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USA Rugby Women's Age-Grade Camp Players Named

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USA Rugby Women's Age-Grade Camp Players Named

The natiional age-grade hopefuls are back on the field. Brian Jackson photo.

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (USA Rugby Release) — For the first time since 2019, USA Rugby Pathways will bring 82 women’s U18 and U20 players to the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA for Winter Camp 2021 from December 27 to January 1.

Featuring two primary age groups in the age-grade pipeline, players will train and compete under the guidance of junior national team staff with senior national team coaches watching and reviewing performances for the new year. As both the USA Women’s 7s and Women’s XVs National Teams are entering their respective World Cup years, players at Winter Camp have an exciting opportunity to position themselves for a spot in either or both player pools.

With the recent announcement of a National U23 Women’s Competition to begin in June of 2022 and take place annually, players have even more selection opportunities ahead.

Players were selected for Winter Camp from National Development Programs, USA Rugby’s Talent ID Days, Opportunity Days, high school and club competitions. A nomination process also exists and is accessible at pathways.usa.rugby.

“Since our last 15s focused pathway camp two years ago, our player pool has changed dramatically," said Martha Daines, Women’s HP Pathways Manager and U18 Head Coach. "Players have aged out of the pathway programs into senior club rugby, entered college or the workforce from high school or moved from middle school to high school playing environments.

“For this camp, the majority of the U18 players and about half of the U20 players are attending a national pathway camp for the very first time. We look forward to seeing how they can learn and adapt to the environment we create and the challenges we provide during camp.

“Identifying and nominating this new group of talented players has been the work of many— Eagle Eye scouts, National Development Programs, local, regional and national coaches— in a variety of venues and competitions. We’ll continue to work to expand and reinvigorate our player pool in the coming year.”

STAFF
Women’s U20 Head Coach | Joel Bonnaud
Women’s U20 Assistant Coach | Farrah Douglas
Women’s U20 Assistant Coach | Josie Ziluca
Women’s U18 Head Coach & HP Pathways Manager | Martha Daines
Women’s U18 Assistant Coach | Susan Whitwell
Women’s U18 Assistant Coach | Kelly Griffin
Video Analyst | Emily Record
Operations and Logistics | Dee Nash
Athletic Trainer | Anna Unnasch

Women’s Winter Camp 2021 Roster (U18, U20)
PLAYER NAME CLUB U18 or U20
Kiani Akina Harvard University U20
Natalie Allen Vienna HS U18
Paola Arredondo Almeida Summit High School U18
Makenna Bailey San Diego Mustangs U18
Abigail Bartenstein Mount St Mary's  U20
Simone Bautista Los Alamitos HS U20
Gianna Biagioni Springfield HS U20
Arabella Cassidy San Diego Mustangs U18
Akilah Cathey Brown University U20
Aubrey Crist Davenport University U20
Aly Cunningham Sacred Heart University U20
Charlotte Dauser Sparta Rock Girls Rugby U18
Caliann Dietz West Carroll Marauders U18
Sara Dougherty Chiefs RFC U18
Madison Doyle Doylestown Rugby Academy U18
Cassidy Dugdale San Diego Mustangs U18
Faiane Eteuini Tri-City Thunder Rugby U18
Sofio Florio Vienna Youth Rugby U18
Tara Forde Penn State University U20
Leila Galarza Morris Rugby Girls U18
Emma Gamboa United States Military Academy U20
Natalie Garrett Nashville Stone Lions U20
Kellan Gilroy UC-Santa Barbara U20
Emma (AJ) Haughey Fallbrook High School U18
Annaliese Henrich Orchard Park Rugby U18
Annie Huettel North Bay U18
Maddie Hughes Queens University of Charlotte U20
Sariah Ibarra Belmont Shore U18
Asha Jarusinski Woodlands Youth Rugby Club U18
Madison Jersey Tri-City Thunder Rugby U18
Skylar Jordan Boston Irish Wolfhounds U18
Louisa Justice American International College U20
Tohuia Kaihau Land Park Harlequins U18
Jule-Dine Kawaauhau Kahuku High School U18
Kaylen Thomas Raptor Rugby U18
Kelsey Thomas Raptor Rugby U18
Avery Kemora Queens University of Charlotte U20
Dylan Kipp University of British Columbia U20
Erica Kissinger Celina Rugby Club U18
Masalina Koi SacPD PAL U18
Kamia Kruse Queens University of Charlotte U20
Ro'elenoa Lagilagi SacPD PAL U18
Elsa Lavulavu United Rugby U18
Alivia Leatherman Notre Dame College U20
Salome Lewis At Large--Hawaii U20
Sophia Linder United States Military Academy U20
Afeiauupu Mann SacPD PAL U18
Emma McCabe Central Washington U20
Neasa McLaughlin Morris Rugby U18
Merrin McSorley Penn State University U20
Asialeata Meni Dartmouth College U20
Amaya Moala Life University U20
Julia Murray Chiefs RFC U18
Destiny Nash At Large--California U20
MarLee Neiufi United Rugby U18
Cecilia Ollis Wando RFC U18
Leila Opeti Life West Rugby U20
Tiahna Padilla Fallbrook High School U18
Leah Palmesano Mount St Mary's University U20
Lea Preuss Queens University of Charlotte U20
Annekkia Ritter-Truxal American International College U20
Sayler Russell Wasatch HS, UT U20
Melenaite Sake Maui Rugby U18
Abbey Savin Dartmouth College U20
Sadie Schier Dartmouth College U20
Ella Slaby Bowdoin College U20
Danica Snyder San Clemente Rugby U18
Juliet Stone Queens University of Charlotte U20
Kat Storey Quinnipiac University U20
Liz Tafuna Lindenwood University U20
Makena Taumoepeau Lindenwood University U20
Tee Teaupa Lindenwood University U20
Ashley Torres-Brown Aspetuck HS U18
Reese Torticill San Clemente Rugby Club U18
Neti Tuavao Lamorinda HS U20
Mariah Tuitasi Tri-City Thunder Rugby U18
Krystal Tupou Majestics HS Rugby U18
Rebecca Vakarau Bowdoin College U20
Hadley Vanderbush Northern Virginia Rugby Club U20
PK Vincze Harvard University U20
Katelyn Walker Eagle HS, Idaho U20
Reece Woods Eagle Rugby Club U18