2018, what a year! This year, the Greenwich Rugby team was faced with the toughest competition we have seen in the history of the program, playing 11 different nationally ranked opponents. We started off our season with Bishop Hendricken from Rhode Island. That first victory was a great way to start off the season. We went on to win the next four games, including another nationally ranked opponent, Aspetuck. In mid April, we headed down to Virginia for a trip to the Gonzaga tournament. We played all 4 games very competitively, coming out with only 1 loss against a familiar rival, Fort Hunt. Back in Greenwich, we were immediately faced with another nationally ranked opponent, St. Thomas Aquinas from Missouri. Once again victorious, we sharpened up our skills with a win against Fairfield Prep, leading us right into our home game against rival Xavier. It was a very competitive game, with each team in the lead at one point, but Xavier came out on top. Although we weren’t able to secure the victory, we learned that we were definitely able to compete with top ranked teams around the country. We won our next 3 games, leading us to our trip to the National Championships down in Kansas City, Missouri. Our first opponents was against the #1 ranked team in the country, Gonzaga. We played them very competitively, but we were unable to come out on top. In the end, Gonzaga won the national championship, so we weren’t too hard on ourselves. Next, we played a very strong Fishers team from Indiana, who were extremely skilled and structured. Lastly, we played a #2 ranked St. Edwards from Ohio, in which our very own Coach Matt scored a huge try for the team. Although we were not able to come out with a victory at the national championships, we held our heads high, and came back to Connecticut ready to compete for the state championship. Staples gave us a good run for our money, but we kept our ground, and clinched our 11th straight state championship. As captains, we are extremely honored to have lead this team through an outstanding season, as it was a very special one to each one of us. Good luck to next year’s players, and thank you to everyone who was able to support us throughout the year, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.