History of the Club: Loyola Rugby recently celebrated its 40th anniversary in the fall of 2016. We were originally founded by a few students who had known of the game, and supported by a local Men’s Club. Since that time, Loyola Rugby has been a strong successful program, regionally and nationally.
We currently are part of the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO). In the 2017/2018 season, Loyola played their way into the Final Four.
Facilities: The Loyola University Maryland Men’s club plays on a state of the art turf pitch located in the Ridley Athletic Complex. Lugano pitch is a permanently lined regulation pitch with regulation rugby goal posts. With the help of our alumni, the Lugano family raised 1 million dollars to build, dedicate and maintain the pitch in the honor of Rugby Collegiate All American Sean Lugano, who perished in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
In addition to the state of the art pitch, we have full access to home and visitor locker rooms and have permanent lights for night games. We also have a dedicated trainer at practice and at home games.
What makes us different? One of the biggest things that sets Loyola apart from other Universities is the strong support from our Alumni group, the Society of Loyola Old Boys, or SLOB. Rugby is the largest and most active affinity group at the University, including NCAA sports. SLOB formally organized in late 2013 as a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit in order to provide scholarships and material support to the club. In addition to the direct support, the alumni organization also provides a post graduate networking organization and assistance with job placement. We are in year 3 of an ongoing capital funding effort that has enabled us to offer freshman scholarships to up to three High School Seniors who plan to attend Loyola next year.
How to apply? Please click to complete our 2019 SLOB Scholarship Application.
We welcome the chance to answer any questions you may have and would love to see you playing for Loyola on Lugano Pitch next year. Please address interest and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.