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The MCRC would like to congratulate the class of 2011 and welcome them into the ranks of MCRC alumni. The seniors enjoyed a wonderful banquet the night before Commencement with many family and friends, followed by a lovely Vermont spring day for Commencement.

In 2008 a tradition was started by Head Coach John Phillips: “Earning your Blue.” A player earns their “Blue” by appearing in five (5) competitive A-side games over the course of the college career. The are presented with their official MCRC jersey to keep at graduation. ¬†This year 8 players received their “Blue” at the saturday banquet, and a special “Blue” was presented to Club President & Coach Darragh Hurley for his outstanding contributions to The MCRC.

Ladies and Gentlemen, your graduates:

  • Zach Bills (Cum Laude, Blue)
  • Ben Cmejla (Magna Cum Laude, Blue)
  • Andrew Durfee
  • Phil Ehrlich (Cum Laude)
  • Drew Harasimowicz (Blue)
  • Sam Harrison (Blue)
  • Mike Hodge (Cum Laude)
  • Darragh Hurley (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, MCRC President, MCRC Coach, Blue)
  • Dan Khan
  • Brendan Mahoney
  • Chris Marshall (Captain, Blue, All-American nominee)
  • Mike Pappa (Magna Cum Laude, Blue)
  • Dane Steel (Blue)
  • Chris Vandergrift (Magna Cum Laude, Blue, All-American nominee)

Please join The MCRC in congratulating Middlebury captain Brian Sirkia ’12.5 and loosie Ross Berriman ’12 on being named to Rugbymag.com’s DII All-Americans List.

Sirkia who plays both scrum-half and fly-half for Middlebury was named as scrum-half and Berriman was named in his preferred open-side flanker position.

Congratulations to all the players from across DII who were named to this list: click here for the rugbymag article.

The MCRC fall banquet took place on December 4th at the Kirk Alumni Center. As usual there were over 100 attendees: the 50 plus members of the club in suit & tie and their lovely dates, dressed to the nines, reminding us that when the boys in blue clean up they can attract the absolute cream of the crop.¬† The MCRC was also delighted to have our two advisors Mike McKenna and Professor Miguel Fernandez ’85 as well as former fullback Andrew Peters ’08.5 and second row former president Blake Hinckley ’10 in attendance.

As is tradition the following player awards were announced that evening (note that player awards cover the calendar year 2010 and the results are based on votes by members of the club):

Rookie of the Year: Allan “The Natural” Stafford ’13.5
Most Improved Player: Dusty Attwood-Dupont ’13.5
Most Valuable Player: Chris Marshall ’11

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