Hopes are high for the Cadet rugby this year, led by Coach Thomas Edmunds, formerly a coach of Richmond Strikers High School rugby club.
The Cadets are also coached by Coach Pax and Coach Williamson. Williamson played rugby at Christendom College, as a hooker, in Front Royal, Virginia.
"This years going to be different," said Kegan McCallum '24. "I know Coach Edmunds, he's won state championships in Georgia and Virginia, and will lead our program to victory."
The schedule will consist of eight to ten games throughout the months of April and May. "We have a lot of guys coming out this season compared to last," said Owen Clark '23. "I think this will help us become a stronger team for this season."
The Cadets also have some new faces in sophomore McCallum , a recent transfer from Midlothian High School. McCallum scored 60 points in the 2021 season for the Richmond Strikers Junior Varsity team, who went on to win the 2021 state championship. McCallum also has hopes of playing international rugby this year, after a good performance at the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) camp last summer in Elkhart, Indiana. "We're going to kill it this season," said McCallum. "We've brought loads of talent from other sports into our program."
The Cadets hope to hit the ground running and build on last year's performance, when they won all but one game. The Cadets were led in scoring by Allan Crandall '21. "It was a good season developmentally for us," said Michael Williamson '24. "The seniors really led us underclassmen to a great season."