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KU Rugby Clubs Set for Return to Collegiate Rugby Championships

May 30, 2017

Kutztown university rugby players at CRC

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Both the Kutztown University women's and men's rugby clubs will participate in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships, June 2-4, at Talen Energy Stadium, Philadelphia.

The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is the largest gathering of men's and women's collegiate and high school rugby teams in the world and the highest profile college rugby event in the United States.  Twenty-four men's teams and 16 women's teams will compete for the collegiate championship.  Portions of the event will be broadcast on NBC and NBC Sports Network.

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2017 Collegiate Rugby Championships

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Kutztown University Women's Team
Melissa Albe, Kintnersville, Pa.
Danielle Ashway, Columbia, Pa.  
Tamlyn Cowan, Oak Ridge, N.J.
Karleigh Davila, Clifton, N.J.  
Jenelle Fuller, Voorhees, N.J.
Selena Garrett, Garnet Valley, Pa.
Aysia Grondahl, Carversville, Pa.
Claudia Janus, Sinking Spring, Pa.  
Amanda Jones, Rockaway, N.J.
Heather Luster, North Brunswick, N.J.
Hailey Malischewski, Quakertown, Pa.
Amanda Shelsky*, Parsippany, N.J.
Paige Trock, Philadelphia, Pa.
*Alternate Player 

Kutztown University Men's Team
Brandon Boon*, Unionville, Pa.
Maxim Bennett*, Charlotte, N.C.
Jackson Clark, Greenville, S.C.
Jason DeNofa, Philadelphia, Pa.
Sam Devine, Philadelphia, Pa.
Alex Faison-Donahoe, Portland, Ore.
Aaron Gray, Washington, DC
Murphy Lill, Nassau, N. Y.
Vetekina Malafu, Kihei, Hawaii
Dmontae Noble, Falls Church, Va.
Joe O'Shields, Charlotte, N.C.
John Sage, Severn, Md. and Sioux Falls, S.D.
Angel Santiago, Warminster, Pa.
David Snead, Oxford, England
* Alternate Player  


Friday, June 2

11:10 a.m.           Kutztown Women vs. Penn State University, Academy Field 1
1:30 p.m.             Kutztown Women vs. Drexel University, Academy Field 1            
3:30 p.m.             Kutztown Women vs. University of North Carolina, Academy Field 1  

Saturday, June 3

Women's matches will depend on the results of Friday's competition. 

9:40 a.m.              Kutztown Men vs. University of South Carolina, Academy Field 1
11:20 a.m.           Kutztown Men vs. University of Tennessee, Talen Energy Stadium
2:20 p.m.             Kutztown Women vs. Lindenwood, Academy Field 1
5:57 p.m.             Kutztown Men vs. Indiana University, Talen Energy Stadium  

Sunday, June 4

10 a.m.                Kutztown Men vs. University of California, Talen Energy Field

11 a.m.                Kutztown Women vs. Bloomsburg University, Academyt Field 2

1:40 p.m.             Kutztown Women vs. Navy Women, Academy Field 1


National television coverage is scheduled as follows:

Saturday, June 3

3 - 5 p.m.            Pool Play, NBC
5 - 6 p.m.            Pool Play, NBC Sports Network  

Sunday, June 4

12:30 p.m.           "Rugby Rising," NBC Sports Network
1 - 3 p.m.            Playoff Rounds, NBC Sports Network
3 - 5 p.m.            Playoff Rounds, NBC  

Coverage schedules can change without notice.  Check local listings for further information or visit