MIT rugby finishes fall season with 3-3 record
By Cliff Federspiel
and Marthinus Van Schoor
As the fall season comes to an end, MIT rugby is again looking back on a successful season. The team completed the season in the New England Men's Maxwell Division with a 3-3 record during a growth season in which many players were new to the game.
Wins this season included a thorough thrashing of Springfield 34-4 and Seacoast 39-4 and an exciting, close match against the Harvard Business School in which MIT won 14-9. The defeat of the Harvard Business School will guarantee that MIT will represent New England in the Graduate School Eastern Division championships next year. MIT will conclude their season at the New York seven-a-side tournament in New York City on Nov. 25.
This season Inpachelvan Vithiananthan G was named team Most Valuable Player and Safroadu Yeboah-Amankway '93 was named Rookie of the Year.
Ten teams entered the yearly MIT Rugby Club's seven-a-side intramural tournament this semester. After a lively day of matches, the Technology Policy Program's team defeated the team from the Space Engineering Research Center in the finals.
MIT rugby has begun plans for a rugby tour of Japan during spring break. Waseda University has invited MIT to come to Japan to play three games, one against Waseda, during the 10-day tour.
(Cliff Federspiel G is vice president of the MIT Rugby Football Club. Marthinius Van Schoor PhD '89 is the club's coach.)