URugby Sevens Virginia Beach featured 23 teams from across the country competing for the American Collegiate Rugby Championship Sevens. The two-day tournament offered an early-season opportunity for men’s and women’s college teams to play sevens rugby against elite competition in a high-profile, professional setting.
Notre Dame College were crowned MARC Conference champions at York, Pa on Saturday, defeating East Stroudsburg University 57-12 to claim their second consecutive MARC title. It was a big day all around for the Falcons, who went 5-0 and outscored their opponents 175-41.
In the final leg of a three-stop tour, the Keystone Sevens series rolled into Rutgers on April 18, where host Scarlet Knights pulled out a Plate Final win over Millersville (20-14). The Cup final was an all-Philly affair, however, as the Hawks of St. Joes defeated Temple in a close-fought match by a score of 19-14.
The Atlantic Coast Rugby League (ACRL) championship brought the schools of the ACC to the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte on April 18-19. When it was all over, the Hokies of Virginia Tech were sevens champs, defeating Clemson by a score of 26-19.
The SCRC Championship in sevens took place April 18 in Knoxville. The Tennessee Volunteers came in as the number two seed, looking to reclaim the SCRC 7's Championship, but came away with a loss in the plate final to number one seed South Carolina by a score of 19-15.
The final event of a three tournament series, the Empire Rugby Conference (ERC) Sevens came to Binghamton on April 18. In the end it was out-of-conference guest Kutztown dominating the proceedings, defeating Stony Brook 38-0 in the Cup match.
The inaugural NDC Falcons Collegiate Challenge Cup, which took place place Saturday, April 11, 2015,saw eight men's teams and four women's teams competing on two regulation synthetic surface fields at the beautiful campus of Notre Dame College.