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Men's Spring Season Preview

By Oliver Samuels, 04/04/18, 8:00AM EDT

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After a long winter hiatus The Doylestown Dragons find themselves back in the midst of a run at some serious playoff noise. The entire club has no shortage of opponents, not the least of which, in typical Mid-Atlantic fashion, is the weather. As the regular season fast approaches, with a weekend tilt against Brandywine RFC on the road, the Dragons are getting outside to practice whenever they can, organizing as many team events as possible, and maintaining their focus in spite of the challenges.

While many teams are hibernating through the winter this wasn’t the case in the Dragon’s Lair. The coaching staff of Doylestown, comprised of Michael Mcandless, Brad Delawter, and player/coach Dylan Hamilton weren’t satisfied with the overwhelming success of the team. They decided to bring in the help of 2010 Men’s National Finalist DRFC Coach and Former Penn State Coach, Chris Amoratis. Chris is a long time club man and has been a welcome addition to the staff. His knowledge is helping to diversify the Dragons and challenge them all to become better every day.

Surely his talent will be a boon to an already undefeated team with their sites set on the National Championship Tournament. 

The team enters the season with a relatively healthy squad. The only long term injury facing the team is that of starting outside center Michael Bondar. He remains on the shelf while recuperating. 

Having already played the majority of the season in the fall, the Spring schedule is as follows:

4/7/18 • @ Brandywine RFC

   1830 Howellmoore Road, West Grove, PA 19390

4/14/18 • vs. Old Gaelic RFC

   Maennerchor Field - 3650 Cold Spring Creamery Rd, Doylestown, PA 18902

(This day DRFC will also be hosting the first round of the D3 playoffs starting at our pitch at 11AM)

The first round of MAC Playoffs is in a location TBD but will likely see the Dragons hosting a rival from within the MAC North. These games will be played on 4/28. The MAC playoffs will be held May 5-6, hosted by James River Virginia. The Eastern Regionals will be played 5/19-20 at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, OH and the National Club Finals will be played on 6/2-3 at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. 

Time to start making sure you’ll be available to travel and root on the Dragons as long as they keep winning! Don’t forget, it is never to late to join for the season! We are always looking for more athletes!

The club hope to see all our fans at home next weekend as we take on one of our fiercest competitors, Old Gaelic RFC! Up the Dragons!