North Carolina State
NC State went 9-0 winning the 2016 Cardinals Collegiate Rugby Conference. The Wolfpack defeated the Northern Virginia Griffins 19-14 in a great match final.
In 2015, the Wolfpack will played UMass on Friday, Nov. 20 to kick off the 2015 ACRC Bowl Series.
NC State finished 5-2 in 2014 with a strong finish after a couple of early season losses. The team put the icing on the cake with a huge 63-7 victory over Texas State in its inaugural ACRC Bowl game.
NC State was 4-1-1 in the ACRL in fall 2015 including a big win over Maryland.
2015 Team Vitals
Head Coach: Brian Ketchem
Player Coach: Cam Jernigan
Assistant Forwards Coach: Dylan Beaver
President: Stephen Glass (Charlotte, NC)
Q&A From Head Coach, Brian Ketchem
What key games, strategies or moments on the pitch define your Fall 2015 season?
In 2015 State moved into the upper echelon of the ACRL after an upset victory over Maryland in October. The Wolfpack finished 4-1-1 in the ACRL this year with big wins over Wake Forest and North Carolina down the stretch. This consistent success has led to another ACRC Bowl invitation this year against Northeast rugby power UMass.
What characterizes your style of play?
NC State is known for smashmouth rugby with tough inside play which has been a successful strategy for the Wolfpack. Dominating the scrums and hard rucking offensively and defensively sets the tone for both sides of the ball. Tough front line play and forcing the ball inside with tight support puts up points and wears down our opponents.
Who are your standout players?
Position: Flanker, President
Greensboro, NC Position: Front Line
Town Creek, NC Position: Player Coach