For Immediate Release:
November 19, 2013
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) men’s rugby team won the Cardinal Collegiate Conference and Virginia D-III State Championship on Saturday, November 16, 2013. The LFCC Lions are the first community college rugby team to win the conference championship. In doing so, the team has secured placement on the National Small College Rugby Organization’s (NSCRO) national playoffs.
The accomplishment is grand in scale; given the men’s rugby team at LFCC was formed in 2011. This is a reflection of the coaching staff and the commitment of the students on the team. Aaron Painter, head coach, says, “My job is to give the players the tools they need, but they put these tools in motion. When we play, we truly believe in a family and team mentality.” The rugby season runs from August through June and the coaches and team put in countless hours to ensure such success.
LFCC will face Mount St. Mary’s in the national playoffs on March 1, 2014. The winner of the match will advance to the Region 2 Title in Jacksonville, FL. The Region 2 winner will play in the Final Four in Glendale, CO.
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.