Varsity Rugby

We were founded by Mike Segretto and other Cadets of the 04-05 class as a student club overseen by student activities and Captain Kehoe. Major Harris was the first coach of CMA’s "club" team. In 2005 Lane Pratt ‘06’ Club President and Jake Seberger ‘06’ asked current coach Darrell Knowlton to assist due to Major Harris being deployed to active duty.

In 2009 the club was moved from a “student club” to Varsity Status. We currently have about 50 players in the program. We have Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Developmental sides. Every Cadet that is on the team plays rugby in competitive games, throughout the season. Very few players come to the Academy with rugby experience and therefore a student does not need prior rugby training to play. We have many “crossover” athletes from a wide variety of sports.

We currently play in Rugby Indiana Super League (North Division), which is one of the toughest leagues in the country . Our home field is the Culver Academies Fleet Field on the old grass runway east of campus. Our former Culver Ruggers are playing all over the world on college, men's, women's, and military teams. If you require additional information please contact Head Coach Darrell Knowlton. 


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First Last Grade Hometown
Edwin Becker 10 Oakhill, VA
Noah Cackowski 11 Beecher, IL
Katherine Callahan 9 Elmhurst, IL
John Campbell 11 Columbus, IN
Grant Chalfant 11 Indianapolis, Indiana
Henry Chandler 12 Columbus, IN
Joon Chang 10 Downey, CA
Henri Cornell 10 Union, MI
Christopher Doherty 11 River Forest, IL
Ethan Eavey 11 Columbus, IN
Jack Etheridge 10 Mequon, WI
Kenneth Ezeadiugwu 12 Frisco, TX
Alexander Farmer 12 Plymouth, IN
Qizong Feng 10 San Diego, CA
Nicholas Gill 12 Tacoma, WA
Adam Heckaman 12 Plymouth, IN
Gabriel Henderson 11 Westfield, IN
Wesley Henthorn 10 Indianapolis, IN
Filip Holmberg 11 18262 Djursholm, 
Marcus Holmberg 9 18262 Djursholm, 
Lorenzo Ibarra Luebbert 10 Hermosillo, Son.
Sawyer Johnson 11 Leesburg, IN
Karinna Kanach 12 Carmel, IN
Noah King 11 Knox, IN
Joseph Kuhl 12 Elmhurst, IL
Panagiotis Kurtis 12 Culver, IN
Haoyang Leng 9 Kunming, Yunnan
Shangye Li 9 Changzhou, Jiangsu
Yilin Li 12 Beijing, 
Yuqi Lin 10 Hangzhou, 
Yusef Lomax 11 Dhahran, 
Charles Long 10 Dhahran, Eastern Province
Justin Ludwig 10 Saint Charles, IL
James Marquell 10 Fort Wayne, IN
Carson Meiser 11 South Bend, IN
Tom Ni 12 , Shanghai
Aidan Olson 10 Valparaiso, IN
Ryan Purcell 11 Napa, CA
Callum Roberts 12 Draycott, England
Alejandro Septien 11 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Sanbeer Singh 10 Carmel, IN
Kyle Strain 12 Eagle, ID
Michael Sun 10 Auckland, Auckland
Ernesto Trejo 12 Toluca, MEX
Martin Urruela 9 Guatemala, 
Luis Valladolid Carrillo 10 Chula Vista, CA
John VerMeulen 12 Winnetka, IL
Joseph Ward 12 Naperville, IL
Heidi Wash 9 Danville, IN
Saxon Weaver 9 Dhahran, Eastern Province
Hagan Wells 9 Carmel, IN
Nathan Whippo 12 Culver, IN
Enoch Woo 10 Mundelein, Illinois

Coaching Staff

Darrell Knowlton
Varsity/JV Head Coach

Joel Ferguson
Assistant Coach

Julia Rayhill
Assistant Coach

Kevin Van Horn
Assistant Coach

Melissa Alexander
Assistant Coach