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. 



First Last Grade Hometown
Noah Cackowski 10 Beecher, IL
Henry Chandler 11 Columbus, IN
Brennan Coulson 12 Granite Bay, CA
Cesar De La Garza 11 Torreon, COA, Mexico
Christopher Doherty 10 River Forest, IL
Kamron Etchison 11 Greenwood, IN
Jack Etheridge 9 Mequon, WI
Alexander Farmer 11 Culver, IN
Nicholas Gill 11 Tacoma, WA
Alberto Gonzalez Renero 11 San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
Tyler Heer 12 Huntington Beach, CA
Conner Henderson 12 Westfield, IN
Gabriel Henderson 10 Westfield, IN
Sebastian Hernandez 12 Mexico City, Mexico
Caleb Isom 12 Plymouth, IN
Sawyer Johnson 10 Leesburg, IN
Logan Kephart 12 Culver, IN
Alexander Key 12 Indianapolis, IN
Ryker Knight 12 Coronado, CA
Collin Knowlton 12 Culver, IN
Conrad Kurrelmeier 11 Culver, IN
Panagiotis Kurtis 11 Culver, IN
Yilin Li 11 Beijing, China
Yusef Lomax 10 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Charles Long 9 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Diego Mazon 12 Hermosillo, Mexico
Tom Ni 11 Shanghai, China
Timothy Perea 12 Arvada, CO
Edgar Perez 12 Mazatlan, Mexico
Evan Spiros 12 Urbana, IL
Grant Suttle 12 Potomac, MD
Jack Yan 10 Shanghai, China
Marc Yanez 11 Crown Point
Donghao Yang 12 Shenzhen, China
Luis Valladolid Carrillo 9 Chula Vista, CA

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