Husband, father, Marine, rugby player. Lieutenant Colonel Kevin M. Shea graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989 and was a member of the National Championship squad in the same year. Lt Col Shea cross-commissioned in the United States Marine Corps and coached at the United States Naval Academy from 2000 to 2003. He was deployed to Iraq in 2004 and on his 38th birthday, September... Read More
Blowouts populated the Rugby East landscape as the average margin victory in the five matches this weekend was 61 points. Army moved to 4-0 in the conference with a 67-12 win over St. Bonaventure on Friday and a 50-0 blanking of Buffalo. Wheeling Jesuit grabbed its second win over Iona, 44-19, and Kutztown picked up its first league win over West Virginia, 95-8. Lastly, Penn State clobbered... Read More
Blowouts and shutouts highlighted the second weekend of the Rugby East schedule as Iona, Army, and Wheeling Jesuit won by large margins. Iona welcomed Delaware back to the conference with a harsh 33-0 blanking and Army crushed West Virginia, 64-0. In its first league match, Wheeling Jesuit pummeled St. Bonaventure, 60-15. All of the clubs of the Rugby East will be in action next weekend, which... Read More
The first weekend of the 2016 Rugby East season saw a blowout and two competitive contests as Penn State, Army, and Saint Bonaventure opened the conference with victories. Penn State continued its early season success blanking West Virginia, 76-0, for its third victory in a row. After crushing Stony Brook last weekend, Army nipped Iona, 16-5, in a defensive struggle and Saint Bonaventure out-... Read More
With the Big 10 schedule set to begin in a couple of weeks, the top two teams in the conference, Indiana and Ohio State, kicked off the 2016 fall season with impressive wins. The Hoosiers blanked IUPUI, 87-0, and Ohio State blasted Cincinnati, 59-5. A total of 24 tries were scored in the two games and served as a good starter for the season. Both squads will now examine the game film and prepare... Read More
With the D1A National Collegiate Championship quarterfinal round in the Midwest and the East set for this Saturday, Davenport is at Life and Indiana hosts Lindenwood. Each team has a shot at making the Final, so competition to advance to the semifinals will be fierce.
Life made it to the Final last June and was inches from the tryline when St. Mary’s poached the ball for the win. Life is back... Read More
The quarterfinals for the D1A National Collegiate Championships are set for this Saturday and Sunday and nine of the most competitive clubs in the nation are set to clash. St. Mary’s will be looking for third championship in a row, but have the likes of Life, Lindenwood, Arizona, Utah, Indiana, Davenport, Cal Poly, and Air Force in the hunt to claim the title.
Since the Cal Poly versus Air Force... Read More
The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup is down to four and the D1A playoffs to eight. We die-hard rugby fans wish we could mesh the professionalism and exposure of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship with the inclusiveness of the D1A competition, and we’d all love to see Cal vs. Lindenwood, Central Washington vs. St. Mary’s, or Life vs. BYU. But that’s not the world in which we currently live.
It... Read More
The field for the D1A National Rugby College 15s National Championships has been set and the first round matches are scheduled for April 16th. Twelve teams were selected with top four clubs earning opening round byes for claiming their conference championships. The seeds were determined by the final USA Rugby D1A Rankings and conference championship winners.
Life and Saint Mary’s earned the top... Read More
Life continued its undefeated campaign with a 34-0 victory over Davenport. In arduous conditions due to heavy snow, the Running Eagles used a simplified game plan to notch the shut out victory.
“It was pretty tough conditions…You could hardly see the ball. It was a bit of a nightmare. It was some of the toughest conditions we have played in this year,” Life assistant coach David Gannon said.... Read More