The end to the 2013-2014 rugby season once again exhibited the depth and breadth of the Dartmouth Rugby and its perpetual ability to craft dynamic players and distinguished scholars. 2014 saw a strong showing of DRFC players receiving honors of numerous accounts ranging from extensive Dartmouth presence in All-Ivy Selections and recently named Academic All-Americans to the captaining of the Collegiate All-American side by Madison Hughes ’15.
Selection for the All-Ivy 1st XV was dominated by DRFC presence, with eight of the 15 starters coming from the club.
ALL IVY 1st XV
3 Rett Young '14
4 Dylan Jones '14
5 Ned Kingsley '14
7 Neil Greene '14
11 Kevin Clark '14
13 Zack Fowler '15
14 Wilson Chockley '15
15 Madison Hughes '15
Another two DRFC players were named to the All Ivy 2nd XV and six more members received honorable mentions.
All-Ivy 2nd XV:
8 Hayden Aldredge '17
10 Will Scheiman '14
All-Ivy Honorable Mention:
12 Rex Littlefield '14
14 James Sharpe '14
3 Jake Blair '14
2 Brian Flint '14
11 Tyler Morange '14
9 John Descalzi '14
Each year, USA Rugby recognizes intercollegiate scholar rugby-athletes who have demonstrated academic and athletic excellence during the 2013-14 academic year.
Candidates have met or exceeded the program criteria, which includes being a consistent starter on his/her intercollegiate rugby team and posting a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 (on scale of 4.0) or higher.
The DRFC boasted six of this years male Academic All-Americans:
Wilson Chockley Junior Economics
Brendan Cronin Junior Neuroscience
Jake Levine Junior Spanish
Peter Savarese Junior Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Will Scheiman Senior Economics
Colin Walmsley Junior Anthropology/Government
In addition to academic prowess, DRFC members Madison Hughes ’15 and Zach Fowler ’15 both represented the club on a national level with selection to the Collegiate All-American trial camp. Fowler, a football convert turned thundering power-center, attended camp with the squad before returning home with a shoulder injury; while Hughes, an international phenom for the USA Eagles on the IRB 7s circuit, was bestowed the distinguished honor of captaining the Collegiate All Americans. Led by Hughes, the Collegiate All Americans recently laid down a decisive victory over Cambridge University’s Varsity XV on Dartmouth’s very own beautiful Brophy Field in Hanover, NH.
End of Year Awards:
At the end of each season, the players and coaches of the DRFC vote to select players who they deem most crucial – on the field and off – to the success of the club. The recipients of this year’s awards are listed below.
WAYNE YOUNG AWARD
This award is bestowed upon the player deemed Most Valuable to the success of the club by members of the first XV.
Maddy Hughes ‘15
DICK LEISCHING AWARD
This award is bestowed upon the senior who was not an officer of the club, but contributed the most to the DRFC on and off the pitch.
Will Scheiman ‘14
COREY FORD AWARD
This award is given to a non-senior whose dedication and enthusiasm on the field best exemplifies the spirit of the DRFC.
Erik Warnquist ‘16
WALTER LUTKUS AWARD
This award is given to a freshman who has shown outstanding skills and a natural talent for the game of rugby.
Dawit Workie ‘17