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UCSC Club Rugby started their year on Oct. 29 at the Upper East Field on campus, competing in the Ben Quaye Memorial Collegiate Rugby Tournament. Losses and injuries did not deter the team from looking forward to their next match on November 5th.
The UCSC men’s rugby team will face their rival San Jose State University on Saturday. The match will honor those who have helped the rugby club, including teammate Benjamin Quaye, who died last year.
On Sunday, March 7, one month to the day after Benjamin Quaye’s body was found in a ditch along Almar Avenue after he fell and hit his head, friends and family held a memorial at the Oakes Learning Center to say their goodbyes and share their memories of Quaye and his impact on the Oakes community and UC Santa Cruz as a whole.
On Sunday, Feb. 7, Benjamin Quaye’s body was found beside the railroad tracks along Almar Avenue after he apparently fell and hit his head late at night. After dealing with the initial shock of his death, his UCSC men’s rugby teammates are coming together to remember his life and his significant impact, both on and off the field.