The Stamford Academy Spartan rugby program was introduced in 2009 and was one of only 6 teams in the state of Connecticut. It was started in memory of Kellie Duggan, who played rugby at Siena College. The upstart team not only gained the respect of established programs like Greenwich, Darien, and The Harvey School, but also got the attention of MSG Varsity, who filmed a 15 minutes special on the team. The program has made the State Tournament the past 2 years and has had members of the team make Connecticut U-19 Select Team. Rugby is currently a co-op team with Stamford High.