Men's Team

"Our purpose is to organize, advocate, and teach the game of rugby. We seek to provide students with a competitive athletic outlet and build camaraderie amongst the club members. To reach out into the community as young student athletes, and make a difference large then ourselves. Rugby is a barbaric game played by gentlemen but we aren't just playing rugby, we are building young men out of boys."
Our Constitution

About this Season

This season, the CSUMB men’s rugby team plays in NSCRO NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference 2018. Click the button to the right to view schedule, standings, and results provided by nscro.org.

On October 14th, 2017, NSCRO NorCal 7s National Qualifying Tournament was hosted by CSUMB. The six teams who competed were Claremont Colleges, CSUMB, Humboldt State, Cal State Maritime, University of Pacific and Menlo College. CSUMB made it to the fourth place standing while Cal State Maritime stole the spotlight of first place. 

Schedule

DateHomeResultsAwayTimeLeagueArticleMatch Day
NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference03/10/18
NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference03/03/18
NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference02/24/18
NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference02/17/18
NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference02/10/18
NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference02/03/18
NCSRO NorCal 7s National Qualifying Tournament10/14/17
7s Friendly Tournament10/30/17

Schedule

NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference
Cal Maritime Academy

NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference
Student Recreation Field

NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference
Sonoma State University

NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference
Student Recreation Field

NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference
Student Recreation Field

NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference
University of Pacific

NCSRO NorCal 7s National Qualifying Tournament
Student Recreation Field

7s Friendly Tournament
University of Pacific

Coaches 2017-2018

Coach Steve Ball

Information coming. 

Student Coach Joshua Mueller

– Born in Fontana, CA
– Transferred to CSUMB in 2016 from Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA where I lived for 5 years, after completion of my time serving in the U.S. Army from 2004-2011.

First Rugby Experiences:
I was first introduced to the sport of rugby in 2009. At the time I was serving as a medic for operations support at the 5th Ranger Training Battalion stationed in Dahlonega, GA. During that time we were tasked with staffing the David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition held annually at Ft. Benning, GA. I was invited to participate in the annual Military Nationals Rugby Tournament also hosted by Ft. Benning, at the same time. I joined the University of North Georgia Men’s team for the tournament and played in a total of three games in one day. Needless to say, I had difficulties with mobility for the ensuing week but I was forever hooked on the sport! I continued to train and play as a guest with the UNG Men’s RFC until I completed my time in the military and relocated to Santa Maria, CA in 2011, to pursue a college education.

Since there were no local men’s teams to participate with, I transitioned my focus to working with youth as that was the only rugby action available within reasonable proximity. I was able to participate with the Central Coast Sharks Youth Rugby Club located in Santa Maria, CA for three years, mainly coaching the under-14’s team. That also provided me with the opportunity to serve on the Executive Board, increase my technical knowledge and certifications (Level 200 USA Rugby Coach certification, Touch Judge certification), as well as other support duties. These include tasks such as painting the field to USA Rugby specified guidelines and working in conjunction with the oversight organization committees to develop and implement new safety protocols (concussion awareness and baseline testing) as provided by Southern California Youth Rugby.

Currently, I have used the experience gained with other clubs and organizations to support the CSUMB Men and Women’s Rugby clubs, Central Coast Beachdogs Rugby FC (local D-III men’s club) and Monterey County Youth Rugby. I continue to serve in a variety of roles to include assistant coach, team equipment manager, first aid provider, field prep crew member and touch judge as needed.

CSUMB Rugby 
A major selling point to applying to CSUMB as a transfer student was the belief that there was an active rugby club to join, which some of the others schools did not have. Unfortunately, this was not accurate information as I never received a response to my attempts to make contact and gain more information. When I attended Rec Fest, there were a few fellow ruggers in attendance along with a table and sign-up sheet. In order for the club to be recognized by USA Rugby for the upcoming competitive season, we require a Level 200 Certified Coach, which I was able to provide. From there I have immersed myself in all facets of club operations other than playing in any league matches. This is mostly due to my physical limitations from age and old injuries resurfacing with the physical rigors that are required from this sport. I continue to participate in an active manner during practices and attend as many matches as I can, to support the club in a logistical and team management aspect. I have also served as Club Treasurer and Safety Officer in 2016-17 and 2017-18, respectively. Due to my position as the Vice President of the Sports Club Council Executive Board, I am also able to provide some measure of guidance to the current club leadership to help in their pursuit of success.

The vision for CSUMB Rugby club
My main goal is for rugby to be played at the highest level of competition that we can produce. This includes enhancing and expanding the product we put on the field. It also involves improving the support efforts and facilities that we have on offer for this organization’s needs.

I hope to impart many of the skills necessary to be a positively contributing member of society that can be found and exercised through involvement with this sport. It is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States at this time. It has also introduced a different perspective regarding behavior and sportsmanship I have not found present in other sports and supporters.

I believe this organization offers a great deal of benefit to our student body and the Otter Experience that we provide to them. It also allows for the opportunity to build and improve local community relations through our need for support and by providing staffing for a variety of volunteering endeavors.

Faculty Advisor Dr. Eric Martin

Director of CSUMB Rugby Strength & Conditioning

Playing Experience:
– Fort Bragg RFC 2004-2005
– University of North Carolina Chapel Hill RFC 2004-2008
– Raleigh Vipers RFC 2008-2010
– President, Horde 7s Rugby 2007-2010
– North Carolina Collegiate All Stars Rugby 2004, 2008
– Cottesloe, Western Australia, RFC 2010

Martin has served as the faculty advisor for CSUMB rugby since 2015 and started the strength & conditioning program for the club in 2016.

His goal for CSUMB rugby is to make sure everyone is physically prepared to safely perform at their peak level.

Coach Steve Ball

Information coming.

Student Coach Joshua Mueller

– Born in Fontana, CA
– Transferred to CSUMB in 2016 from Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA where I lived for 5 years, after completion of my time serving in the U.S. Army from 2004-2011.

First Rugby Experiences:
I was first introduced to the sport of rugby in 2009. At the time I was serving as a medic for operations support at the 5th Ranger Training Battalion stationed in Dahlonega, GA. During that time we were tasked with staffing the David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition held annually at Ft. Benning, GA. I was invited to participate in the annual Military Nationals Rugby Tournament also hosted by Ft. Benning, at the same time. I joined the University of North Georgia Men’s team for the tournament and played in a total of three games in one day. Needless to say, I had difficulties with mobility for the ensuing week but I was forever hooked on the sport! I continued to train and play as a guest with the UNG Men’s RFC until I completed my time in the military and relocated to Santa Maria, CA in 2011, to pursue a college education.

Since there were no local men’s teams to participate with, I transitioned my focus to working with youth as that was the only rugby action available within reasonable proximity. I was able to participate with the Central Coast Sharks Youth Rugby Club located in Santa Maria, CA for three years, mainly coaching the under-14’s team. That also provided me with the opportunity to serve on the Executive Board, increase my technical knowledge and certifications (Level 200 USA Rugby Coach certification, Touch Judge certification), as well as other support duties. These include tasks such as painting the field to USA Rugby specified guidelines and working in conjunction with the oversight organization committees to develop and implement new safety protocols (concussion awareness and baseline testing) as provided by Southern California Youth Rugby.

Currently, I have used the experience gained with other clubs and organizations to support the CSUMB Men and Women’s Rugby clubs, Central Coast Beachdogs Rugby FC (local D-III men’s club) and Monterey County Youth Rugby. I continue to serve in a variety of roles to include assistant coach, team equipment manager, first aid provider, field prep crew member and touch judge as needed.

CSUMB Rugby 
A major selling point to applying to CSUMB as a transfer student was the belief that there was an active rugby club to join, which some of the others schools did not have. Unfortunately, this was not accurate information as I never received a response to my attempts to make contact and gain more information. When I attended Rec Fest, there were a few fellow ruggers in attendance along with a table and sign-up sheet. In order for the club to be recognized by USA Rugby for the upcoming competitive season, we require a Level 200 Certified Coach, which I was able to provide. From there I have immersed myself in all facets of club operations other than playing in any league matches. This is mostly due to my physical limitations from age and old injuries resurfacing with the physical rigors that are required from this sport. I continue to participate in an active manner during practices and attend as many matches as I can, to support the club in a logistical and team management aspect. I have also served as Club Treasurer and Safety Officer in 2016-17 and 2017-18, respectively. Due to my position as the Vice President of the Sports Club Council Executive Board, I am also able to provide some measure of guidance to the current club leadership to help in their pursuit of success.

The vision for CSUMB Rugby club
My main goal is for rugby to be played at the highest level of competition that we can produce. This includes enhancing and expanding the product we put on the field. It also involves improving the support efforts and facilities that we have on offer for this organization’s needs.

I hope to impart many of the skills necessary to be a positively contributing member of society that can be found and exercised through involvement with this sport. It is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States at this time. It has also introduced a different perspective regarding behavior and sportsmanship I have not found present in other sports and supporters.

I believe this organization offers a great deal of benefit to our student body and the Otter Experience that we provide to them. It also allows for the opportunity to build and improve local community relations through our need for support and by providing staffing for a variety of volunteering endeavors.

Faculty Advisor Dr. Eric Martin

Director of CSUMB Rugby Strength & Conditioning

Playing Experience:
– Fort Bragg RFC 2004-2005
– University of North Carolina Chapel Hill RFC 2004-2008
– Raleigh Vipers RFC 2008-2010
– President, Horde 7s Rugby 2007-2010
– North Carolina Collegiate All Stars Rugby 2004, 2008
– Cottesloe, Western Australia, RFC 2010

Martin has served as the faculty advisor for CSUMB rugby since 2015 and started the strength & conditioning program for the club in 2016.

His goal for CSUMB rugby is to make sure everyone is physically prepared to safely perform at their peak level.

Roster

Alexander nevarez

Alexander nevarez

Back

Nickname: A2
Born: 1996
Position: Center
Years of rugby: 4
Years playing at CSUMB: 4
Fun fact: Team president 2017/2018

Brandon Shiramizu

Brandon Shiramizu

Back

Nickname: Young Mizu
Born: 1996
Position: Wing and center 
Years of playing rugby: 3
Years playing at CSUMB: 3
Fun fact: I love long walks on the beach

David Onyango

David Onyango

Forward and back

Nickname: Pantera Negra
Born: 1998
Position: Flanker and center 
Years of playing rugby: 3
Years playing at CSUMB: 3
Fun fact: Didn’t cry when I was born

Michael Loncaric

Michael Loncaric

Forward

Nickname: OG Mike
Born: 1990
Position:
Years of playing rugby: 4
Years playing at CSUMB: 3
Fun fact: I eat more than what I bench

Andrew Padilla

Andrew Padilla

Forward

Nickname: Drew
Born: 1997
Position: Lock 
Years of playing rugby: 2
Years playing at CSUMB: 2
Fun fact: Part of Zoot Nation

Anthony Denevi

Anthony Denevi

Forward

Nickname: Ant
Born: 1991
Position: Lock 
Years of playing rugby: 9
Years playing at CSUMB: 1
Fun fact: I walked before I crawled

Jonathan Summers

Jonathan Summers

Back

Nickname: John
Born: 1997
Position: Fullback 
Years of playing rugby: 2
Years playing at CSUMB: 2
Fun fact: I love candy

Trevor Lopez

Trevor Lopez

Back

Nickname: Trev
Born: 1996
Position: Center 
Years of playing rugby: 1
Years playing at CSUMB: 1
Fun fact: Top try scorer on the team this year

Keenan Scott

Keenan Scott

Back

Nickname: The Brown One
Born: 1999
Position: Wing 
Years of playing rugby: 1
Years playing at CSUMB: 1
Fun fact: I’m adopted

Nicolo Di Jerlando

Nicolo Di Jerlando

Forward

Nickname: Scrum fu panda
Born: 1995
Position: Prop 
Years of playing rugby: 5
Years playing at CSUMB: 5
Fun fact: I never eat before games

Shamil Sharma

Shamil Sharma

Forward

Nickname: Lord Milly Tha Cozy God
Born: 1994
Position: Lock 
Years of playing rugby: 2
Years playing at CSUMB: 2
Fun fact: Tallest player on the team

Adam Noah Azlan

Adam Noah Azlan

Back

Nickname: Adam
Born: 2000
Position: Wing 
Years of playing rugby: 1
Years playing at CSUMB: 1
Fun fact: I have not yet played a game for CSUMB

Prince Mays

Prince Mays

Forward

Nickname: Prince
Born: 1998
Position:
Years of playing rugby: 3
Years playing at CSUMB: 2
Fun fact: I love snakes

Scott Packebush

Scott Packebush

Forward

Nickname: Captain America
Born: 1998
Position: Flanker 
Years of playing rugby: 2
Years playing at CSUMB: 2
Fun fact: Have a twin brother

Noah Owens

Noah Owens

Forward

Nickname: TrustMeImBlack
Born: 1996
Position: Hooker 
Years of playing rugby: 2
Years playing at CSUMB: 2
Fun fact: Best street fighter player on the team

Rob Mann

Rob Mann

Back

Nickname: Bobby
Born: 1994
Position: Wing 
Years of playing rugby: 10
Years playing at CSUMB: 1
Fun fact: I am the only true blooded english gentle(mann) on this team

Tremayne Williams

Tremayne Williams

Back

Nickname: Treyshawn from the town
Born: 1996
Position: Fly-half 
Years of playing rugby: 6
Years playing at CSUMB: 1
Fun fact: I’ve played the most positions on the team

Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson

Back

Nickname: Big scary Mike
Born: 1997
Position: Wing 
Years of playing rugby: 1
Years playing at CSUMB: 1
Fun fact: Best winger

Sebastian Roti

Sebastian Roti

Back

Nickname: Seb
Born: 1994
Position: Fullback 
Years of playing rugby: 2
Years playing at CSUMB: 2
Fun fact: I’m Norwegian

Ezekiel Avila

Ezekiel Avila

Back

Nickname: Zeke
Born: 1997
Position: Center 
Years of playing rugby: 2
Years playing at CSUMB: 2
Fun fact: I can juggle

Michael Gervacio Olivas

Michael Gervacio Olivas

Back

Nickname: Scrum half Mike
Born: 1995
Position: Scrumhalf 
Years of playing rugby: 1
Years playing at CSUMB: 1
Fun fact: I’m from North Salinas and I like sports. That’s it. 

Absent players:

1. Ananda Wolfe
2. Christopher Denning
3. Glenn Denning
4. Jahshaine Salim
5. Jacob Shull
6. Jamie Goddard
7. John Lencioni

Executive board 2017-2018

The executive board consists of selected team members who oversee and organize the club’s duties. The board makes sure the team follows student club policies and carry out plans to help the club grow. 

Alexander Nevarez

Alexander Nevarez

President

Scott Packebush

Scott Packebush

Vice President

Nicolo Di Jerlando

Nicolo Di Jerlando

Treasurer

Ananda Wolfe

Ananda Wolfe

Secretary

Brandon Shiramizu

Brandon Shiramizu

Sports Club Council Rep.

Joshua Mueller

Joshua Mueller

Safety Officer

Our practice and game field:

CSUMB's Student Recreation Field.The field is located at the SE part of the intersection between 4th Ave and 8th street.