April 24, 2018—For the second year in a row, Life University (LIFE) will host the USA Rugby Men’s D1A National Semi-Finals at Lupo Family Field this Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. EST. For the seventh year in a row, the Life University Varsity Men’s Rugby squad will be competing in the Semi-Final, and they will be looking to advance to their sixth consecutive D1A National Championship. Life University will face off with Penn State University for the right to travel to Santa Clara, California, hosted by Santa Clara University, on May 5, 2018 for the Championship. They will play the winner of the other Semi-Final match between Lindenwood University and the University of California, Berkeley.
“We are honored to host one of two USA Rugby D1A Semi-Finals,” says Head Men’s Rugby Coach Colton Cariaga. “First and foremost, it is a testament to the support from our University administration, alumni and friends who have provided us with world class facilities. Without their leadership, continued investment and belief in us, this would not be possible. Secondly, we are grateful for the work the D1A leadership team, led by commissioner Kevin Battle, has done to ensure collegiate rugby is on air in as many homes as possible and as often as possible. Great strides continue to be made on that end. The competition among D1A member institutions and the commitment to the overall growth of the game continues to build, and we look forward to putting on an excellent event.”
Tickets for the national semi-final can be purchased at the gate or in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-collegiate-division-1-a-rugby-first-semi-final-game-tickets-44388964588.
Source: LIFE University