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Roster Set For Junior All American Women For Tri-Nations

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Roster Set For Junior All American Women For Tri-Nations

David Barpal photo.

CHULA VISTA, CA. - Women's Junior All-Americans' (U20s) Head Coach James English has selected 25 athletes for the upcoming U20 Women's Tri-Nations Cup beginning next week. Facing rival-Canada's U20s on August 7th and England's U20s on August 14th at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., English will have the support of new Women's National Team Head Coach Rob Cain throughout the tournament.

"This should be a great learning experience for the players. There is a really nice blend of experience in the squad, for some this will be their first taste of international rugby," says Head Coach English. "On the other hand, we want to see the more experienced players really step up and lead. The tour will be a great opportunity to benchmark as this group looks towards 2020 and beyond."

Of the 25 women's athletes traveling to Nova Scotia, four currently compete for high school clubs, five come from Lindenwood University -- recent National Champions in both fifteens and sevens -- while three play senior club rugby across the U.S.

The team also includes significant experience from Women's National Team players Kayla Canett and Mata Hingano. Canett joined the Women's National Team for their fourth-place finish at the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017; also making four tournament appearances in the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. Hingano owns two appearances in the aforementioned Women's Sevens Series, as well.

The U20 Women's Tri-Nations Cup begins August 7th with the Women's Junior All-Americans (WJAAs) facing rival-Canada's U20s. The following week, the WJAAs will play England's U20s in their final match on August 14th, both taking place at Acadia University.

WOMEN'S JUNIOR ALL-AMERICANS’ TRI-NATIONS CUP ROSTER

Player Name

Position

Player School/Club

A'au, Suiluana

Center

Central Washington University

A'au, Tiana

Prop

Central Washington University

A'au, Tiara

Prop

Central Washington University

Arena, Destiny

Hooker

Lindenwood University

Bargell, Cassidy

Wing

Summit Rugby (HS)

Canett-Oca, Kayla

Flyhalf

Penn State University

Cervinski, Sydnee

Fullback

Life University

Freeman, Morgan

Flanker

Ft. Miami Rugby

Fromstein, Elisha

Hooker

Penn State University

Gray, Natalie

Lock

Lindenwood University

Haungatau, Fane "Eti"

Prop

SacPAL Rugby (HS)

Henrich, Emily

Center

Orchard Park Rugby (HS)

Hingano, Mata

Center

Utah Valley University

Jones, Tori

Prop

University of Notre Dame

Manu, Isabel

Prop

Lindenwood University

Matina, Aniya

Flanker

Provo Steelers (HS)

Ortiz, Olivia

Scrumhalf

Davenport University

Pasioles, Mary Jane

Scrumhalf

Central Washington University

Sedrick, Alexandria

Wing

Life University

Strong, Mckenna

Lock

Lindenwood University

Tamaivena, Adi Finau

No. 8

Seattle Saracens

Thunen, Lauren

Flanker

University of California Santa Barbara

Tuilaepa, Penina

Prop

Lindenwood University

Wilson, Elizabeth

Flanker

Northern Virginia Rugby (NOVA)

Tancredi, Samantha

Lock

North Bay Rugby (HS)

WOMEN'S JUNIOR ALL-AMERICANS’ U20 TRI-NATIONS CUP STAFF

WJAA Head Coach - James English

Coach - Rob Cain (Head Coach of Women's 15s National Team)

Coach - Kate Daley

Strength & Conditioning Coach - Ian Jones

Athletic Trainer - Katherine Henry

Team Manager - Kirstin Maurer

Pathway Manager - Anna Kunkel

WOMEN'S JUNIOR ALL-AMERICANS’ U20 TRI-NATIONS CUP SCHEDULE

vs Canada U20s

Tue, August 7 - 7:30 PM ET

Acadia University

 

vs England U20s

Tue, August 14 - 7:30 PM ET

Acadia University