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ESU Alumni Day May 6th


The ESU Rugby Teams will be hosting their annual Alumni Day on May 6th. Start planning now to attend. We want the numbers to keep growing each year. In the works for the day are rugby @ 11am for the women and 1pm for the men.  We should have Alumni t-shirts for sale. To end the day we will of course have the Grand Buffet at Teddy's. If you have any ideas or suggestions send them to Kevin Castner or Larry LaMaina ( larry0310@aol.com).  Check back to this site as details will be coming soon.


Homecoming Weekend!

The Warriors are set for a doubleheader this weekend. As both the Men and Women's teams are both in action and at home this Saturday. First the Women will take on Gettysburg College at 12pm. Following that  the match the Men will face Penn State-Berks at 2pm. Both matches should be entertaining and will give the home crowd something to cheer about. We look forward to seeing a huge crowd at the game. Hope to see all friends, family, and of Alumni at the Field. As usual the matches will take place at the Rugby Field.


20th Anniversary

ESU Alumni Day April 30th


The ESU Rugby Teams will be hosting their annual Alumni Day on April 30th. Here is the latest news of the weekend’s events and confirmations. Below are the details:



Dear Fellow ESU Rugby Alumni,


The day is soon approaching and we are very pleased and excited to announce the details for our April 30th, 2005 Alumni weekend.  A lot of hard work and effort has gone into the planning of the weekend’s events and we haven’t stopped adding things yet.  We hope you all can share in this momentous occasion with your college comrades.  Below is an example of how our weekend is shaping up.  Please join us in the festivities.



Friday, April 29, 2005


12 noon             Pre-golf meal, Lunch at Teddy’s

2pm                  Men’s Golf outing @ Glenbrook, $23 includes cart (Contact- Chris “Pancake” Lebendig chrislebendig@yahoo.com)

8pm ish             Welcome Party - Meet fellow Men’s & Women’s Alumni at Teddy’s



Saturday, April 30th, 2005


9 – 11am                       Breakfast at Teddy’s (Details still to be worked out)

11am                                        Women’s Rugby Match

1pm                                          Men’s Rugby Match

2:30 – 3:30 pm              Photos and fish tales on the hill of past rugby playing days

3:30 – 4pm                                Freshen up….this is a high class event!

4pm – 7 pm                  Alumni Social @ the Elk’s Reception Hall located at 260 Washington St. (Catered buffet, beer, soda, raffles, recognitions, old game tapes viewed on a large screen, and much more)



We currently have 82 names on our contact sheet and we are missing some contact information for some people such as email addresses.  Please help us get them out for April 30th.  It is going to be an event that you don’t want to miss.


Since we are getting closer to the alumni weekend we need to know who is definitely coming and with how many guest over the age of 12.  Please send an email to larry0310@aol.com with the number of people attending with you including yourself.




ESU Homecoming October 23rd


The ESU Rugby Teams will both be hosting matches that day. The women will kick it off at 11am vs the Hawks from St. Joe's. The men will then will take on Susquehanna University at 1pm. Both teams are looking for a big turnout by the alumni. Come and see the changes happening to both programs. See you on the 23rd.



ESU Alumni Day May 1st


The ESU Rugby Teams will hosting their annual Alumni Day on May 1st. Start planning now to attend. We want the numbers to keep growing each year. In the works for the day are rugby @ 1pm, Alumni t-shirts for sale and of course the Grand Buffet at Teddy's. If you have any ideas or suggestions send them to Kevin Castner or Larry LaMaina ( larry0310@aol.com).  Check back to this site as details will be coming soon.



ESU Homecoming Oct 18th


The ESU Rugby Teams welcome back all Alumni for Homecoming Oct 18th. The women take the field first when they host the Owls from Temple. The women kickoff at 11am. The men are set to host the Raiders of Shippensburg. The men will off at 1pm. We hope to see all Alumni and friends of the ESU Rugby Family at the Rugby Field this Saturday.



ESU Alumni Ray McGettigan named to the Eagles RWC Extened Squad

Eagles name extended RWC squad 7/15/03

The US Eagles on Tuesday named a 49-man preliminary squad for the 2003 Rugby World Cup tournament in Australia in October and November. A 30-strong touring squad will be finalised in early September. The long list comprises players selected for either the Eagles Test team or the American 'A' squad in 2003. Head coach Tom Billups will have an opportunity to further assess most of the players before the final squad announcement. The Eagles play three Tests in the Pan-American tournament in late August, and the USA 'A' team plays Russia on July 19. Among the preliminary squad are seven veterans of the '99 Rugby World Cup - loose forwards Dan Lyle, Dave Hodges and Shaun Paga, locks Luke Gross and Alec Parker, hooker Kirk Khasigian and scrum-half Kevin Dalzell. The list includes just two players who have not played for the Eagles in 2003 - hooker Ray McGettigan and loose forward Josh Dean.

The USA Eagles squad (preliminary):

Forwards: Erick Anderson (OMBAC), Josh Dean (Air Force), Dan Dorsey (Swansea), Oloseti Fifita (Hayward), Jurie Gouws (Santa Monica), Mark Griffin (New York Old Blue), Luke Gross (Llanelli), Dave Hodges (Llanelli), Conrad Hodgson (OMBAC), Paul Jennings (San Jose), Kirk Khasigian (Belmont Shore),Gerhard Klerck (Aspen), Scott Lawrence (Grand Rapids), Richard Liddington (Stade Français), Christian Long (Chicago Lions), Dan Lyle (Bath), Michael MacDonald (Cal), Andrew McGarry (Chicago Lions), Ray McGettigan (Belmont Shore), Chris Osentowski (Belmont Shore), Shaun Paga (Golden Gate), Alec Parker (Aspen),Aaron Satchwell (Golden Gate), Kort Schubert (Olympic), Brian Surgener (Back Bay), John Tarpoff (OMBAC), Jacob Waasdorp (Trinity), Matthew Wyatt (OMBAC).

Backs: John Buchholz (Olympic), Kain Cross (Santa Monica), Kevin Dalzell (OMBAC), Philip Eloff (Chicago Lions), Paul Emerick (University of Northern Iowa), David Fee (Chicago Lions), Riaan Hamilton (OMBAC), Mike Hercus (Belmont Shore), Jason Keyter (Rotherham), Kimball Kjar (BYU), Jone Naqica (Denver Barbarians), Cayo Nicolau (Middle Tennessee State), Doug Rowe (Denver Barbarians), Matt Schmitz (Chicago Lions), Matt Sherman (Cal), Salesi Sika (BYU), Mose Timoteo (Golden Gate), Albert Tuipulotu (San Mateo), Riaan Van Zyl (OPSB), Francois Viljoen (Washington), Link Wilfley (Rotherham).

Alumni Corporation Board Being Formed

Current ESU Rugby Alumni are in the first steps of setting up a Not-for-Profit Corporation. A 501(c)3 company. The Alumni Corp. is for the betterment of the Club. This will entail setting up an Alumni Board with set responibilities. Our main goal is to establish the club as a credile and viable team on the national level. When the corporation is set, all donations to the team will be tax-deductable. The elected Board Members will decide how the monies will be used to help the team such as equipment, travel, etc. As well as the corporation, we would also like to set up an Endowment so we can build a base and eventually use the intrest to help the team. If you would like to help in setting up the Alumni Corporation send an email to Larry LaMaina ( larry0310@aol.com). For donation info send an email to Kevin Castner (coach@esurugby.com).

Attention Alumni!

Our About the Club page is very vague so we are looking for anyone to fill in the blanks for us. We would like to have a complete history of the club from it start to present. Any Alumni with information please email Kevin Castner (coach@esurugby.com).

Recent Alumni Announcements:


- Anyone?



-Donnie Emmi '02 to Kendra Baldini


They will be married on December 20, 2005 where TBA


- Lia Polly Castner was born on June 30th 2004. This is the second child for proud parents Kevin and Juli Castner.



Send your contact information (coach@esurugby.com) to Kevin Castner
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