ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., March 16, 2017 — The university’s men’s and women’s rugby teams began a 40-day fundraising event earlier today, aiming to maintain the teams’ longtime tradition at St. Bonaventure.
St. Bonaventure rugby players Eamonn Matthews and Jaret Williamson were selected to participate in the AIG Men’s Junior All-American Evaluation Camp this past weekend. Starting on Dec. 2, Matthews and Williamson travelled to Life University in Atlanta, Georgia alongside fifty-eight other athletes. In order to qualify for the U20 national team, players have to be under twenty-years old and exhibit outstanding rugby skills and efforts.
D1A Rugby released their Rugby East All-Conference teams, assembling a notable group of players including four from St. Bonaventure. Sophomore prop Kyle Ciquera and freshman center Jaret Williamson made the first team, while senior prop Luis Carpio and sophomore fly half Christian Artuso made the second side.
Luis Carpio, a senior prop on the St. Bonaventure men’s rugby team, has played his final Fall 15s game for the Bonnies. The Bronx, New York native and political science major has been a respected player and has made some memorable contributions to the team throughout the duration of his collegiate career.
The St. Bonaventure men’s rugby team concludes this season’s conference schedule when they play Iona College at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 5 in New Rochelle, NY. Follow @sburugby on Twitter for live match updates.
The St. Bonaventure men’s rugby team will travel to Delaware today, Saturday, Oct. 29 to play against the University of Delaware in their second to last game of the season. The match will kick off at 12 p.m. Follow @sburugby on Twitter for live updates.
Jaret Williamson, a freshman center for the men’s rugby team, has been a valuable addition to the Bonnies this season. The biology major from Olmstead Falls, Ohio has made big plays as a key member of the starting backline, win or lose.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Last week’s game against West Virginia felt like a must-win for St. Bonaventure considering it entered the game against the Mountaineers in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Desperately wanting to get back into the win column, the Bonnies put together a clinical 80-minute performance and no player played better in the 70-22 win than D1A Rugby Player of the Week Christian Artuso.