women’s Rugby Team transferred from the EPRU to the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC).

The College of New Jersey Rugby Club was started in the Spring of 1998, and really began to compete in the fall. As an essentially first year team we went 3-3 in its first season, along with winning the Plate Cup. We went up against very strong teams such as Princeton, St. Joe's, and Montclair. On top of all of this, we developed a strong core of players who really love the game and all that it is about.

In the fall of 1998 Lisa Ripa and Danielle Gonzalez formed the Women’s Rugby Club at The College of New Jersey. The team practiced during the fall season but did not begin to participate in matches until the spring of 1999. The team was coached and assisted by a few of the players on the TCNJ Men’s Rugby Club. The club grew and expanded and began to be regularly coached by Joseph Maringola and Matt Davis, two of the players on the men’s team. The club has participated in various 7's and 15's tournaments over the past few years.

Drexel Men’s Rugby is run by students who love to play the game. We raise our money, line our field, set up our own goalposts, and organize our own socials. We also welcome anybody who wants to learn what an awesome sport rugby is.

The team has two 'sides'. The A-side is the starting 15. They are our veterans and experienced players who work hard to maintain their status on the main side. The B-side is where our newer members learn to play the game and get acclimated to the sport. But every single man who wants to play for us gets the opportunity to show what they can do.

Founded in July 1999, the Drexel University Women’s Rugby Club began as a part of the East Penn Rugby Union (EPRU). Currently, we are a Division II team playing in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference, which gives us the ability to compete for the right to advance to a Women’s Collegiate Division II Championship.

We are a Division II collegiate club playing in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC).

ESU Men's Rugby was founded in 1985 and has established a tradition of excellence both on and off the field.  The men have competed both at the Division 1 and 2 level. Winning numerous titles in both divisions. We now strive to be the best Division II team not only in the EPRU but also in the nation.

ESU Men's Rugby is committed to performing at the highest level possible. Please check out the rest of the site to learn more about us.

We are a Division II collegiate club playing in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC).

ESU Women's Rugby was founded in 1996 and has established a tradition of excellence both on and off the field.  After winning numerous titles in Division 2 and 3 the women also competed for a short time at the Division 1 level. We now strive to be the best Division II team not only in the EPRU but also in the nation.

ESU Women's Rugby is committed to performing at the highest level possible. Please check out the rest of the site to learn more about us.

Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby was established in 1972 and is one of the oldest and most successful club sports at Franklin & Marshall College. They represent the Diplomats Shield on their chest with pride both on and off the field. They play competitive seasons both in the fall and spring (15's and 7's), are serious contenders for regional, and national championships each season, and compete in the EPRU's Small College (NSCRO) league. F&M Men's Rugby has established a rich tradition of teamwork and dedication. All F&M students are welcome to come out for the team regardless of ability or size. 

The King's College RFC was formed in early 2015 by students and faculty of the college. What originally started as recreational touch rugby sessions quickly turned into more formalized and drill-oriented rugby practices. Eventually, a committed group of students voiced their interest in forming an official rugby team. The club was approved as a Recognized Member in August 2015 and began play in the Tier 2 Small College Division in the fall of 2015.

The Kutztown Women's Rugby team is a rugby club comprised of women who are students at Kutztown University. The Golden Bears, the school mascot, give competitors a reason to worry. Kutztown rugby players know their stuff and they are not afraid to get physical on the field.

The club is a member of the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference. Team colors are maroon and gold, and the team motto is: "You might be tough but we are crazy," as uttered by rugby player Sandi Carretero, a former team Match Secretary.

Rugby is a club sport at Lafayette and has been around since 1970, when coaching legend Emil Signes led the team. Five years ago the program was disjointed without a formal coach, commitment or structure. Current Allentown Blues High School Rugby coach Dan Benedict who started the Blues youth program over 12 years ago, joined the program and instilled a level of discipline unknown to previous teams.

The LaSalle University Men’s Rugby Club competes in the Small College Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union.  It encourages its student athletes to excel both on the field and in the classroom while incorporating a family-oriented environment. Although from a smaller college, many LaSalle RFC alumni have gone on to compete in the USA Super League and Division 1 Men’s Clubs.

LSWR was founded in 2002 by an intrepid group of young women. Since the fall of 2004 LSWR has advanced to the EPRU playoffs every year. In 2006 LSWR came in second place in the D-IV competition, earning promotion to D-III. In 2007 we repeated the feat by finishing second in D-III, earning the right to compete in the D-II competition. 2008/2009 saw the team reach new heights, as we qualified for the D-II USA Rugby National Playoffs, finishing top 12 in the country.

The LCCC Cougars were founded in 2016 and admitted as Recognized Members in November 2016. The club has the support of the school and hopes to connect individuals throughout the school to learn a new sport.

Rugby combines the beauty of soccer with the hard-nosed, physical nature of football into one amazing game. It takes intelligence, guts, and a high level of fitness to be a rugby player. There are fifteen players to a side each position has a unique role in determining the outcome of the game.

To promote the game of Rugby to Lock Haven University students. To enhance the characteristics of the team through teamwork and community service with the Lock Haven community.

We are the Women’s Rugby Club at Millersville University, located in the heart of Lancaster County,Pennsylvania — about 1 hour west of Philadelphia. In the Fall of 2014, Millersville U Women transferred from the EPRU to MARC (Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference).

The club began as an adjunct to the Lehigh Valley RFC, playing as their B-side for the spring of 2015. Since then the club has grown and joined the EPRU as a Recognized Member in the fall 2015. In its first year, Moravian won the Tier 2 division title and moved to Tier 1 in Fall 2016. In the mid-1970's its student players helped to found the Bethlehem Hooligans RFC.

The Women's Rugby Team is a club that plays in the Small College Division of the EPRU. Some of the schools include: DeSales, F & M, Gettysburg, Juniata, Lafayette, Lehigh, Swarthmore and Ursinus. The team practices 2-3 times per week with games on Saturday mornings. The majority of the team begins with absolutely no previous experience, and we encourage anybody who is interested to give it a try! We have great coaches, who teach us the sport from scratch. Along with promoting athletic fitness, we strive for team unity and camaraderie.

The Neumann University Men's RFC was formed in the Fall of 2012.  The club has participated in both 7s and 15s competitions during the fall and spring.  Neumann University was admitted to the EPRU as a Recognized Member in April 2013. 

The team finished the 2014 fall campaign as the runner-up in the EPRU League Championship and is currently ranked 40th in the country in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO).

The Penn State- Berks Men's Rugby Football Club is a two-time EPRU Division 3 Champion and the 2010 NSCRO National Champion. The PSU-Berks campus is located just outside of Reading, PA.

The Philadelphia University Rugby Football Club, added as a Club Sport in Fall 2011, provides students of the University with the opportunity to be introduced, taught, and play rugby at the collegiate level, while bringing them into the unique brotherhood of Rugby Union Football.

The Rowan University Rugby Club is just coming off an extremely successful trip to the 2017 Ariel Re Bermuda 7s.

Saint Joseph's University's Women's Rugby team competes in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference with Divison II teams like Bloomsburg University and York College.

In Fall 2013, the Shippensburg Women's Rugby team transferred to the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference. They have been a club sport at Shippensburg University since 1983.

Susquehanna University Men's Rugby, located in Selinsgrove, PA, was the 2014 EPRU Men's Small College champion. The Susquehanna Men's Rugby Club finished the fall season ranked 8th out of 215 teams in the country by NSCRO. The club has played in the last 3 EPRU Small College Championships, in 2013, and 2012 the club finished as the EPRU Small College Runner-Up. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016,  the 7’s rugby team won one of the 8 NSCRO national championship 7’s qualifiers and played at the Penn Mutual  NSCRO National Campionships in Chester, PA.

We are the Evil Buzzard Rugby Cult. Why a buzzard? It’s a cult thing: spent with 25 of the smallest guys in the rugby league, losing only one game in the last four seasons, gaining a number one rank, and socializing with the opposing side after every game are cult things. Swat Rugby...Carry on the Tradition.

Temple University Women's Rugby Football Club (TUWRFC) was founded in 1995. The team is one of 28 sports clubs managed by Campus Recreation. Unlike intramural sports, sports clubs are competitive sports teams that play against other colleges. The women's rugby team provides an excellent opportunity for those athletes who wish to remain physically active and competitive while at Temple University.

 

 

Victory doesn't always come with previous experience or talent. Victory comes from hard work, determination, and a strong love for the game.

In the past few years, we've seen Delaware Women's Rugby soar to new heights, qualifying and playing in the finals of 2 National Championships. Our players are consistently picked for regional All-Star teams, and many go on to play for club teams after their careers at the University of Delaware.

The Norsemen were chartered and founded as a club at the University of Scranton in 1985. The Norsemen enjoyed success through the 1990s and developed a reputation as a tough and physical team. They currently compete at the Division 2 level in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference.

In 1991, a group of  players decided to follow the lead of the University of Scranton Men's Rugby team and apply to the East Penn Rugby Union as associate members. Granted full member status in 1992, the team has grown over the last 11 years.The Valkyrie is the mascot of the women's rugby team here at Scranton. The Valkyrie is one of the handmaidens of Odin, the norse god of war. The Valkyrie chooses men to die in bravery, then upon their deaths, leads them to Valhalla, the hall of heroes.

The Ursinus College Men's Rugby Club is a club team that competes in the EPRU's Small College (NSCRO) league. Their nickname is the Bearcox. The Bearcox compete against similar-sized schools in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. As a club sport, the Bearcox accept any student who wishes to be on the team. They play a regular season in the Fall and an exhibition season in the Spring, both of which consist of approximately five games.

Washington College RFC was founded in September 1990 by Seth Engel.  It began as a small club, receiving funding from the Student Govt Assn and member dues.  The club was a member of the Potomac Rugby Union, but has since transferred to the EPRU. Washington College is located in Chestertown, Maryland.

 

Wesley College, located in Dover, DE, began their men's program in the fall of 2015 and participated in the Tier 2 Small College league structure. As of Fall 2016, the team is Inactive.

Wesley College, located in Dover, DE, began both men's and women's programs in the fall of 2015. Wesley Women will begin league play in Fall 2016 in Tier 2. *Note* As of October 1, 2016, the team is Inactive.

The Widener Men’s Rugby club has had great success in recent years, making it as far as the national final four in Division 3 Club Rugby. The 2009-2010 club was undefeated in their regular season and were named the Division 3 Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union champions.

Come out and enjoy this gritty sport with our championship caliber club, and we promise you will build new friendships while learning new skills. Home games are played on Widener’s Old Main field on the Chester campus.

The York College Men's Rugby Club was Founded in 1987 by John Wallace, a member of the York White Rose Rugby Club. In recent years the team has garnered the Freedom League and EPRU Champion title.

York Women's Rugby continuously strives to be a major success as one of the finest Division 2 rugby sides in the nation. Although social events play a chief role in recruiting and participation, the main goal of York Rugby is to be not only among the elite and most competitive sides in the MARC; but to be ranked among the most premiere sides in the United States. By practicing every weekday, our dedication and perseverance set an example for other sides wanting to succeed.

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