Club Rugby

Team Information

Western New England Men’s Rugby currently competes in the Colonial Coast Rugby Conference. Founded in 2009, the team recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary by participating in the largest collegiate rugby tournament in the world, where the Golden Bears went 3-1. WNE Rugby is constantly recruiting players of all skill level. If interested, contact Brett Dardzinski at  Players of all experience levels are welcome. 

2019 Schedule

9/14 RWU @ WNE 

9/21 WNE @ UMD 

9/28 EC @ WNE 

10/5 BYE 

10/12 WNE @ BSU 

10/19 - 11/2 PLAYOFFS 


Name  Year Major Hometown Position
Brandon Beaubrun Senior Biomedical Engineering Malden, MA Center
Brett Dardzinski  Junior  Mechanical Engineering  Eldersburg, MD Fly / Hooker
Caleb White Junior  Political Science  Sandwich, MA Prop / Lock
Carver Martinez Senior Political Science Ocean Township, NJ Flanker
Ethan Patterson Sophomore  Computer Engineering  Hooksett, NH Utility Forward
Jaret Tambling Sophomore Actuarial Science Windsor, CT Fullback
Michael Greider Junior Mechanical Engineering  South Windsor, CT Wing
Sebastian Kierkla  Sophomore  Biomedical Engineering  Wilbraham, MA  Utility
Ugonna Chibueze  Senior Biomedical Engineering North Easton, MA Utility Back
William DeVinney Senior  Political Science Rochester, NY Hooker
William Sanfardino  Senior Mechanical Engineering  Yorktown Heights, NY Wing / Center
Zachary Blanchard Senior Mechanical Engineering Henniker, NH Flanker
Ligouri Fankhauser Junior Electrical Engineering Howell, NJ 8 Man
Anthony Lozier Junior  Law and Society  Bristol, CT Utility Back
Brian Lopez Junior  Psychology  Hartford, CT Utility Back
Ian Gordon  Senior  Sport Management Fanwood, NJ Utility Back
Jasson Tasama Junior  Psychology  Hackensack, NJ Prop / Hooker
Jon Hermann Senior  Criminal Justice Columbia, CT Lock / 8 Man
Paul Santandrea Junior  Mechanical Engineering  Fairfield, CT Fullback / Fly
Sean Lee Senior Business Management  Hampden, MA Prop
Griffin St. Jean Sophmore Political Science  Manchester, NH Prop
Tyler Jenesky Junior Psychology Wrentham, MA Scrum Half
Zach Midura Senior Mechanical Engineering Utica, NY Center
Jonathan Evans Senior Mechanical Engineering West Point, NY Lock/Flanker





























Executive Board

Name Position  Email   
Brett Dardzinski  President 
Billy Sanfradino  Vice-president/ A-Side Match Secretary 
Jon Hermann B-Side Match Secretary 
Zach Midura  Director of Social Affairs 
Caleb White  Recruiting
Ligouri Fankhauser Recruiting 
Zachary Blanchard  Treasurer
Sean Lee Fundraising 
Griffin St.Jean  Fundraising
Vinnie Scaficchia Head Coach     
Joe Ruiz  Assistant Coach     


About the Coach
Vincent Scaficchia graduated from Salem State University in 2018. His rugby career started in 2013 when the club was just one year old. Throughout his time with the club, he played in various matches and tournaments and earned the role of captain in 2015. Vinnie led the club to a NSCRO Challenge Cup National Championship in the spring of 2016. Along the way and in the following years he was recognized for MVP performances and nominated for multiple All-Star teams. His goal for the boys in blue and gold is to bring another National Championship to WNEU, a long process in which dedication and determination are the grassroots. His hope is that his sense of urgency on and off the pitch will be instilled in his players and the beautiful sport of Rugby will enhance every part of their life as it did his.