OPENING WEEKEND MEN'S ALL- D1 COLLEGE RANKINGS | ALEX GOFF
This year, we start, though, with a ranking of everyone to give you some perspective and a starting point. The top three teams in our all-DI ranking for the Opening Weekend play 15s only in the spring, so we won't be including them anymore until the New Year. Likewise, Life University, which has just one varsity game in the fall, will be not in the fall rsnkings. Same goes for #8 Central Washington, and #9 Utah.
Cooper Maloney, who captained our Gaels the last two seasons, is on the College All-American squad that will compete in this weekend’s Serevi 7s Tournament at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. You can read all about the team and note the website for some streaming of matches at the link below.
Other former and current Gael Ruggers seeing action this weekend in Ireland, playing for San Francisco Golden Gate’s Sevens team include SMC Alums Bubba Jones and Tim Maupin, and current player Kevin O’Connor. They’ll be in Limerick for an annual World 7’s Tournament for Men’s Clubs.
Congratulations to our Men's Rugby Team for being recognized by Contra Costa County for all their accomplishments and for their back to back 2014 and 2015 National Championship Titles.
MENS COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN LISTS ANNOUNCED
BIG CONGRATS to Dylan Audsley, Cooper Maloney, Kingsley McGowan, Mike O'Neil , Dino Waldren for receiving FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICAN HONORS and Ryan Pratt and Holden Youngert for receiving SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICAN HONORS!!! And again Kingsley McGowan for receiving FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICAN SEVENS!!!
The Men's Rugby team defeated Life University in the D1A Championship Game 30-24. Dylan Audsley lead the way with 20 of the 30 points and was awarded MVP. Great job!
TIME RUNS OUT ON LIFE AS GAELS REPEAT
For the last three years, the D1A National Championship has came down to the same two teams, No. 3 Life University and No. 4 Saint Mary’s College of California. The Running Eagles won the 2013 edition, 16-14, and SMC took last year’s game, 21-6. The 2015 match at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta would not disappoint, as the game came down to the last play with the Gaels winning their second-straight title beating Life, 30-24.
SMC RUGBY WINS SECOND STRAIGHT NATIONAL TITLE
Saint Mary's College returned to the Division 1A Rugby National Championship with one goal-to win a second title. The Gaels defeated Life University (Marietta, Ga.) 30-24 for the second year in a row to take a second straight title on May 9. It was the third year in a row they played the Running Eagles in the 1A National Championship game.
ESPN 3 TO AIR D1A RUGBY FINAL LIVE
The D1A Rugby Final at the 2015 USA Rugby College 15s National Championships will be broadcast live on ESPN3 as part of a three-year deal with the ESPN family of networks. The National Championships are being held at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University Saturday, May 9.
GAELS TO MEET LIFE IN D1A FINAL AFTER BEATING DAVENPORT
MORAGA, Calif. – Saint Mary’s College will have an opportunity to win a second consecutive D1A Rugby National Championship after disposing of the Mid-South’s Davenport University, 48-32.
GAELS DEFEAT DAVENPORT TO ADVANCE TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW
By: Christian Portillio
GAELS DEFEAT UTAH 72-26 TO ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS
By: Christian Portillio
TOP FOUR-RANKED TEAMS REACH NATIONAL SEMIFINALS
“Saint Mary’s quest for a back-to-back National Championship will roll onto the Semifinals. The Gaels won its rubber match with Utah, and did so easily – 72-26.”