2016-17 Deep South News

2016-17 Deep South Rugby Articles

8/31/17  Pete Maud Died (1938-2017)

Pete was a major influence on the development of rugby in Louisiana and the Deep South.

Link to his history of Deep South Rugby:

Maud’s History – Part 1 – Tulane’s Beginning

8/5/17 USA Rugby National Collegiate Academic Honor Roll

The following rugby players in the Deep South Region made the 2016-17 USA Rugby Collegiate Honor Roll for maintaining 3.5 grade point average.

Katie Noriego             Junior                  Univ. of Alabama

Jade Barkett             Junior                    Univ. of Alabama

Carrie Kukelhan      Sophomore           Univ. of Alabama

Lily Wissinger          Junior                    Tulane

Elena Garides           Senior                    Tulane

Hannah Hoover       Junior                     Tulane

Gwendoyln Leifor   Sophomore             Tulane

Caroline Scott           Sophomore             Tulane

Trista Peronard        Junior                      Tulane

7/29/17 FLO Rugby Website 2017-18 High School Hot List

The following Louisiana high school rugby players were selected to the list:

Props: Justin Livaudais (NOLA Barbarians),  Kieran Webb (Bayou Hurricanes), Nick Gauthe (Jesuit)

Hooker: Reece Guidry (Bayou Hurricanes)                                                            

Flanker: Charles Lobrano (Jesuit)

Scrum Half: Josh Cashio (Jesuit)

Fly Half: Case Ellis  (Jesuit)

Center: James Williams (Bayou Hurricanes), Logan Neill (Brother Martin), Matt Palmer (Jesuit)

Wing: Gabriel Cardenas (Bayou Hurricanes)

Fullback: Drake Roethele (NOLA Barbarians), Jack Gab (Jesuit)

7/29/17 Rugby Americas North Championship in Georgetown, Guyana

David Coleman (Birmingham) selected to play in championship match for USA Rugby South Panthers vs Guyana for championship. USA Siuth Panthers win championship 23-19.

7/22/17 Southern 7s Atlanta

NOLA as the True South champions in Pool B with Charlotte, Boca Raton, & Optimus in competition to qualify for national championship  held August 12-13.

NOLA results in tournament:

NOLA 14  21 Optimus

NOLA 14  7   Boca Raton

NOLA 14  19 Charlotte

Charlotte and Optimus went through to the semi-finals. They both won those matches. Charlotte defeated Optimus 24-5 in the final.

7/19/17 2016-17 Collegiate All Americans

Honorable Mention

Lukem Beaumont – LSU

Kadis Simmons – LSU – Alexandria

5/27/17 South Panthers Fall 36-29 to Mexico

Saade Bou-Mikael (NOLA) and David Coleman (Birmingham) were part of USA Rugby South’s side that traveled to Puebla, Mexico, in the 36-29 losing effort vs. Mexico in the Rugby America’s North Championship.

5/14/17 South Panthers Defeat Cayman Islands

David Coleman and Zach Blalock (Birmingham) and Saade Bou-Mikael (NOLA) were part of the USA Rugby South Panthers 39-5 victory over Cayman Islands in the Rugby America’s North Championship.

5/9/17 NOLA to Have Pro Rugby Team

New Orleans joined Glendale, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City as cities planning to host a professional rugby team in 2018. New Orleans entered talks to partner with the professional French club Clermont-Auvergne in the professional team venture.

4/29/17 Jesuit Captures 10th State Title

Jesuit defeated the Bayou Hurricanes to win its 10th Louisiana high school championship. The NOLA Barbarians took 3rd plac with their win over Brother Martin Crusaders.


04/23/17 Chattanooga Edges Birmingham for Div. 2 True South Championship

Birmingham defeated Knoxville 28-25 in the semi-final. In the final Chatanooga squeezed past Birmngham 26-25.

(5/6/17 Chatanooga loses to Miami Tridents 74-14 in South D-2 Championship. Miami would lose to Charlotte Rugby 34-33. Charlotte would lose to the Detroit Tradesmen who would lose to Life who would defeat St Louis Bombers in the Final.

Montgomery defeated Mobile to claim the Div. 3 True South Championship. Montgomery would lose 36-24 to Southern Pines who would cruise past Gainesville 44-5, and defeat Saratoga before losing to Bremer County Bucks in semi-finals. Bremer County lost to St. Louis Royals in the Final 29-19.

04/23/17 Tulane Women in Spring Div. 2 National Championship

Tulane traveled to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and defeated Grand Canyon University 22-20 in the semi-final in their attempt to retain their 2016 national championship. The final was a rematch of the South Independent Conference championship. Kennesaw State ended up edging Tulane 21-15 for the title of spring champion.

(5/6/17 fall champion Davenport crushes Kennesaw State 71-5)

04/02/17 Deep South College Conference Champs

LSU fell to Baylor 25-22 in the Red River championship match.

LSU-Alexandria captured NSCRO Mid-Atlantic South Region championship with a 26-15 victory over Loyola.

(LSU-Alexandria ends up 4th in NSCRO losing to Xavier University 32-19. Claremont claimed the title with 65-0 win over Tufts.)

02/10/17 Tulane to Host NSCRO Qualifying Tournie

On April 8th Tulane will host a National Small College Rugby Organization qualifying tournament. This is NSCRO’s fifth year holding its championship tournament alongside the ‘larger’ school CRC 7s tournament which receives national television coverage. The championship tournaments will be June 3-4, 2017, near Philadelphia.

12/20/16 NSCRO Top 50 Fall 2016

From what was once Deep South region the following university rugby sides playing among the 185 colleges in the National Small College Rugby Organization made the top 50 for fall season 2016.

#26 LSU-Alexandria

#34 Tulane University

#35 Loyola University

#40 University of North Alabama

12/05/16 Alabama’s Depperschmidt SCRC Player of the Year

Ross Depperschmidt has been named 2016 SCRC Player of the Year. This award is voted on by coaches and delegates of conference teams. Ross is a senior and captain of Alabama. He played center. Max Dodds of Ole Miss (flyhalf) was a finalist.

12/03/16 Birmingham Represented in USA Rugby South Panther Squad

Birmingham players Brendan Smith, David Coleman, and Zach Blalock were selected to be part of the USA Rugby South Panther squad that played the Capitol Rugby Union in Richmond, Virginia, on December 3rd.

11/24/16 Alabama Wins SCRC Championship

Alabama defeated Tennessee 12-8 to capture the Southeastern College Rugby Conference (SCRC) 2016 Championship. The match was played at Life University in Marietta, Georgia.

The following was the Uiversity of Alabama’s team:

1. Tyler Pollock / TJ Patterson
2. Pat Feimer
3. Shawn Dawley
4. Bobby Collins
5. Jackson Moss / Ian McDonald
6. Heath Ross
7. Connor Ray
8. Christian Abbatiello
9. James Puente
10. Jgnacio Guisasola
11. Andres Kallas / Brett Walsh
12. Ross Depperschmidt (c)
13. Taylor Carpenter
14. Caleb Strum
15. Tyler Hsin

10/27/16 USA Rugby South Panthers Squad to Face Life University

The following players from the Deep South Region were part of the USA Rugby South squad picked to play 2 matches against Life University on Nov. 6th.

Adam Hicks Birmingham
Brendan Smith Birmingham
Cameron Falcon New Orleans
David Coleman Birmingham
Robert Smith Birmingham
Saade Bou-Mikael New Orleans
Zach Blalock Birmingham

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