Our Team


Men’s Team

    Name Position Year
    Brendon Boyd Prop Senior
    Brooks Morgan Pro Senior
    Caden Owens Hooker Freshman
    Christian Thomas Flanker Freshman
    Clay Stevenson Center Junior
    Cody Davis Wing Junior
    Curtis Pagely Hooker Sophomore
    Darrell Bails Center Junior
    Dave Weigand Flanker Freshman
    David Moody Lock Sophomore
    Ethan Dempsey Flanker Senior
    Guillermo Rodriquez Prop Senior
    Jeremiah Branthoover Wing Junior
    Jihad Mayo Prop Freshman
    John Jerich Hooker Senior
    Joshua Bednar Wing Senior
    Luke Hansberry Lock Sophomore
    Matthew Kenny Lock Senior
    Mike Kutzmonich Lock Freshman
    Noah Ledford Fullback Sophomore
    Patrick Connolly Flanker Sophomore
    Rory Hegarty #8 Junior
    Ryan Lowden-Stoole Scrum Half


    Samsan Needler Fullback


    Sean Lawrence Wing


    Zach Hoge Fly Half


    Men’s Officers

    President: Rory Hegarty
    Vice President: Ryan Love Lowden-Stoole
    Treasurer: Matthew Kenny
    Match Secretary: Rory Hegarty


Women’s Team

    Name 7s Position Year
    Juliet Adams Prop Freshman
    Briana Allen Center Freshman
    Leilynn Arington Center Freshman
    Maddie Bashore Flyhalf Freshman
    Corenne Burrows Prop Freshman
    Tori Cicci Wing Sophomore
    Aaliyah Orgovan Hooker Sophomore
    Mara Ruzicka-Butz Scrumhalf Senior
    Ciera Thompson Prop Senior
    Cortni Vichek Hooker Sophomore


    Women’s Officers

    President: Will be announced upon team elections

Men’s Coaches

  • Shawn Crago

    Coach Crago

    Shawn Crago

    • Penn State Rugby 1989-1992 Center/Flanker Started at Flanker in The USA Rugby National Championships in 1992
    • Pittsburgh RFC player 1992-2009 back row
      – Treasurer 94-05
      – President 99-02
      – Captain 1998 PRFC 4 Nations tour 1998 Wales, Ireland, England & Netherlands (2-2)
    • Certified USA Rugby level 1 & 2 coach
    • Assistant Coach Moon Area High School 2014 to current
    • RMU Head Coach 2010 – Present, Assistant 2009 – 2010

    E-mail: slcrago@gmail.com Cell: 412-719-5835 Work: Patricks Pub & Grille 724-457-9770

  • Nathan Turner

    Nathan Turner

    • Director of Admissions at RMU
    • Assistant Coach

    E-mail: turnern@rmu.edu Cell: 412-397-5215

Women’s Coaches

  • Angela Smarto

    Angela Smarto


    • Penn State University WRFC: 2007 – 2012
      • D1 National Champions: 2009, 2010, 2012
    • Pittsburgh Angels: 2012 – 2018
      • D2 National Champions: 2012, 2014
    • Pittsburgh Forge: 2018 – present


    • USAR Level 300/World Rugby Level 2 Coach
    • Head Coach, RMUWRFC: 2014 – present
    • Assistant Coach, ARU Women’s Select Side: 2017 – present
    • Assistant Coach, State High Girls Rugby: 2009 – 2012
      • PA State Champions Runner Up 2012


    • Pittsburgh Forge Rugby Club
      • President
    • Allegheny Rugby Union
      • Current Women’s Collegiate Coordinator
      • Current Women’s Select Side Program Director
      • Secretary and Webmaster: 2014-  2018
    • Pittsburgh Rugby Club (now Pittsburgh Forge)
      • Previous President, Vice President, Steel City 7s Director, Fundraising Chair

    E-mail: sasmarto@gmail.com