Men's Rugby

About the Program
Founded in 1969, the Bowdoin Rugby Football Club has been a unique element in the Bowdoin community for over 30 years. Always characterized by strong camaraderie and teamwork, Bowdoin fields both an "A" and a "B" side ensuring all participants the opportunity to play a game every weekend during the Fall season.

The Club has a strong tradition of success, having won the New England Championship in 1991 and posting 15 winning seasons and 10 playoff appearances in the past 20 years. Bowdoin Ruggers have been selected to represent the New England Rugby Union, the Eastern Collegiate Rugby Team as well as the All-American Rugby Team. Bowdoin Rugby's head coach - Rick Scala - has been the foundation of the club's success for the past 20 years with an overall career winning percentage of more than 70%.

Bowdoin has strong connections to its loyal alumni and to the Maine Rugby community. Rugby in Maine actually started at Bowdoin when a group of Bowdoin students teamed up with faculty, including former Bowdoin President Roger Howell, and individuals from the local community to begin playing rugby at Bowdoin. The local players went on to found the Portland Rugby Club. In turn, the Portland Rugby Club has provided back to Bowdoin the head coaches of both its Men's and Women's clubs.

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The rugby team practices and plays at Pickard Field, part of Bowdoin's 35-acre athletic complex. Pickard Field is comfortably framed by the beautiful Bowdoin pines and- during the exceptional autumn season in Maine- is unquestionably one of the best places to watch a match in all of New England.

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Men's Rugby Coaching Staff

Head coach: Rick Scala

Rick Scala has been the foundation of the Bowdoin College men's rugby club for two decades, leading his charges to a winning percentage of more than 70% since his arrival. His resume includes 15 winning seasons and 10 playoffs berths, including a program-best eight victories in both 1991 and 2001.

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Men's Rugby Roster

Name Year Hometown/School
Jonathan Ackerman
Isaac Ardis
Mohammad Bader
Thomas Blaber
Sam Bowers
Aaron Cole
Jonathan Dill
Michael Eldridge
Christian Adams 09 Sedgwick, Maine
Charles Ash 09 Rockport, Maine
Jeremy Bernfeld 09 Newton, Mass.
Derek Castro 09 Gloucester, Mass.
Spencer Ho 09 San Francisco, Cali.
David Leinen 09 Painted Post, N.Y.
Daniel Mark 09 Excelsior, Minn.
Eren Munir 09 Cohasset, Mass.
Nicholas Peddle 09 Melrose, Mass.
Jeremy Ross 09 East Chatham, N.Y.
Nicholas Simon 09 Falls Church, Va.
Ethan Wolston 09 Providence, R.I.

Head Coach: Rick Scala
Team Captains: Jeremy Bernfeld, Ross Cowman, Cliff Webster, Derek Castro
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 Men's Rugby Schedule

09/15/2007,  TBAat Maine-Orono 
09/22/2007,  TBAat Maine-Farmington 
09/29/2007,  TBACOLBY 
10/06/2007,  TBAat Bates 
10/13/2007,  1:00PMNEW HAMPSHIRE 
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Men's Rugby Releases

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Men's Rugby : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001