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Girls Stars & Stripes Announced

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Girls Stars & Stripes Announced

Becca Jane Rosko is one of four Summit players attending Stars & Stripes. (Photo: Dave Barpal)

USA Rugby has announced the 50 girls high school players reporting to the 3rd annual Stars & Stripes assembly in Greeley, Colo. The players arrive tomorrow, July 21, and train together until Saturday, July 25, when a final match will be held. New Girls High School All American (GHSAA) coach Farrah Douglas will oversee the girls' camp.

"The goal is to have the best 100 high school players in attendance, regardless of region or location," wrote USA Rugby Youth & High School Director Kurt Weaver, who spoke to the selection of the boys' and girls' assemblies. "The emphasis on invites is to those best players."

Below is a tidied list of the female attendees, including their home clubs. A few state all-star teams competed at multiple Regional Cup Tournaments (RCT); therefore, some players from the same team were identified at different events. There were seven RCTs held, and the Southeast is notably missing from the list (Maryville's McKenzie Hawkins was invited to the Women's Junior All American camp).

"The South is our smallest region for girls high school rugby today, but with focus, plans to add more female players at the youth and high school level," Weaver reported. "It is not a worry, just a challenge we face in several areas of the country. With work and time, we will have national players from every state."

At present, there are no additional assemblies for the Stars & Stripes this upcoming season, but Weaver didn't discount the notion that a late add might occur before year's end, depending on feasibility.

2015 Girls High School Stars & Stripes
Player Home Club All Star Team RCT
Tiara A'au Grant Oregon JV Northwest
Sui A'au Grant Oregon Varsity Northwest
Destiny Arena Fallbrook SoCal Varsity Southwest
Maggie Bourdon Algonquin Massachusetts Northeast
Dana Briosos Fprt Hunt Virginia Mid-Atlantic
Kayla Canett Fallbrook SoCal Varsity Southwest
Rachel Fitch Summit Colorado West
Bayleigh Gable Grandville (Michigan) n/a n/a
Daria Gagnon Southington Connecticut Northeast
Hannah Garcia Warsaw Indiana Mid-Atlantic
Kathleen Gearhart Penn Indiana Mid-Atlantic
Renee Gonzales Armstrong Minnesota West
Natalie Gray Summit Colorado West
Emily Henrich Orchard Park Western NY Northeast
Alex Hill Adirondack (N.Y.) Vermont/Capital District Northeast
Asinaulu Holika Hilo Reign Hawaii Northwest
Katelilna Kaaihue-Afalava Orem Orem (Utah) West
Grace Kiraly Penn Indiana Mid-Atlantic
Paulina Las Summit Colorado West
Mililani Leui South Bay SoCal Varsity Southwest
Hannah Lewandowski Rainier Washington Varsity Northwest
Avery MacGillivray Essex (Vt.) Vermont/Capital District Northeast
Taylor Makowski Northside Colorado West
Alysha McMoore Sacramento NorCal Varsity Southwest
Rian Moala South Bay SoCal Varsity Southwest
Winter O'Bryan Rainier Washington JV Northwest
Bianca Ortiz-Pallen Bishop O'Dowd NorCal Varsity Southwest
Maryjane Pasioles Sacramento NorCal Varsity Southwest
Neariah Persinger Broken Arrow (Okla.) Missouri West
Kailei Peters Orem Orem (Utah) West
Ana Polaulu Sacramento NorCal Varsity Southwest
Jamiya Richardson Cheshire Connecticut Northeast
Anne Rolf St. Joseph's Celtic Elite (Ohio) Midwest
Becca Rosko Summit Colorado West
Hanna Savin Fallbrook SoCal Varsity Southwest
Kaitlyn Schwarting North Bay Maryland Mid-Atlantic
Kathryn Stowers Orem Orem (Utah) West
Alex Strasser St. Joseph's Celtic Elite (Ohio) Midwest
Mckenna Strong Kent Washington JV Northwest
Marquesa SueSue Kahuku Hawaii Northwest
Finau Tamaivena Kent Washington Varsity Northwest
Melelea Tausinga Sacramento NorCal Varsity Southwest
Alaina Valenciano Rainier Washington Varisty Northwest
Caitlin Weigel Hudson Celtic Elite (Ohio) Mid-Atlantic
Elizabeth Wilson West End Virginia Mid-Atlantic
Emma Workman Fallbrook SoCal Varsity Southwest
Victoria Salazar North Clackamas Oregon JV Northwest
Danielle Vervuurt Fairfax Police Virginia Mid-Atlantic
Andria Webb St. George Utah West
Daz Williams Cedar Cliff Pennsylvania Mid-Atlantic

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