BEVERLY, Mass. — The Endicott club women's rugby team has been ranked No. 16 overall in the National Small College Rugby Organization's (NSCRO) Top-20 Fall Rankings, as announced earlier today.
Leading the rankings is the 2018 Women's National Champion, Wayne State College. They are followed by The Catholic University of America, Salve Regina University Minnesota State University Moorhead, and rounding out the top-5 is Lee University.
Meanwhile, Endicott (6-1) ranked ahead of the University of Chicago, York College (Penn.), Denison University, and Fordham University.
Over 100 NSCRO teams participated in league play leading to the NSCRO Women's 15s National Championships held at Life University in Marietta, GA on December 1-2, 2018. Many of the teams will now shift to playing 7s in order to qualify for the 2019 NSCRO Women's 7s National Championships.
ABOUT NATIONAL SMALL COLLEGE RUGBY ORGANIZATION (NSCRO)
Since 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to small college programs that raise the profile, image, and benefits of collegiate rugby in the eyes of school administrators.
Comprised of nearly 400 men's and women's college rugby clubs who participate in more than 30 leagues, NSCRO provides an opportunity for these programs to showcase their abilities to a broader audience with a chance at a national title and ranking. Along with recognizing club and player success on and off the field, the increased visibility NSCRO creates has led to improved school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby, and growth in financial support and alumni involvement.
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