Three years ago, Amanda Martinez SC ’20 couldn’t even fill a full women’s rugby team. Now, she can barely squeeze the Claremont Foxes’ more than 30 members on the field for practice.
The Lions claimed their second National Small Colleges Rugby Organization National Championship in the past three seasons, defeating Christendom Athletics 57-1.
Eight Stags chose to play rugby this semester, meaning they will not play football next year.
“We are advancing to Colorado with only 160 minutes of rugby standing between us and a national title,” rugby player Sean Pyn CM ’17 said. “Anytime you can say something like that, I think you have to be happy with the result.” And the Claremont Lions should be happy.