Different from most rugby programs the team is a varsity sport sponsored by the college in which all the rugby players strive to follow the student athlete code of behavior that strives for excellence in everything from the classroom and chapel to on the pitch. The Crusader Rugby program has enjoyed much success over its history, already one of the most popular sports on campus. The team is made up of a men from all different paths coming together for a common pursuit of excellence in the game they all love!
WIth the start of the 2014 campagn the team looks to build off the undefeated season of last year which included wins over American University and Lord Fairfax. 2nd year head Coach Theo Smith is back at the helm and excited to lead the team to further growth and success on and off the pitch. This year's schedule includes games against Catholic Univeristy, Mount St. Marys and a first ever Sheild Match against Franciscan University of Steubenville.
|2/28 Sat||vsUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County||1pm||Baltimore, MD|
|3/21 Sat||vs Mount St. Mary's||1pm||Front Royal, VA|
|3/28 Sat||Cherry Blossom Tournament||TBD||Washington, D.C.|
|4/11 Sat||Jeff Hewitt Memorial Collegiate Cup||TBD||Pittsburgh, PA|
vs Franciscan University of Steubenville
|4/25 Sat||vs Lord Fairfax C.C||1pm||Front Royal, VA|
Mr. Theo Smith - 2nd Year
Theo hails from the Northeast having grown up in the fishing world. A rugby player his whole life he travelled around Asia before attending and graduating from Franciscan University of Steubenvill. While there Theo formed incredible ties with his mates on the pitch and has been around rugby ever since. Theo joined the Crusader coaching staff for the 2013 season. Theo and his wife and two children live locally where he works as the head wine-maker at a Rappahanock Cellars. Under Theo's leadership the team posted an impressive undefeated 4-0 season last year and looks to do it again this year.