The Hempfield Knightmares Rugby FC boys field a U-19 and U-15 side. The Knightmares girls field a HS and an attached U14 girl’s developmental squad. The Knightmares are club teams, open to all high school boys, girls and middle school boys & girls with no residency or experience requirements.
The PA Classic Knightmare Girls Rugby team went 3-0 at the 2022 Frostbite Rugby tournament held at Hempfield HS. Even though they played one or two players down in each match due to player unavailability, the Knightmare Girls rugby team was entertaining, inspirational, skillful, and just a lot of fun to watch.
Knightmare 15 - Fort Hunt/West End (VA) 0
Maria Newcomer 5 (one try)
Jennibelle Stringham 5 (one try)
Bella Carcamo 5 (one try)
Knightmare 12 - North Bay (MD) 5
Bella Carcamo 10 (2 tries)
Bre Wertman 2 (one conversion)
Knightmare 19 - Downingtown 17
Sophia Lasonio 15 (3 tries)
Bre Wertman 4 (2 conversions)
Their first home match is March 27th at Centerville ES, kickoff vs Downingtown at 12noon
Girls Season - Spring 2021:
Brief recap of the girls season. 23 players turned out for the girls team with their experience ranging from 1 year to 6 years. The team opted to play 7s instead of 15's in order to get everyone plenty of playing time. We fielded two teams for each tournament. The team has players from the following schools: Hempfield, Penn manor, E-town, Manheim Township, Warwick, Cocalico, and Wilson. The team is graduating 8 seniors and is looking forward to the challenge of adding new players to the team.
The overall season record through (4) 7s tournaments and one 15's scrimmage is 19-3-1, and at one point both teams had won 14 matches in a row. With the spring season over many of the girls will participate in the Roses Rugby summer 7s academy, and get ready for the start of the fall 7s season which will kick-off with pre-season training in Mid-August and culminate with the 7s state championships at the end of October.
Boys Season - Spring 2021
Annually Knightmares Rugby honors a female and male graduating high school senior a monetary scholarship award. The honors go to players that have promoted and exemplified the spirit of rugby in the greater Lancaster community and have set an example for others to follow.Knightmares rugby awards.
- Hope Campbell (Penn Manor) received the 2021 Knightmare Girls Rugby Annual College Scholarship award for Academic & Athletic Excellence. Hope played 4 years for the Knightmares excelling in both the 15's and 7s version of Rugby Union. Prior club accolades include outstanding first year player in 2018, Coaches award in 2019, and in 2021 Outstanding defensive back, and the Knightmare Fourtitude award for playing 4 or more years of HS rugby. Hope will attend Messiah University in the fall majoring in Athletic Training.
- Nate Berger received the 2021 Knightmare Boys Annual College Scholarship award for Academic & Athletic Excellence. Nate will attend Kutztown University where he will also play rugby.