Since 1993 York College Women's Rugby Club continuously strives to be a major success as one of the finest NSCRO rugby sides in the nation. The main goal of York Rugby is to be not only among the elite and most competitive sides in the MARC; but to be ranked among the premiere Women's Rugby Programs in the United States.
In the Fall of 2016 YCP Women's Rugby joined the National Small College Rugby Organization. In it's first year, as a NSCRO team, YCP Women's Rugby won the MARC NSCRO Championship and represented the conference in the NSCRO National Playoffs. The team ended 2016 with a 6-2 record and a NSCRO National Ranking of 7th.
The Spring of 2017 YCP Women's Rugby won the MARC NSCRO 7's Championship. The team represented the MARC at the NSCRO 7's National Championship Tournament and ended the Spring with a National Ranking of 7th.
The Fall of 2017 YCP Women's Rugby won the MARC NSCRO Division and finished 1st the NSCRO Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament. At the NSCRO National Championship the team finished in 3rd place. The YCP Women's Rugby finished 2017 Nationally ranked 3rd in the country.
The hard work, dedication, and esprit de corp of the YCP Women's Rugby Team are hallmarks of the organization and the team leadership. With a diverse group of student athletes YCP Women's Rugby sets the standard for others to fallow.
August 27, 2020 - We are sad to announce that due to the COVID -19 virus, the MARC is canceling the Fall 2020 regular and post season play. The MARC will not sanction competitive collegiate rugby for the Fall of 2020.
The Board of Directors voted not to sanction MARC play in the 2020 Fall for Men’s DIAA, Men’s and Women’s DII, Men’s Small College and Men’s Fall 7s. This decision did not come easy but majority of our members are unable to compete or participate in off campus activities due to university guidelines. The MARC will be working with the NCR and ACRA to assist our members during these challenging times.
If our members are able to participate in on campus or other activities, they should follow their state, local, and federal guidelines. The MARC has members spread across 5 states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Our members also need to follow their university, NCR, ACRA, and USA Rugby guidelines for all team activities including the need to register players, coaches and their team with appropriate entity for insurance purposes if you are allowed to participate on campus or in other activities.
The MARC will continue to monitor changes and update our members as they happen. The Board will convene to discuss the steps going forward with the Spring 2021 season. Even though we will not be having a Fall season we encourage our members to stay active on campus and in their community. Thank you for your understanding.
Stay safe and healthy,
The Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC) is pleased to announce their commitment to the NCR Open Division DII Competition beginning Fall 2020. The MARC Conference was created in 2012 to operate as a regional collegiate competitive organization for D1AA, DII and Small College.
MARC administers over 50 College and University rugby programs, and 2,000 student athletes, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The MARC mission is to administer and promote competitive rugby, player and coach development, player safety, and community service.
When asked about the MARC commitment to NCR, Commissioner John Gulden commented “We are excited about the opportunities provided by NCR for our DII men’s teams, we look forward to the continued relationship first established with our small colleges. We are confident in our decision because NCR is dedicated to growing college rugby.”
The MARC currently has 10 DII team’s men’s teams spread across Pennsylvania and New Jersey
York College Women's Rugby would like to thank the following people and companies for their sponsorship.
YCP Women's Rugby would like to thank Penn mutual for their support of College Rugby and the York Women's Team.