Men’s Rugby Team at LFCC Nationally Ranked by NSCRO News Release

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2014

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

The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) ranked Lord Fairfax Community College Men’s Rugby Team # 23 nationally. The team (LFCC Lions) has held a national ranking four out of the past five semesters.  The Fall 2014 schedule was one of the toughest yet, because teams such as Duke and Christopher Newport Universities were fierce opponents. 

The LFCC Lions won the Cardinal Collegiate Conference and Virginia D-III State Championship in 2013 and were the first community college men’s rugby team to do so.  Aaron Painter and Stuart Freakley have coached the team since 2011 and are very pleased with the outcomes.

For more information about the program, go to 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.