Now in his 10th year of coaching the Lions 7s program – and 15th year overall – Dr. John Greally has set the bar high for preparation, performance and results.
Competing in the elite division of the northeast national qualifier bracket this summer, the Lions now consistently challenge for top honors with the top 4 teams. By many estimations, the Lions are unofficially ranked in the top 20 of US 7s programs.
Newcomers Kevin Morgan, Kyle Ward, and Giorgi Maisuradze combined with vets Joe Karlin, Senmut Durham, and Alex Cook and led by U-19 All American Byron Henry of Notre Dame put up some of the greatest results on club history.
The year capped off with the squad taking top honors in the club division of the New York 7s tournament over the Thanksgiving break.
The 2015 7s Qualifier Season has been well chronicled through the Lions Rugby Reports, which can be found online.
In addition to the Qualifier squad, the men regularly fielded a 7s squad in the Empire GU bracket of local tournaments throughout the summer.
Summer 2015 7s Schedule
June 9 2015: Lions vs Guyana
June 6, 2015: Lehigh Valley 7s
June 20, 2015: Monmouth 7s
June 27, 2015: Newport 7s; Bowl Winners
July 11, 2015: Hell Gate 7s; Bowl Semifinalists
July 18, 2015: Saratoga 7s; Bowl Finalists
July 25, 2015: Blazing 7s; Bowl Finalists
November 28, 2015: New York 7s; Cup Winners