Rugby Coaches: Florida International University – Ronnie Suarez

Florida International University Rugby ended last season with a 4-3 record in the South Independent Rugby Conference. FIU started very strong early in the season with a win over National Champs, UCF, but were unable to finish strong. At the end of the 2015 spring season, they brought on head coach of 4th ranked Florida International Women’s Rugby team and Florida Selects 7’s of the Florida Rugby Academy.

FIU had a strong 7s season during the summer and finished second in the Florida qualifiers and a final four finish in the South Club qualifiers.

FIU will be returning 25 players from last years team, including:

Julian Alvarez – Prop
Francisco Barnes – Flanker
Ashton Boxley – Wing
Matthew Dahn
Nicholas Daniel – Flanker
Christopher Dohmen – Prop
Luis Felipe Echeverry – Flanker
Mariano Fernandez – Hooker
Amir Hakim – Wing
Eric Hernandez
Sachin Koorathota – Prop
Jose Laphitzondo – Scrumhalf
Santiago Laphizondo – Lock
Shyenn Magdaleno – Wing
Barrington McNutt – 8-Man
Nacho Pannunzio – Center
John Perez – Lock
Kevin Quintana
Joseph Simko – Flanker
Federico Torres-Garcia – Fullback
Christian Torres – Prop
Mateo Valezquez – Flyhalf
Tomas Valezquez – Center
David Webster – Center

FIU Rugby SIRC Schedule

September 19, 2015 – Florida State @ Florida International 
September 26, 2015 – Florida International @ South Florida
October 10, 2015      – UCF @ Florida International
October 24, 2015      – Florida International @ Florida State
October 31, 2015       – USF @ Florida International 
November 7, 2015    – Florida International @ UCF

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