LFCC Rugby Team Has Historic Win

For Immediate Release:
November 7, 2011

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) became the first community college in both Virginia and the South East Region to win an intercollegiate rugby match on Saturday, November 5th.    LFCC beat Roanoke College 45-30 at Roanoke College.   The team’s record is at 1-3 thus far in the season.  Caleb Hartsook achieved 3 tries in the match and Derick Hayes 2 tries.  Pat MacClaine was named “Man of the Match” for his high number of tackles made.

 “I’m really pleased with the team’s performance,” said Aaron Painter, team coach.  “Led by Assistant Coach Scheepers, the team showed tremendous determination to come back from an early deficit and lead by half time.” 

 The full schedule for the team can be found on the College’s website, www.lfcc.edu .  .  LFCC plays in Division III of the Virginia Rugby Union, sponsored under the National Small College Rugby Orgnaization (NSCRO) and USA Rugby.  For more information, contact Coach Aaron Painter at the Middletown Campus, (540) 868-7216 or [email protected] .


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.