GRR: Girls Junior All Americans
Will USA Rugby's age-grade high performance pathway make more sense and be more easy to follow? According to USA Rugby HP Performance Pathways GM JD Stephenson, yes.
USA Rugby has today announced new naming standards for its men’s and women’s age-grade programs, with the All Americans monikers not used anymore for teams competing on the field.
High School and Collegiate All-American terms will now only be used for honors lists.
Naming schemes are as follows and will be consistent across men’s and women’s programs:
With 367 overall nominations and 1,312 overall votes, Ashlee Byrge and Bronson Teles very much deserve the title of Goff Rugby Report’s Most Valuable Player of the Month. Both players were high school All Americans, and both players were selected for the Junior All American teams.
As the USA finishes its Women's Rugby World Cup campaign in France this Sunday, the next generation of potential Eagles will begin its high-performance journey with the Women's Junior All Americans (WJAA). The high schoolers and collegians will converge on Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 17 before heading to Ontario for the two-game Can-Am Series against the Canada U20s.