Claremont Colleges Rugby Closes Out Successful 2018 Season

Claremont Colleges Rugby Closes Out Successful 2018 Season
CLAREMONT, CA. - 2018 marked a successful year for the Claremont Colleges Rugby team as the Men's (Lions) and Women's (Foxes) teams placed high in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO). Several Pitzer students shone during the season as Dana Alimena ('19) of the Foxes was selected by NSCRO to be on the Select 7s team while Abraham Asante ('20) was nominated for the Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award. 
 
Summary of Women's 15s Season:

The Claremont Foxes went undefeated during the regular season and won the Gold Coast Conference Intercollegiate Rugby (GCCIR) league title. They won the USA Rugby D2 West Regional Spring Championship and were the D2 Spring National Runner-Up.

Summary of Women's 7s Season: 

The Foxes won the NSCRO West Regional Qualifier and qualified for the NSCRO 7s National Championships. Due to their 15s playoff schedule the team chose not to attend the 7s National Championship.

Dana Alimena ('19) was selected by NSCRO to be on the NSCRO Select 7s team which came in 4th place in the College Rugby Championships June 1-3 in Philadelphia.

Summary of Men's 15s Season:

The Lions went undefeated in league play, winning the GCCIR Division IA league title. They won the NSCRO Pac-West Regional Championship and were the 2017-18 NSCRO National Runner-Up.

They were invited to play in the Cal Invitational and competed against Army and UCLA. 

Summary of Men's 7s Season: 

The Claremont Lions finished 9-1 in the regular season, coming in 2nd at the Monterey Bay National Qualifier and 1st in the Elon National Qualifier. They then went 5-0 at the NSCRO 7s National Championships, beating Salve Regina by a score of 17-0 in the National Championship game.
Abraham Asante ('20) was nominated for the Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award (Release)