Club Sports

Get Competitive with Club Sports

With plenty of club sports programs to choose from, students can show off their athletic skills while competing against student club teams from other colleges and universities. Many club teams are coached by individuals with collegiate playing and coaching experience.

Bowling

RMU’s co-ed club bowling team is a member of the USBC Collegiate and the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference. For more than 50 years, the team has competed at the highest level in regional and national competitions, earning recognition as a nationally ranked bowling program.

John Michalenko
Coach
michalenko@rmu.edu
412-397-6486

Club Sports - Bowling

Men’s Basketball

The RMU men's club basketball team plays in the Great Lakes West Division of the NationalClub Basketball Association, competing against colleges from eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. It also plays against teams from local community colleges and organizes tournaments with intramural teams from surrounding institutions. Always competitive, they advanced all the way to the final four of the NCBBA Championship in 2015.

Armand Buzzelli
Director of Campus Recreation
buzzelli@rmu.edu
412-397-5448

Club Sports - Men's Basketball

Men's Baseball

The RMU men’s club baseball team plays in Division IIof the National Club Baseball Association, competing in the District IV South league with California University of Pa., Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, and WVU. The team also travels and competes in other tournaments throughout the year. The baseball team has two seasons: one in the fall and one in the spring. Each year the winner of the District IV South league has the opportunity to compete for a national championship against teams from all over the country.
Team website

Justin Rickert
Team President
jtrst176@mail.rmu.edu

Club Sports - Men's Baseball

Men's Golf

The RMU men’s club golf program competes in the Atlantic Region of the National Collegiate Club Golf Association, which includes Yale, Virginia, and Boston College. The team has qualified several times for the NCCGA National Championship. Golf team members can practice year-round at the RMU Island Sports Center golf dome, which includes an indoor putting green and practice bunker to help golfers tune up their short game.
Team website

Matt Vona
Team President
mxvst835@mail.rmu.edu

Club Sports - Men's Golf

Men's Ice Hockey D-I

The RMU men’s ACHA Division I club ice hockey team plays in the top tier of collegiate club hockey in the College Hockey Mid-America conference. The team plays at the RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island and competes against club teams from Pitt, Duquesne, WVU, and other colleges in western Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Team website

Mike Joseph, Ph.D.
Head Coach
joseph@rmu.edu
412-397-5448

Club Sports - Men's Ice Hockey D-I

Men's Ice Hockey D-III

The RMU men’s ACHA Division III club ice hockey plays in the College Hockey East league. The team has a strong history of success, reaching the nationals three times and capturing a CHE Championship in 2013. The team plays at the RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island and competes with California University of Pa., Penn State-Behrend and Penn State-Altoona, St. Vincent College, and Pitt-Johnstown.
Team website

Craig Bioni
Head Coach
bioni@rmu.edu
412-397-5448

Club Sports - Men's Ice Hockey D-III

Men's Inline Hockey

The RMU men’s club inline hockey team plays in the Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association, competing against teams from Penn State, Syracuse, Boston University, University of Delaware, and the University of Massachusetts, among others. For the third consecutive year, the team received a bid to the 2018 National Championship tournament. They play at the RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island.
Team website

Derek Collins
Head Coach
carlins@rmu.edu

Club Sports - Men's Inline Hockey

Men's Lacrosse

The RMU men's club lacrosse team is a member of the Three Rivers Conference in Division II of the National College Lacrosse League. Other league members include Carnegie Mellon, Slippery Rock, Indiana University of Pa., California University of Pa., Edinboro, Penn State-Altoona, Penn State-Behrend, and Pitt-Johnstown. No prior lacrosse knowledge is required to join the team.
Team website

Armand Buzzelli
Director of Campus Recreation
buzzelli@rmu.edu
412-397-5448

Club Sports - Men's Lacrosse

Men's Rugby

The RMU men’s rugby team plays in the Three Rivers Collegiate Rugby Conference, Division III, which is a member of the National Small College Rugby Organization. The team competes against schools such as Carnegie Mellon University, Fairmont State, Franciscan University, Geneva College, Grove City College, and Point Park University. Ranked among the top 20 club rugby programs in the nation, the team has won the Three Rivers Conference Championship and twice qualified for the NSCRO national championship tournament.
Team website

Shawn L. Crago
Head Coach
crago@rmu.edu
412-719-5835

Nathan J. Turner
Assistant Coach
turnern@rmu.edu
412-397-5215

Club Sports - Men's Rugby

Men's Soccer

The RMU men’s club soccer team plays against teams from around the region including West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh, California University of Pa., and Slippery Rock University. The team plays its home games both at both North Athletic Complex and Joe Walton Stadium, and also competes in indoor tournaments at the RMU Island Sports Center. Practices are typically two nights a week.

Quinton Perry
Captain/President
gxpst249@mail.rmu.edu

Club Sports - Men's Soccer

Men's Volleyball

The RMU men's club volleyball team gives male students the opportunity to play competitive volleyball at the collegiate level. The team holds biweekly scrimmages and has competed in intercollegiate league and tournament play. All interested male students are invited to try out.

Armand Buzzelli
Director of Campus Recreation
buzzelli@rmu.edu
412-397-5448

Club Sports - Men's Volleyball

Women's Rugby

The RMU women’s club rugby team plays in the fall from September to October and in the spring from mid-March through April. The team is open toany female student. No experience is necessary.

Victoria Cicci
Team President
vrcst179@mail.rmu.edu

Club Sports - Women's Rugby

Women's Soccer

The RMU women’s club soccer team plays in NIRSA Region 1 in the Pennsylvania West Conference, competing against Pitt, Penn State, WVU, CMU, Slippery Rock, and others. The team practices and plays its home games at North Athletic Complex and Joe Walton Stadium.

Armand Buzzelli
Director of Campus Recreation
buzzelli@rmu.edu
412-397-5448

Club Sports - Women's Soccer

Women's Volleyball

RMU’s women’s club volleyball program gives students the opportunity to grow and develop as volleyball players, competing with schools such as the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Slippery Rock University, and others. The team practices twice per week and takes part in tournaments throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Alexis Bearer
Head Coach
atbst189@mail.rmu.edu

Club Sports - Women's Volleyball

Men's Wrestling

The RMU men’s club wrestling team competes in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association as a D-II program. Founded in 2015 by a student wrestler who placed in the West Virginia state championships, the goal of giving non-scholarship wrestlers an opportunity to win a national title.

Ryan DeBee
Coach
304-216-8306

Club wrestling

Pickleball

This fun co-ed sport combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. It’s played with a paddle and a plastic ball on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net. Players compete in singles or doubles.

Club Sports - Pickleball

Softball

The co-ed club softball team competes against club teams throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Armand Buzzelli
Director of Campus Recreation
buzzelli@rmu.edu
412-397-5448

Club softball