Cal Maritime - Collegiate Rugby Championship

Cal Maritime


Jersey Number
(in order)
Last NameFirst NamePronunciation
(if needed)
(Fr., So, Jr. or Sr.)
HeightWeightYears Playing RugbyMajorHometown
1PhoenixBenitezBah-knee-tezJr5' 10"155IBLSan Diego, CA
2JohnBulaichBoo-lye-itchSr6' 2"255METRancho Palos Verdes, CA
3SeanCarrollSr6' 1"175IBLPalos Verdes, CA
4JonathanDiBaccoSr5.10.205MESan Pedro, CA
5CiroFerrignoSr5.8165MTSan Pedro, CA
6ChristopherHickmanFr6'177IBLSan Diego, CA
7KevynHuntsmanJr5.11155METPalos Verdes, CA
8WyattJuntunenJ as in "Jay";
So6'0"165GSMAShingle Springs, CA
9CarterMalteseJr5.11190FETPalos Verdes, CA
10RickyMunozMoon-yoseSr5'10"195IBLRancho Palos Verdes
11GeorgePetrucciPah-true-chiJr6"0196IBLMenifee, ca

Rugby Union Representing: NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference
Names of Coaches (head, assistants):
Steven Hiatt, Head Coach
Edward Roberts, Asst. Coach
Dave Buckey, Asst. Coach

Current 7s Only Won-Loss Record and all tournament results:
UOP 7s: 4-0
Sonoma State 7s: 4-0
PacCoast Regional @ CSU Monterey Bay: 5-0

Team Summary

Cal Maritime’s rugby program was started in 1998 and gained varsity status in 2001. Rugby has been one of the school’s most successful sports, going undefeated against Division 2 opponents in home matches from 2007-2010, winning 9 of the last 10 league championships, as well as finishing nationally ranked in the top 10 six times since 2009 in NSCRO and D2 college rugby. Cal Maritime’s rugby team twice won the USAR D2 Pacific Coast Western Division Championship in 2009 and 2010 and NSCRO’s Pacific Western Regional in 2015. In the Fifteen-a-side version of rugby, the Keelhaulers have made the NSCRO Final Four twice and was the runner up in the 2012 championship of the National Small College Rugby Organization. In the Seven-a-side version of rugby, the Keelhaulers have made the NSCRO Championship tournament in 2018.