Lamorinda players celebrate winning the state rugby championship Photo Doug McKinley
Lamorinda varsity gold went undefeated in regular season and post season play. Their incredible run was recognized by Rugby Magazine and they were named No. 1 in California and No. 2 in the nation by the publication.
In the state cup game on May 19, Lamorinda took a 15-0 lead into halftime and then scored quickly in the second period for a commanding 22-0 lead against Oceanside of southern California. The final score was 27-17.
As a result of playing rugby, a number of the players received special consideration in being accepted to universities such as Cal, St. Mary's, University of British Columbia, UCLA, Oregon State and Central Washington.