Alumni Weekend

A match between the “old boys” and “the boys” takes place each May as part of a two-day event where stories are exchanged, networks are created and often careers are launched. Rugby’s Alumni Weekend began in 2002 following the terrorist attacks of September 11 in honor of Terrence McShane ’86 and Mike Taddonio ’84, program alumni who perished in the attacks. Each year since, alumni have gathered for a golf tournament, Mass, games and a barbecue. Fr. Kevin Tortorelli, O.F.M., former professor of religious studies at Siena and Rugby Club chaplain, always returns for the weekend to celebrate the Mass. Alumni also regularly come together in friendship, through service to the poor and vulnerable, as mentors to the current teams, and to provide financial support to the College. The club also participates in supporting charitable causes such as St. Baldrick’s, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Alzheimer’s.

Scholarships

In honor of Terrence McShane ’86 and Michael Taddonio ’84, alumni who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Siena men’s rugby created a scholarship. The scholarship is fully endowed and is given to two Saints annually, each receiving $5,000 per year.

The Kellie M. Duggan Memorial Scholarship, established to honor the memory of Kellie and her compassion, love for life and sense of humor, provides support for a Siena student based on need, community service, and commitment to the Siena College Women’s Rugby team. It is hoped that the recipient of this scholarship will live like Kellie who saw a need for change and acted on that giving impulse.

Social media

  Men's Rugby Alumni Facebook

  Women's Rugby Alumnae Facebook