The Stamford Spartan rugby program was created in 2009 in honor of the Domus Executive Director's daughter, Kellie Duggan, who passed away at age 21 in January 2010 of a rare bone cancer, and who played rugby at Siena College until her illness.
In 2009, Stamford's rugby club was one of only six teams in Connecticut at the time. After three winless years, the Spartans miraculously advanced to the state finals in 2012 only to lose by two points to No. 1 seed Fairfield Prep. Now, the Stamford rugby team has caputred its first Division II 2013 state championship by beating Madison 35-24. The team is comprised of players from several area high schools: Stamford Academy, Westhill High School, Stamford High School, AITE and Scarsdale HS.