For Immediate Release:
September 1, 2011
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has completed the 2011 intercollegiate competition schedule for the College’s men’s rugby team. The team consists of 20 players based at the Middletown Campus. This season the team was accepted into the Virginia Rugby Union division III, sponsored under the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) and USA Rugby. This year the team will compete against Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), University of Mary Washington, Lynchburg College, Christopher Newport University, Hampden-Sydney College, Roanoke College and The College of William and Mary in Virginia.
“While the majority of the team is new to the sport, we have a lot of physical players who are improving their skills daily,” said Aaron Painter, team coach. “We are still building this program and player recruitment and retention are important to a winning season.”
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.