The Marist College Women’s Rugby team is a university club sport that competes with teams throughout the Tri-State area. The Marist College Women’s Rugby team enjoys a strong tradition of athletic success combined with community and campus support. The Marist College Women’s Rugby team is a member of the Tri-State Rugby Conference and competes annually with these schools: Hofstra University, Quinnipiac University, Binghamton University, Rutgers University, University at Albany, Stony Brook University, Vassar College, and SUNY New Paltz. We participate in Divison 2 of USA Rugby college rugby. We are members of the Marist College Sports Club Association. Aside from a long history of success, the Marist College Women’s Rugby team prides itself on its strong team bonds and the support of its loyal alumni and community.
Founded in 1996 by a group of student athletes, the Marist College Women’s Rugby team has a long tradition of excellence. Beginning as a part of the Metropolitan New York Division II conference, the Marist College Women’s Rugby team held four straight Divisional Championships from 1998-2001. In 2008, the team was ranked 2nd in the Northeast and earned a bid to the National Championships. That spring, the team was ranked 16th in the country. At the end of the 2009 DII Collegiate National Championships, the Marist College Women’s Rugby team was ranked 6th in the country. The fall season of 2010 was also strong, as the team went undefeated. Finishing 3rd in the division in the fall season of 2011, the team continued their success in the spring, winning the Four-Leaf Tournament held in New York City, and finishing as runners up in the Plate playoffs during the Cherry Blossom Tournament held in Washington D.C. In the fall of 2012, the Marist College Women’s Rugby team joined the Tri-State Conference, and took the #4 spot in the playoffs. The Marist College Women's Rugby team looks forward to their 2013 spring season, as well as to the future accomplishments of the team.

Prospective Players

The Marist College Women’s Rugby team accepts all interested students, of all skill and fitness levels, with any or no rugby experience. Any students interested in playing need only come out to practice and join in. We have over 30 players on the squad and everyone gets to play. We practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm-7pm, Wednesday from 11am-12pm, and Saturday from 10am-12pm at the North Field on campus. During the fall, which is our competitive season, games are on Sundays. The only equipment necessary for practice are cleats and a mouthguard (but new players are welcome with sneakers!). No level of experience is required, the majority of our starting side began playing rugby in college with no previous experience. If you have any questions, feel free to email the officers at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our fall season runs from September-November.