Lindenwood Rugby Digital Tour

Lindenwood University

  • Located in St. Charles, MO on a 500 Acre Campus
  • Founded in 1827; Oldest University in Western USA
  • 5880 Undergraduate Population
  • Average Scores: 3.32 GPA; 21 ACT
  • 96 Undergraduate Degrees Offered
Original gate to "Lindenwood College," as it was known then

"Like Lions of old, we're strong and we're bold."

"This team is unlike any group I've ever been a part of. Everything we do has a little extra flavor added." - Sam Chapman (Kansas City, MO)
Our beautiful campus has been constantly changing since 1827.


Lindenwood University is committed to providing a world-class education that is accessible and affordable to students. With an average student-faculty ratio of 10:1 and a strong student support and tutoring program, student athletes can get the help they need to succeed off the pitch.

Our outstanding library and academic resource center opened in 2016!

Top 5 Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Exercise Science, Psychology, Elementary Education

74% of full-time faculty have a PhD or other terminal degree.

Family. Hardworking. Gentlemen.

"I like the small school feel but I love our diversity. You get to know people from everywhere and all types of cultures." - Alec McDonnell (St. Charles, MO)

our roster

Approximately 60 Lindenwood Lions hail from all over the USA and beyond. Over a dozen states and eight countries are represented in our team. Most of our players have played some sort of representative rugby. For most it is state or province, but many have represented their country at age grade level. No matter their background, our Lions care about each other and the program.

2019 Team Photo
  • 43 Collegiate All-Americans
  • 7 Academic All-Americans
  • 10 Internationally Capped Players
Historic buildings with modern amenities
"Everything you need to be successful as an athlete is here and available to you as a student. It's all about what you do with it." - Michael De Waal (Pretoria, South Africa)

Get Started!

Connect with the program on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Fill out our Recruit Questionnaire. Apply to the University and schedule a visit.


The Lions enjoy the services of two full-time coaches, two-part time coaches, two volunteers, an assigned athletic trainer, and a master's level Strength and Conditioning Coach. Most of the coaches are actively involved in representative pathways ranging from Senior Eagle to High School All-American.

Scrum Coach Aaron Browne


Through extensive use of video review and GPS monitoring, our coaches can be sure athletes have all of the information they need to improve.
"It was a shock coming to Lindenwood from high school, but the challenge has shaped me to train harder, learn from the guys around me, and enjoy a new standard of rugby" - TJ Stoltman (Saukville, WI)


Lindenwood competes in the Mid-South Conference of D1A Rugby, the toughest group at the highest level of collegiate rugby in America. Each school in the competition regularly ranks in the top 25 teams in the country--most in the top 10. Historically, Lindenwood has been ranked around No. 5 in the USA. In both 2018 and 2019, Lindenwood achieved its highest ever ranking of 3rd with deep runs into the nationally televised D1A Rugby Playoffs.. The Lions have made the final rounds of this tournament seven times.

Hooker Colten Hernandez (Brownsburg, IN) dotting down in style

While every member of the team trains together, not everyone is ready for top level competition. Our staff works hard to schedule development opportunities for our young Lions while they work toward breaking into the top team.

“No side in the country is as fast from 1-12 as Lindenwood. Every member of the squad is capable of creating something from nothing.” — Rugby Today

"Before college I had hardly left my hometown. Since coming to Lindenwood I've been to almost 20 different states." - Cristian Rodriguez (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)
National Championship rings (left), Halfback Gio Falco promoting the CRC (right)


The four-time national champion Lindenwood Lions have won every major 7s tournament in the USA. We consistently produce All-Americans and Coach Macy works with the MCAA 7s team. Furthermore, several of our players have recently been invited to Chula Vista, CA to try out for Team USA.

2018 National Champions
“Game day is very intense. When you walk into the locker room something comes over you. The match day experience here is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.” - Skyler Mitchell (Placerville, CA)

Athletic Training

An assigned athletic trainer and several student trainers look after the Lions at training and matches to make sure injuries are quickly diagnosed and recovery is swift. Athletes spend less time injured and more time working on their craft. When a trainer is not available for travel, third-party AT’s are hired to ensure there's no drop in care on the road.

Strength & ConditioNing

A University assigned Athletic Performance Coach uses our fantastic 5,000 square foot facility to build our Lions into their best. Our Performances Center includes:

  • 20 Olympic Platforms
  • Mobility and Warmup Areas
  • Functional Training & Rehab Equipment
  • Dumbell and free weight stations
"My recruitment to Lindenwood was smooth. The coaches and staff were great answering questions" - Ayden Hurst (Melbourne, Australia)

Application, Evaluation, Decision

Committing to a college program is a big step. We'll guide you through it.


  • Let us know you're interested in becoming a Lion by doing our Recruit Questionnaire.
  • Submit your official Lindenwood application online.

Once you've completed these three steps, notify Coach Macy and wait. If accepted, you'll be awarded an Academic Merit Award and further financial aid considerations can be made for rugby.


  • As you wait for your acceptance, it's wise to plan a visit to see campus and experience Lindenwood for yourself!
  • During this time, our coaching staff will want to watch any video you may have. Highlights are welcome but a full game works fine. Be sure to let us know how to identify you.
  • You can also ask one of your previous coaches to write a note to us on your behalf.

Once we have enough information on you as a player, Coach Macy may choose to award you financial aid for your on-field abilities to combine with your Academic Merit Award.

For American students, you may also need to evaluate need-based aid awarded to you based on the results of your FAFSA.


Grueling trainings, long hours on the bus, early morning class, is it for you? Once you understand your cost of attendance, it's time to decide. Should you choose Lindenwood, you'll be sent a roster agreement and be expected to pay your enrollment deposit. Before you know it, you'll be on campus and having the collegiate rugby experience you never thought possible.


E-mail Coach Macy or our Admissions Department.

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