This spring saw the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Charles River. During the winter of 2014 longtime Charles River sponsor and social home Stadium Bar in South Boston closed its doors for good. This came as a surprise to many and presented club leaders with a high priority need in order to keep River competitive on the social and recruitment fronts.
We are honoring our Women’s Rat Presidents over the last 10 years in this newsletter leading up to our 10th anniversary in the fall.
Kristen Park Hopson: 2005-2008
Founder of the club way back in the day, KP helped start the growth of Charles River Women from the initial small but hopelessly dedicated ...
The NERFU Cup saw some more success for the Rats. On the first day of the tournament, the men won through with two strong shutouts - first against Black River, then Monadnock. Those wins meant that Charles River played on NERFU Sunday for the first time in several years...
At the USA Rugby regional playoffs, hosted in Albany, NY, on May 16th & 17th, the Rats defeated Beantown Rugby by a single point, 20-19, to advance to the national round of 16. The victory against Beantown was the first schedule win against the longtime rivals in the history of the club, and an emotional triumph.
The Charles River women's team capped off a great 2014-2015 season with a fantastic playoff weekend. They headed to Albany for the USA Rugby/NERFU CR3 DII playoffs on May 16 to pick up on their 2nd place finish from the Fall. Facing hometown opponent Beantown WRFC, the Lady Rats fought a blood-pumping game full of ...
This past November we had another great gear sale, and a lot of happy River fans found some green and orange in their holiday gifts! We are happy to continue our great relationship with Rugby Athletic as our gear producer. Items sold this time around included sweatshirts, adult & kids t-shirts, adult long sleeve ...
Katy Wilks and Sarah (Bee) Wetherbee, Halloween 2014
Mike Fair and Sarah Gath, New Years Eve 2014
Dana Gulick and Marty McGreevy, October 2014
Marriage of Alicia Evangelista and Sarah Baldwin 11/08/14
Marriage of Katie McCarthy and Tom Hamann in Costa Rica on 11/26/14
We are proud to announce that the Charles River Women’s 10th Anniversary celebration will take place on Saturday November 7th, 2015. While the details of this event are still unfolding, you should mark your calendar as we look forward to welcoming as many current and former players and supporters - from both the men’s ...
Kara has been retired from Charles River Rugby for a little over a year and a half after having played on the team for 8 years. It all started for her in 2002, at Northeastern University, when legendary Mike Roy informed her she was too girly and probably “couldn’t handle it”. Kara went on to play for her University ...
Dan started playing with Charles River in 1976 and continued to put the boots on until the early 90’s. Around that time he also began the transition to being the man behind the whistle at practice. While, by his own admission, he wasn’t always sure of what to do as coach, he ran a practice that was described as “vicious” by the Green & Orange of the day....