NAVY

Navy Rugby

HISTORY

The United States Naval Academy Men’s Rugby Team, founded in 1963 is an Independent team, playing like minded academic and athletic institutions nationwide. Navy is consistently ranked among the top rugby playing Universities in the United States. Most recently Navy was one of the founding fathers of the Varsity Cup National Collegiate Championship competition.

Since its’ inception Navy Rugby has fostered the warrior spirit and ethos amongst the Midshipmen. Our players are full time students at the United States Naval Academy. The Midshipmen have established the club as one of the most dominant teams on the Yard.

Head Coach – Mike Flanagan
Coach Flanagan has been at Navy since 1991, in teat time Navy has appeared in multiple National Tournaments, including 9 Final Fours , one National Final and most recently the USNA has appeared in the past two Semi-final match ups in the Varsity Cup.

Assistant Coaches:

Forwards Coach – Jeff McCarthy (’00)
Backs Coach – Chad Newcomb
Forwards Coach – Karl King (Two Time Collegiate All American Prop)
Backs Coach – Steve Laake (Two Time Collegiate All American Fullback)
Officer Representative – LT Patrick Shannon (’09, Center)

Highlighted Players:
Woody Dewing (Sr.) – Team Capt., Prop
Marmareanu (Sr.) – Eightman, Lock
Cade Pope (Jr.) – Lock
Gardy Labon (Soph.) – Scrumhalf
Conor Mcnerney (Soph.) – Outcenter
Kevin Kirchmer (Jr.) – Flanker
Dan McCafferty (Sr.) – Hooker
CJ Burke (Soph.) – Prop

2015-16 Schedule
Dartmouth (A)
Air Force (H)
Notre Dame (A)
Univ. of Maryland (A)
Notre Dame College (Ohio)
Norfolk Blues
Dartmouth
Penn State University
UK Tour:
-British Royal Naval College (Dartmouth)
-Penygraig RFC (Wales)
-Cylvanidd RFC (Wales)
Army
Notre Dame (1st Round Varsity Cup)
Ark. State-Clemson (winner)

All Americans

PROP
George Procak (’86), Brandon Lewis(’93), Chris Cleary (’95,’96), Jeff Immel (’97), Roy Bechtold (’03), Damon Doykos (’05), Steven Schmitt (’07), Steve Terjesen (08)

HOOKER
Sean Donovan (’96)

LOCK
Shanti Holmes-McGovern(’98), Nick Kalt (’00), Blake Lindsay (’06), Chase Burge (’11)

FLANKER
Mike Bruneau (’94), Jared Allen (’95, ’96), Jim Patterson (’95),
Seamus Siefring (’13)

EIGHT-MAN
Jason Hedberg (’93, ’94), Ben Oakes (’98,’99), Tom Magnuson (’10 ), Sean Rohrs (’11), Nick Marmareanu (’15)

SCRUMHALF
Brooks Cleveland (’02), Scott Cleveland (’04) , Kevin Dewey (09)

FLYHALF
Donnie Faul (’98), Jack McAuliffe (’14, ’15)

CENTER
David Long (’86), William Mallory (’94), Rob Sinram (’96, ’97), Patrick O’Mahoney(’99), Nick Juron (’02)

WING
Jeremy Graczyk (’98,’99), Michael Sahag (’02, ’03)

FULLBACK
Todd Bruemer (’95, ’96), Ben Pittard (’04)

PHOTO CREDIT: COLLEEN MCCLOSKEY

Leave a Reply

*