University of Maryland
The University of Maryland Terrapins were ACRL league champs in 2011 (the league’s inaugural season) and 2012, when they defeated archival Clemson for the title. Last year, the Terps went 5-1 in the fall, finishing second only to the unbeaten Clemson Tigers.
Maryland raised its profile considerably in 2012 with wins over Penn State and Oklahoma at the Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia. In 2014, the team notched wins over Drexel, Temple, Ohio State and Northeastern to capture the Plate at the CRC.
Maryland has been coached by school alum Jeff Soeken since 1999.