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2017 D1A Rugby National Champions SMC 30 vs. Life 24 

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Saint Mary’s Defeats Life University 30-24 for Third National Championship in Four Years | Christian Portillo

MORAGA, CALIF. - A year after Saint Mary’s lost in the D1A National Championship to Life University 24-20 in front of their home crowd, they had the opportunity to avenge themselves on Saturday at Saint Mary’s Stadium. Not only was it a chance to make up for last year’s heartbreak, it was a chance to break the tie between the Gaels and Running Eagles over the past four title matches. Life won the championship in 2013 and 2016 while Saint Mary’s repeated in 2014 and 2015.

In order to beat Life, Saint Mary’s knew that they had to improve on their sloppy 43-7 semifinal win over Arizona. Cutting down both turnovers and penalties was a focal point in practice over the past week and defense, as always, was also heavily emphasized. With this in mind, the Gaels were aware that they would have to play close to a perfect game to overcome the undefeated Running Eagles. Click here for full article

Saint Mary's wins D1A | Alex Goff, Goff Rugby Report

Dylan Audsley scored 25 points, Holden Yungert was MVP, the ground in Moraga, Calif. shook with the vibrations of the tackles between Life and Saint Mary's, and Kevin O'Connor was superb as the Gaels held of an excellent Life team 30-24 Saturday.

The lead changed multiple times, and we attempted to describe the activities in this report (click here).

But sometimes it's about the pictures. Read full article here 

SAINT MARY’S BEATS LIFE IN CLASSIC AFFAIR, WINS THIRD D1A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP | Alex Solomon, USA RUGBY

MORAGA, Calif. – In a fifth consecutive D1A Rugby National Championship meeting between the two schools, Saint Mary’s College defended Saint Mary’s Stadium Saturday in a 30-24 defeat of Life University. Read more here.

USA Rugby D1A 7’s 2016 National Champions  
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2015-16 Men’s Collegiate All-Americans

First Team XVs All-Americans
Dino Waldren                   
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First Team XVs All-Americans & Division I First Team Sevens All-American 
Dylan Audsley                 Viliami Helu 
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Second Team XVs All-Americans
Alec Barton-Boreno
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Honorable Mention
Aaron Matthews              Holden Yungert               
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Kevin O'Connor
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Rudy Scholz Award: Player of the Year
Dylan Audsley 
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2015-16 All-Conference Team 
Dino Waldren- Front Row
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Henry Hall- Lock
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Mike Tilson- Lock
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Alec Barton- Back Row Forwards
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Kevin O'Connor- Back Row Forwards
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Chris McDonald- Scrum Half
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Mike McCarthy- Center
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Aaron Matthews- Freshmen of the Year
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Vili Helu- Forward of the Year
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Dylan Audsley- Back of the Year 
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Goff Rugby Report College Awards for the 2015-2016 Season

Player of the Year- Dylan Audsley
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Top Freshman- Aaron Matthews
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USA Rugby AIG Men's Collegiate All-American Tour to Queensland

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Viliami Helu

Alec Barton

Dylan Audsley

Kevin O'Connor

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2015 D1A Rugby National Champions
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2014 D1A Rugby National Champions
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2014 D1A All-Playoff Team for the forward positions

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Ryan Pratt                        Dino Waldren
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Flankers
Luke Sauser
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2014 D1A All-Playoff Team for the back positions

Scrum-halves
Joey Reavey
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Fly-halves
Garrett Brewer
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Centers
Kingsley McGowan
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Wings
Nick Schlobohm               Bubba Jones
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Full-backs
Cooper Maloney
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Goff Rugby Report College Awards for the 2013-2014 Season

Player of the Year- Garrett Brewer
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Gael's take 2nd in the country in the 2013 Sevens National Championships in Greensboro, NC
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2013 Battle in the Bay - Gaels come out as Champions

Gaels finished the tournament 6-0
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2011-2012 Kingsley McGowan Tours with Team USA
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