Penn State Rugby and THON!

As many of you already know, last year #PennStateRugby began participating in #THON as an organization. For those of you not familiar with THON, it is a weekend long dance-a-thon that takes place in the Bryce Jordan Center with the goal of raising money to help fight pediatric cancer. 

Through canning trips and donations from our always generous fans and alumni, PSU Ruggers were able to contribute over $5K to the total of $13,343,517.33 raised by the University as a whole in 2014. This year we are hoping to raise even more money to continue our growth as a part of the THON family, but we need your help! If you are interested in making a donation through Penn State Rugby please follow the link below. There is certainly no expectations, but we appreciate any and all donations!

Check out these articles about PSU Rugby!

Here is a Collegian article about last match of the Fall for Men's team and a brief season summary.


The Women's Team has the 2014 High School, College, and National Team players of the year all on one team! 

Bitsy Cairns was named "2014 Women's College Player of the Year" by Goff Rugby Report. 


Tess Feury was named "2014 Girls High School Player of the Year."

Meya Bizer was named "2014 Women's National Team Player of the Year."

And the whole team was named "The Women's College Team of the Year" by This is American Rugby. 



Winter Clinic dates announced - Sign up here!


Penn State Rugby announces Winter Clinic dates

Penn State is proud to announce the dates for the 2015 High School Boys and Girls Winter Clinics. The weekends will be led by Penn State Director of Rugby, Chris Amoratis, and Women's Head Coach, Kate Daley. Supporting Chris and Kate will be the rest of the Penn State Rugby coaching staff and current players. 


"Campers will have the opportunity to interact with the current Penn State players," said Coach Daley, "and acquire an understanding of what playing rugby and studying at a university entails."

"We squeeze over 8 hours of on-field instruction into a weekend. It culminates with scrimmages," said Coach Amoratis. "There is no better way to kick off your spring season. We hold our field sessions inside Holuba Hall, an 118,000 square-foot indoor turf field. We have had 6 inches of snow on the ground and 10-degree temperatures and still have been able to hold the clinic in warmth." 

With 4 sessions of on-field instruction, lectures, video-analysis and live match-play, Penn State Rugby strives to give attendees the best, most functional rugby experience available. The Penn State staff work to share the best knowledge of the sport of rugby, as well as impart the importance of a college education. At Penn State, we believe that these are not mutually exclusive.

The Boys Clinic will be held the weekend of February 20, 2015, and the Girls Clinic will be held the weekend of February 27, 2015.

For information on the clinic and to sign up, visit:

For more information on the Penn State Rugby Programs, check out:


Contact: Chris Amoratis, Director of Rugby
              814-867-4496, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.