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USA Falcons Women Picked For LAI

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USA Falcons Women Picked For LAI

Sorensen Award-winner Emily Henrich suits up for the Falcons. David Barpal photo.

The USA Women’s Falcons have named 12 players for the Los Angeles Invitational taking place Friday, Feb 28 to Saturday, Feb 29 alongside HSBC LA Sevens. 

Day One takes place at Orange County Sports Park with Day Two at Dignity Health Sports Park Field Complex. The Falcons will be led by senior USA Women’s Sevens Head Coach Chris Brown with Alena Olsen and Kasey McCravey serving as co-captains. 

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The roster features six players from the USA Sevens residency program and two from the USA Women’s XVs player pool in Kortney Keuhl and Sarah Levy. Club Sevens MVP Teigan MacDonald and USA Women’s U20s player Cassidy Bargell are both included. 

As the official development program for the senior national team,the Falcons will see players with a mix of experience compete together over the two days. The Falcons will face All Blues and ORSU in Pool A and one opponent from Pool B in Atlantis.  

“We spend a lot of time on the training paddock with little playing opportunities for many of our resident squad,” said Head Coach Chris Brown. “I’m excited for a number of our core players to have the opportunity to get out there and express themselves as they carry the flag for the program this weekend. 

“I’m also excited to spend more time with a few of our next generation players as we build through this week. What's been a real positive is the time this group has spent together over the last three months. The job General Manager Emilie Bydwell has done to ensure we’ve had sufficient prep time has been outstanding. Especially for us as a group in bringing in a high level of consistent individuals in the last six months.” 

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WOMEN’S FALCONS ROSTER
PLAYER NAME POSITION CLUB
1. Teigan MacDonald Prop / Wing San Diego Surfers
1. Kasey McCravey (Co-Captain) Hooker / Scrumhalf USA Sevens
2. Emily Henrich Prop / Center USA Sevens
3. Alena Olsen (Co-Captain) Scrumhalf / Flyhalf USA Sevens
4. Alex Sedrick Flyhalf / Center Life University
5. Salote Tusinga Center / Prop Sac Pal Amazons
6. Kayla Lawson Wing USA Sevens
7. Lauren Thunen Prop USA Sevens
8. Cassidy Bargell Hooker / Prop Harvard University
9. Cortney Kuehl Prop / Center Atlanta Harlequins
10. Ashlee Byrge Scrumhalf / Flyhalf USA Sevens
11. Sarah Levy Hooker / Wing New York Rugby

STAFF
Head Coach | Chris Brown
Coach | Dave Clancy
Athletic Trainer | Hillary Stepansky
Strength & Conditioning | Trey Ford 
Team Manager | Kelly Griffin

LOS ANGELES INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE
vs All Blues | Fri, Feb 28 - 9:20 AM PT
vs ORSU | Fri, Feb 28 - 11:40 AM PT
vs Atlantis | Fri, Feb 28 - 2 PM PT