USA announces location for College and HS Championships

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2010

USA Rugby Announces its 2010 College, High School National Championship Details

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby has officially announced the details of its 2010 Collegiate and High School National Championship events.

“USA Rugby is very excited to kick off this National Championship season and both of these tournaments, in particular, do so much to raise the profile of rugby in the U.S.,” USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville said. “These events feature the best of the best among our younger players and the improved quality of competition proves that the future of our sport is increasingly bright.”

The championship season will once again kick off with the USA Rugby Collegiate Playoffs on April 16-18. The Men’s Division I Collegiate Playoffs will be held in two locations this year, both located on college campuses, something that has been well-received by both the teams and the fans.

Pools A and C will compete at the University of California – Santa Barbara, while Pools B and D will face off at Life University in Atlanta. The Women’s Division I playoffs will also be split, with half of the competition held at UC-Santa Barbara, while the other half is at Seminole Soccer Complex in Sanford, Fla.

All of the Men’s and Women’s Division II playoffs will also be held at the Seminole Soccer Complex, making for a total of 40 matches taking place in Sanford, Fla., over that weekend in mid-April.

Following the playoffs, the nation’s top men’s and women’s collegiate teams will be narrowed down and will once again take the field at Steuber Rugby Stadium at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. for the USA Rugby Collegiate Championships on April 30-May 1.

USA Rugby will then turn its focus to its High School and Under-19 National Championships, which has moved locations since 2009. The 2010 USA Rugby Boy’s High School, and Boy’s and Girl’s U-19 National Championships will now be held at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on May 21-23.

Although a few of the remaining Championship Series locations have been confirmed, many are still not finalized. The remaining dates/locations for the specific events are listed below.

For more information on the National Championship Series, please visit www.usarugby.org/goto/Championships or contact Lindsay Tiernan at ltiernan@usarugby.org.

USA Rugby National Championship Dates/Locations for 2010

April 16-18
College: Men & Women’s Division I and II Playoffs:
April 16-17 – Men’s DI Pools A and C – UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
April 17-18 – Women’s DI Pools B and D – UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
April 17-18 – Men’s DI Pools B and D – Life University, Atlanta, Ga.
April 17-18 – Women’s DI Pools A and C – Seminole Soccer Complex, Sanford, Fla.
April 17-18 – Men’s and Women’s DII Pools – Seminole Complex, Sanford, Fla.

April 30-May 1
College: Men’s & Women’s Division I and II Championships, Steuber Rugby Stadium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

May 21-23
High School/ U19: Championships – Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah

May 22-23
Club: Men’s Division I, II & III Playoffs – East location: Columbia, S.C. / West location: Austin, Texas

May 28 & 30
All Star: Women’s 15’s Championships (8 teams – one location)

June 5-6
Club: Men’s Division I, II & III Championships, Infinity Park, Glendale, Colo.

June 10 & 12
All Star: Men’s Collegiate Championships, Infinity Park, Glendale, Colo.

June 11 & 13
All Star: Women’s Under 23 Championship (8 teams – one location)

August 14-15
Sevens: Men’s Club Sevens Championships, Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif.

August 28 & 29
Sevens: Men’s and Women’s all Star 7’s championships (16 teams – one location)

October 30-31
Club: Women’s Division I Playoffs (Round of 16 – one location)

November 12 & 14
Club: Women’s Division I Championship (8 teams – one location)

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