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2012 SEASON RESULTS

WEEK 1 - Sat. Sept. 15, 2012 2:00PM
at St. Michael's College | Colchester, VT

FINAL 1 2 F
UMass Lowell 5 7 12
St. Michael's 15 5 20

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WEEK 2 - Sat. Sept. 22, 2012 2:00PM
at Providence College (#12 DII) | Waltham, MA

FINAL1 2 F
St. Michael's 0 0 0
Providence College 26 33 59

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WEEK 3 - Sat. Sept. 29, 2012 10:00AM
at St. Michael's College | Colchester, VT

FINAL1 2 F
Bryant College 20 7 27
St. Michael's 12 10 22

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WEEK 4 - Sat. Oct. 6, 2012 1:00PM
at St. Michael's College | Colchester, VT

FINAL1 2 F
Bentley 20 7 27
St. Michael's 7 22 29

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WEEK 5 - Sat. Oct. 14, 2012 3:00PM
at Merrimack College | North Andover, MA

FINAL1 2 F
Merrimack 10 5 15
St. Michael's 12 10 22

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WEEK 6 - Sat. Oct. 20, 2012 2:00PM
at Holy Cross College | Worcester, MA

FINAL1 2 F
Holy Cross 12 16 31
St. Michael's 7 7 14

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WEEK 7 - Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 10:00AM
at St. Michael's College | Colchester, VT

FINAL1 2 F
Stonehill College 10 5 15
St. Michael's 15 29 44

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WEEK 8 - Sat. Nov. 3, 2012 1:00PM
at Saint Anselm's College | Manchester, NH

FINAL1 2 F
Saint Anselms 17 21 38
St. Michael's 24 12 36

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Post Season Wrap up and Awards


St. Michael's men's RFC Post Season Awards Banquet Held

4/14/12 Colchester, VT - The post season awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 14th at Spare Time Bowling Alley. The entire team got together in the banquet area for some pizza and food and other snacks. The seniors awarded their traditional “superlatives” to all the team. Coach Ashooh recounted many highlights from the season and the prospects moving into next year. Everyone agrees that the future of the SMCRFC men’s side is bright. With an outstanding Freshmen class and many committed, disciplined upper classman leading the way, 2013 could be a very good year for SMC. But it this all depends on what we accomplish in the off season, and in particular, whether we improve basic skills, knowledge of the game, and most importantly of all, our strength and fitness.

As Coach Ashooh put it, 2012 was a real turn around year for SMC men’s rugby. Although we were 4-4, we lost 2 games by 2 points, played competitively against Nationally ranked Holy Cross and defeated a then Nationally ranked Bentley. We lost our composure at key moments, took a couple of opponents lightly and fell short in key areas of the game. Yet these are all issues that can be resolved. Overall, it was a very positive season, with lots of positive attitude and excellent play, and many returning dedicated and motivated players. Things look bright..

Coach Ashooh also spoke about how lucky we are to have both Evan Sivo and Mark Coleman as a forward’s coach and back’s coach, respectively. Not only do they bring a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the team, but they have been exceptionally selfless and generous.

There were some extra awards this year, which we hope to continue in the future. All the coaches agreed that there were some tough decisions this year. But after much consultation and email exchange, a final slate was agreed upon. There were several strong players who had a very good year and came in close in many areas. But at the end of the day, the awards were:

B-side Player of the year: Logan David Logan consistently played well in the B-side, learned the game quickly and made an impact. He stepped into several A-side matches as a sub, played hard and smart, and worked hard in practices to improve.

Rookie of the Year: Miles Code. Miles showed great athleticism, speed and agility, providing finishing speed and several specular plays. He played and practiced unselfishly and demonstrated real character on and off the pitch. Had he not injured his shoulder, his season would have been even more impressive.

Most Tried Scored: Cameron Gonzales. Cam’s excellent conditioning, intelligence and growing understanding of the game, put him in the right spot most of the time. Having excellent finishing speed and the side step of a rhumba dancer didn’t hurt him either. His great team attitude and humble demeanor meant no one actually knew he was the top try scorer.

Back of the Year: Matt Scheffler Matt showed excellent composer, discipline and both physical and mental toughness on the pitch to lead his team with dogged consistency. He was a distributor and facilitator on offence and pillar on defense; a real team player.

Forward of the Year: Kevin Hanlon. Kevin played this season with tenacity, toughness and coachability. Every time the coaches asked a question of his play, he responded. Tackle lower! He lowered his tackles; Ruck lower and don’t lose your feet! He rucked lower and moved his feet. Move the ball! He moved the ball. His work rate was high all 80 minutes.

Coaches Award: Chris Jacobs. For four years, Chris has been a dedicated member of this team, always finding ways to contribute in somehow to moving the team forward. As the forwards captain, Chris showed real leadership off (and on) the field. He (and President Kevin Cote) managed club affairs extremely well and really was central to turning this team around with a positive, smooth and well managed season.

Most Valuable Player: Joe Scuderi.This is the first time a Freshmen has won this, really testing the traditions. But, if we are going to award MVP to the player that is most valuable to the team, Joe had to be the choice. Joe was an anchor for our troubled scrum, a work horse for 80 minutes each game (plus the occasional B-side half), an inspirational tackler and tackle-buster, a selfless team player who would do whatever was asked, and fun at practice, to boot. Joe has raised the bar for this team.

Overall, it was a good developmental season, with lots of accomplishments to be proud of, and good omens for next year. If this team can keep it up throughout the spring and summer, next fall will be something special.