Thursday, February 9, 2012
*The Matthew Dungan Memorial Scholarship honors the life and legacy of former Kenmore West rugby player Matt "Duncan" Dungan. Matt, a 2009 graduate of Kenmore West High School, was a sophomore rugby player at St. Bonaventure University when he died unexpectedly from natural causes on January 23, 2011. The Matthew Dungan Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a rugby player at Kenmore West who plans to attend St. Bonaventure.
The team has been attending fitness sessions since the day they returned from Christmas break. Although some guys like Brussard ate too many cookies over break, they have been working hard to reach the top levels of fitness needed to be an elite Division 1 team. The fitness sessions have been broken down by the different positions. So, all of the front rows work together, all of the second rowers work together, all of the loose forwards work together, etc. The fitness sessions include position-specific workouts. For example, the front rowers have been working on strengthening their core and overall fitness so they can be a more mobile, and effective front row. Starting next Monday, the team will begin full team practices. Five hours a week of full team practices along with the fitness sessions, the team should be ready to go on tour at the end of February and play their best rugby. W.I.N.
The team has taken on a new motto this spring season. What's Important Now? Or shortened, W.I.N. We take every day as an opportunity to get better. As a team, we have taken on the responsibility to get better in one aspect each and every single day. Although this speaks mainly to rugby, such as getting a stronger core so we can be more efficient in rucks, but we are also trying to get better as young men each day. If you follow us on twitter (@sburugby) , you will see that we will continue to tweet including the trend #W.I.N. Because, every single day, we will have to realize what is important now and strive to become better.
Monday, February 6, 2012
The St. Bonaventure Men's Rugby team returned to campus January 16th, 2012 with their heads high and ready for more action. The team finished the Fall Season 7-1 overall in their conference and are now headed to playoffs in the spring. They will start off the season with a spring break tour of exhibition matches. They will travel to Maryland where they will play Maryland and Temple the first weekend. The following weekend, they will travel to West Virginia where they will play matches against West Virginia and Shippensburg. If the team can win the Empire Conference playoffs set to play in March, they will play Shippensburg in the first round of the USA Rugby Division 1 Collegiate National Playoffs. Fitness sessions have been started and outside practices have already started due to great, unexpected weather. Stay tuned for more on the SBURFC 2012 season. Also follow @sburugby on Twitter for more behind the scenes.