Rowan fields two competitive 7s squads during the spring semester. There is also a developmental squad for less experienced players. The 7s squad competes in tournaments throughout the spring, leading to the national playoffs and the college rugby championships in Philadelphia.
Rowan 7’s is in its third year under Head Coach Tim Smith. Coach Smith is ably assisted by Scott Palena and Bill Stom. Under Coach Smith’s leadership, the team has experienced a meteoric rise. Last year Rowan qualified for the national championships by winning the MARC championship.
Rowan won the Bowl Championship at the national playoffs. Rowan’s stellar play at the national playoffs was rewarded with an invitation to the college rugby championships at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. The team competed in the City Series portion of the tournament and finished third. Rowan’s strong showing earned them an invitation to return in 2017.
The 2016 season culminated in Mike Ehrlich being named Rowan’s first ever All-American.