Mitch Suzuki

Mitch Suzuki

Todd Lorell Award: Mitch Suzuki
Nominees: Tyler “Mighty Mouse” Laughlin, Alvin Wong, Brian Leung, Colten Elkin

Coach Dave Lytle MVP Award: Haico Haashoek
Nominees: Joey Krassenstein, Cameron Streeter, Nick Banks

Rookie of the Season: Colten Elkin
Nominees: Alvin Wong, Jonny Wolverton, Richie Podkowski, Mitch Suzuki

Forward Excellence: Cameron Streeter
Nominees: Colten Elkin, Nick Banks

Back Excellence: Guido Scassellati
Nominees: Austin Giles, Haico Haashoek

Brian Leung

Brian Leung

Most Improved: Brian Leung
Nominees: Luis Lopez, Chadd Dunn, Alvin Wong, Mitch Suzuki

Captain Award: Joey Krassenstein


Special Recognition Mentions:

Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart

2nd XV Player of the Season: Gordon Stewart
Nominees: Pierre Badin, Sean Standbridge, Taui Kunimoto

Coaches Pet: Duncan Chalfant
Nominees: Taui Kunimoto

Excellent Attendance:
Colten Elkin, Haico Kaashoek, Joey Krassenstein, Richie Podkowski, Cameron Streeter, Mitch Suzuki, Alvin Wong

Almost Excellent Attendance:
Marek Olivas, Brian Leung, Guido Scassellati, Steven Shi, Jonny So, Sean Standbridge, Gordon Stewart, Omar Zeitoun, Jonny Wolverton

2015 USC Rugby Letters:

  • Cameron Streeter
  • Guido Scassellati
  • Taui Kunimoto
  • Nick Banks
  • Pierre Badin

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Cameron Streeter

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Another perfect Southern California rugby day for the USC Rugby Alumni match held on the USC campus. With Coach Dave Lytle’s retirement banquet that evening, the Alumni team had extra players ready for subbing. This was going to be a long match for the USC Rugby team.

From the opening kick-off, both teams were eager to move the ball and push through the defensive line. The opening score was Joey Krassenstein picking off an Alumni backline pass to zip away for the try. This woke up the Alumni, and didn’t take long for the Alumni to find a gap and push through – and not surprisingly current Forwards Coach Austin Reed did the most damage – with his knowledge of the current team, he picked his targets wisely.

The tries kept coming for the Alumni who seemed to find more energy as the game progressed. Even with USA Eagle Adam Siddall playing fly-half for the students, couldn’t find a way through the stingy Alumni defense. It wasn’t long until Adam, also a USC Law graduate student, switched jerseys and messed up the Alumni attack.

Super speedster winger, Dave Lytle, finally got his hands on the ball and dodged a tackle and carried another tackler with him over the try line to score.

The final score was USC Alumni 60 – USC Rugby 21.

Man of the Match was Dave Lytle. Scoring a try at age 78 is pretty awesome. Thanks to everyone for coming out and making the game a huge success. Fight on!

Photos from the match:

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  • Mondays: 6-8 pm
    @ Cromwell Field (Track Field)
  • Wednesdays: 6-8 pm
    @ Cromwell Field (Track Field)
  • Fridays: 5-7 pm
    @ Brittingham Field (Next to John Mckay Center)

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