College Program Highlight – Legacy Rugby College Academy


Washtenaw Community College is a public institution in Ann Arbor, Michigan. WCC has an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences. Washtenaw Community College has both traditional and trade classes and programs including (but not limited to): Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. The award winning trade programs that WCC offers are: construction technology, child care professional, automotive and motorcycle technology, media arts, culinary arts, hospitality management, and more. The Legacy Rugby College Academy (LRCA) works with Washtenaw Community College to make sure that the student-athlete is on pace to graduate or to transfer. There are two paths that the LRCA student-athlete could pursue: obtain an associate’s degree from WCC in a trade or study for two years at WCC and transfer to a four-year university to obtain a bachelor’s degree. 


The LRCA staff, are focused on developing the complete rugby player and not just the athlete on the field. They also provide ‘Life Labs’ which are 1-hour workshops on soft life skills that every student-athlete should know. This programs are wide ranging but also focus on a skill not taught in a traditional classroom setting. A few examples are; personal finance management, career readiness, sewing, cooking healthy on a budget, and more. The Legacy Rugby College Academy is a high performance, competitive environment where rugby is a tool to keep players engaged in their higher education journey, while simultaneously pursuing their rugby goals. 


The Legacy Center sports complex offers 2 indoor training fields and multiple outdoor fields. The facility also has yoga studios, spin studios, and medical treatment rooms to help in the recovery process. Players will have access to the high performance training center, strength & conditioning staff, and support resources (mental skills coaches, Life Labs, etc). 

Washtenaw Community College

In State Tuition and Fees: $3,960

Out of State Tuition and Fees :$5,304

Off Campus Housing Estimate: $8,320

Full Time Enrollment: 3,213

Part Time Enrollment: 9,122

Student to Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Acceptance Rate: 100%

Admissions Deadline: Rolling

Size: Large

Setting: Suburban 

Academic Calendar: Trimester

Rugby Information

Legacy Rugby Website:https://www.legacyrugbyacademy.com/

Director of Rugby:Brandon Sparks – bsparks@legacycentermichigan.com

Head Coach:Ben Mateialona: bmateialona@legacycentermichigan.com, (810) 231-9288


Information edited from Legacy Rugby College Academy website and US News & World Report. All images from LRCA Director of Rugby and Facebook page.

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