LFCC Men’s Rugby Team Going Strong

For Immediate Release:
October 8, 2014

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) men’s rugby team remains undefeated in the Cardinal Collegiate Conference.  The LFCC Lions are the only community college team in their division, competing against four-year universities.  “At the halfway point of the season, game strategies have paid off and the 24 male athletes have truly worked as a unit,” said Head Coach, Aaron Painter.

The LFCC men’s rugby team was formed in 2011, and last year made it to the National Small College Rugby Organization’s (NSCRO) national playoffs. The team hopes to make it to the same playoffs this year, but still has some tough competition ahead, with Washington & Lee and Duke Universities.  It is fortunate that LFCC will have the home field advantage for both games.

Painter credits his coaching team with not only teaching the players the essentials of the game, but the other necessary ingredients; “passion, pride, and respect.”  He also added, “Many of our freshman players had great high school football and wrestling coaches who trained them to be hard working athletes, making the transition to rugby quite successful.” 

The season runs from August through June and the coaches encourage all students with interest in playing rugby to contact them.  Teams are now forming for 2015 spring tournament play.  For more information about the program, go to https://lfcc.edu/current-students/student-life/athletics or contact Aaron Painter at [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.