Middlebury College Rugby Club

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Middlebury College Panthers
Full name The Middlebury College Rugby Club
Union New England Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) The Blue
Founded 1972
Ground(s) The Rugby Pitch
President Dusty Attwood-Dupont
Coach(es) John Phillips, Ben Wells
League(s) Collegiate Division I-AA
Official website
[[1] go.middlebury.edu/rugby]]

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[edit]

On May 5, 2007, MCRC beat Arkansas State 38-22 to win the Division II National Championship for the first time in club history.[1] MCRC won the National Championship again in 2009, beating University of Wisconsin 27-11 and finishing the season undefeated.[2]



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"[edit]

"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.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Middlebury Still Dancing". eRugbyNews. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Middlebury Ends Perfect Season Perfectly". eRugbyNews. Retrieved 2009-06-16.