Club Honors

A history of our annual awards.

Below you’ll find a historical list of awardees in various categories.

Rugger of the Year

The active club member who best exemplifies the core culture, values, and competitive nature of the club, on and/or off the field.

  • 2023 – Collin DeOcampo
  • 2022 – Collin DeOcampo
  • 2021 – Ty Ash
  • 2019 – Todd Chini
  • 2018 – Joe Grams
  • 2017 – Todd Chini
  • 2016 – Joe Birdsall
  • 2015 – Joe Gardener
  • 2014 – Jason Talbot
  • 2013 – Pat Sharpe
  • 2012 – Ben Smith
  • 2011 – Jeff “George” Hoffman
  • 2010 – Phillippe Leka (posthumous)
  • 2009 – Mike Loader
  • 2008 – Vic Drover
  • 2007 – John Paul Kloiber
  • 2005 – Art Sears
  • 2002 – Joe ‘Ozzy’ Osvatic
  • 2000 – ‘Killer’ Dave Grochowski
  • 1999 – Dave “Killer” Grochowski
  • 1986 – Bill Morse
  • 1980 – Joe Kloiber
  • 1979 – Joe Kloiber
  • 1978 -Dan Jones
  • 1977 – Joe Kloiber
  • 1976 – Joe McCook
  • 1975 – Joe Kloiber

Alumni/Supporter of the Year

The club alumnus or supporter that best exemplifies the core culture, values, and competitive nature of the club, on and/or off the field.

  • 2023 – Pat “Sharpo” Sharpe
  • 2022 – Joe Foro
  • 2021 – Dick Lango
  • 2018 – Dan Brienzo
  • 2017 – Wayne Cutler
  • 2016
    • Jeff Friedrich
    • Jim Harings
  • 2015
    • Cathy Nirschl
    • Joe Schuster

Most Valuable Player

The most impactful player overall.

  • 2023
    • Tim Grams (D2)
    • Ben Vanhandel (D3)
  • 2022
    • Joe Grams (D2)
    • Jack Carter (D3)
  • 2021 – Kevyn Drago
  • 2019
    • Brian Strenk (7s – D1)
    • Zach Setum (7s – D2)
    • Kevyn Drago (15s – D1)
    • Todd Chini (15s – D3)
  • 2018
    • Matt Drzewiecki (7s – D1)
    • Alex Mross (7s – D2)
  • 2017
    • Stuart Roche (7s – D1)
    • Tom Fossell (7s – D2)
  • 1988 – Frank Pohlman (Most Valuable Back)

Forward of the Year

The most impactful of the forward pack.

  • 2023
    • Jeff Cebe (D2)
    • Justin Appel (D3)
  • 2022
    • Tom Fossell (D2)
    • Justin Appel (D3)
  • 2021
    • Austin Moder (D1)
    • Collin DeOcampo (D3)
  • 2019
    • Kevyn Drago (D1)
    • Zach Baier (D3)
  • 2018
    • Joe Grams (D1)
    • David Gray (D3)
  • 2017
    • Kyle Cwiklis (D1)
    • Patrick Ratzburg (D3)
  • 2016
    • Joe Grams (D1)
    • Zach Price (D3)
  • 2015
    • Joe Grams (D1)
    • Randy Fendryk (D3)
  • 2014
    • Kyle Cwiklis (D1)
    • Joseph Kloiber (D3)
  • 2013
    • Aaron Young (D1)
    • Paul Castillo (D3)
  • 2012
    • Charlie Wagner (D1)
    • Mark Muench (D3)
  • 2011
    • Aaron Young (D1)
  • 2010
    • Aaron Young (D1)
    • Matt Doyle (D3)
  • 2009
    • Jeff Hoffman (D1)
    • Eric Steinmann (D3)
  • 2008
    • Ben Smith (A-side)
    • Mike Hoffenberg (B-side)
  • 2007
    • Jeff ‘George’ Hoffman (A-side)
    • Greg Vandine (B-side)
  • 2006
    • Dom Kasten
  • 2005
    • Jeff ‘George’ Hoffman (A-side)
    • Matt Gordon (B-side)
  • 2002
    • Jeff ‘George’ Hoffman (A-side)
    • Jason ‘Tank’ Plale (B-side)
  • 2000
    • ‘Crazy’ Ray Meuer (A-side)
    • Chris ‘Amoco’ Greenwood (B-side)
  • 1999 – Kevin Hensen
  • 1979
    • Dan Brienzo
    • Marty Mulgrew
  • 1978 – Joe McCook
  • 1977 – Joe McCook
  • 1976 – Joe McCook
  • 1975 – Joe McCook

Back of the Year

The most impactful member of the back line.

  • 2023
    • Jordan Thompson (D2)
    • Jack Carter (D3)
  • 2022
    • Jordan Thompson (D2)
    • Maquian “Mac” Johnson (D3)
  • 2021
    • Jordan Thompson (D1)
    • Jack Carter (D3)
  • 2019
    • Ty Ash (D1)
    • Liam Hanley (D3)
  • 2018
    • Matt Drzewiecki (D1)
    • Zakir Ellis (D3)
  • 2017
    • Ty Ash (D1)
    • Michael Egan (D3)
  • 2016
    • Nick Vigder (D1)
    • Alex Mross (D3)
  • 2015
    • Justin Patterson (D1)
    • Steve Drobot (D3)
  • 2014
    • Justin Patterson (D1)
    • Jason Talbot (D3)
  • 2013
    • Jerry Petfalski (D1)
    • Ben Nirschl (D3)
  • 2012
    • Mark Fine (D1)
    • Ben Nirschl (D3)
  • 2011
    • Mark Fine (D1)
    • Ben Nirschl (D3)
  • 2010
    • Mark Fine (D1)
    • Ben Nirschl (D3)
  • 2009
    • Phillippe Leka (D1)
    • Ben Nirschl (D3)
  • 2008
    • Dom Kasten (A-side)
    • Thomas Kloiber (B-side)
  • 2007
    • Dom Singleton (A-side)
    • Jason Heid (B-side)
  • 2006 – Dom Kasten
  • 2005
    • Mark Fine (A-side)
    • Jason Heid (B-side)
  • 2004
    • Jason Heid (B-side)
  • 2002
    • David ‘Scrapper’ Scarpaci (A-side)
    • Al ‘Sexu-Al’ Gillette (B-side)
  • 2000
    • Joe ‘Ozzy’ Osvatic (A-side)
    • Chad Schmalz (B-side)
  • 1999 – Todd Martin
  • 1989 – Frank Pohlman
  • 1979 – Joe Landry
  • 1978 – Mike Landry
  • 1977 – Mike Landry
  • 1976 – Joe Kloiber
  • 1975 – Tim Lawler

Rookie of the Year

The player who was new to the club that best exemplified the club’s core culture, values, and competitive nature on and off the field.

  • 2023 – Myles Devine
  • 2022 – Gustav “Goose” Pansegrouw
  • 2021 – Collin DeOcampo
  • 2019 – Liam Hanley
  • 2018 – Kevyn Drago
  • 2017 – Conor Bell
  • 2016 – Tom Fossell
  • 2015 – Joe Grams
  • 2014 – Justin Patterson
  • 2013 – Nick Vigder
  • 2012 – Zack Albert
  • 2011
    • Kyle Foster
    • Adam Thomas
    • Matt Wozniak
  • 2010
    • Matt Drzewiecki
    • Harlequin Rookie of the Year: Mitch Houston
  • 2009
    • Mike Reagles
    • Sean Beuche
  • 2008 – Craig Mattson
  • 2007 – Leon Kendricks
  • 2005 – Will Traber
  • 2002 – David ‘Scrapper’ Scarpaci
  • 2000 – Mitch Caya
  • 1999 – Ben Klemz
  • 1998 – Joe “Ozzie” Osvatic
  • 1985 – Frank Pohlman
  • 1982 – Michael Willms
  • 1979 – Jim Fattigatti
  • 1978 – Bob Shimeta
  • 1977 – Joe Schuster
  • 1976 – Dave Brienzo
  • 1975
    • Mike Landry
    • Jim Orban

Most Improved

The player who put the most work into improving themselves physically or mentally.

  • 2023 – Jared Abt
  • 2022 – James Stein
  • 2021 – Liam Hanley
  • 2019 – Zachary Rafoth (Coastie)
  • 2018 – Todd Chini
  • 2017
    • Anthony Sims (D1)
    • Brady Ludwig (D3)
    • Bryce Counsellor (7s)
  • 2016
    • David Gray (D1)
    • Daryl Bagley (D3)
  • 2015
    • Alex Mross (D1)
    • Dave Gray (D3)
  • 2014
    • Alex Oldakowski (D1)
    • James DeYoung (D3)
  • 2013
    • Kyle Cwiklis (D1)
    • Tony Sims (D3)
  • 2012
    • Charlie Wagner (D1)
    • Zack Albert (D1)
    • Jared Abt (D3)
    • John LeCloux (D3)
  • 2011 – Jon LeCloux
  • 2010 – Mike Reagles
  • 2009 – Aaron Young
  • 2008 – Joseph Kloiber
  • 2007 – Tal Goldwater
  • 2005 – Thomas Kloiber
  • 2004 – Jason Heid
  • 2002 – Chris ‘Amoco’ Greenwood
  • 2000 – Bryan Hintz
  • 1999 – Art Sears
  • 1989 – Chuck “Biscuit” Davis
  • 1983 – Michael Willms
  • 1982 – Bill Morse
  • 1979 – Jan Constable
  • 1978 – Tim McNulty
  • 1977 – Mike Landry
  • 1976 – Dave Brienzo

Spirit Award

  • 1987 – Bill Morse