Middlebury College Rugby Club
|Full name||The Middlebury College Rugby Club|
|Union||New England Rugby Football Union|
|Ground(s)||The Rugby Pitch|
|Coach(es)||John Phillips, Ben Wells|
|League(s)||Collegiate Division I-AA|
Middlebury College Rugby Club is the Division I-AA rugby union team of Middlebury College, located in Middlebury, Vermont. Also known as The MCRC, the club competes in the New England Rugby Football Union.
Coaches : John Phillips, Pete Sickle
Co-Captain : Jake Feury '16.5
Co-Captain : Kyle Dickey
President : Aaron Yappert '16
Treasurer : Jessy Jimenez '16
D II National Champions
On May 5, 2007, MCRC beat Arkansas State 38-22 to win the Division II National Championship for the first time in club history. MCRC won the National Championship again in 2009, beating University of Wisconsin 27-11 and finishing the season undefeated.
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East Coast Rugby Conference Division 1-AA Champions: 2012, 2013
National Division II Champions: 2007,2009
NERFU Division II Champions: 2001,2002,2003,2005,2006,2007,2008
Northeast Territorial Division II Champions: 2001,2002,2008
"The Blue" originated in the spring of 2008 under coaches Kevin O'Brien and John Phillips. It is a recognition of players that have played a minimum of 5 regular season or playoff games for the MCRC. Members of The Blue are responsible for nominating the team's captains for the following season and receive their jersey upon graduation.
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