Sorensen Award News
Fans can submit their nominations for the 2018-19 MA Sorensen Award for the top women's college rugby player in the country.
The award is given out every year by the Washington Athletic Club of Seattle, Wash., and is named after trailblazing prop and Rugby World Cup winner MA Sorense - who has graciously appeared every year to present the award.
It's not always easy to see where champions found that special something, mostly because it's many things that make a champion, but Lindenwood University women's team's massive success throughout 2018 might well be traced back to ... a trip to Ireland.
Game jerseys from each of the six current Washington Athletic Club award-winners are now officially on display at the WAC's Hagerty's Bar in Seattle.
The top two college rugby players in the country will be honored Saturday in Seattle.
The Washington Athletic Club began sponsoring the Rudy Scholz Award and the MA Sorensen Award for the top men's and women's college rugby players (respectively) in 2016. That year, Dylan Audsley of Saint Mary's and Hope Rogers of Penn State were honored.
Sponsored by the Washington Athletic Club of Seattle, the Rudy Scholz Award is presented to the top men's DI college rugby player for the school year 2017-18, and the MA Sorensen Award is presented to the top women's DI college player.
After a panel created a list of nominees, and fans and coaches voted, we are down to five finalists for each category. Here they are:
Coaches of college rugby teams can vote in a special poll to help select the finalists for the Rudy Scholz and MA Sorensen awards for the top men's and women's college rugby players.
While there is a poll for fans ...
Go here for the Scholz fan poll.
A panel of coaches, administrators, and media members have selected the nominees for the 2017-18 MA Sorensen Award.
MA Sorensen was a trailblazing prop in American college rugby and World Cup winner, and she lends her name to the award for the best women's D1 college player of the season.
Quinnipiac center Ilona Maher has been named the winner of the 2016-17 MA Sorensen Award as the top women's college rugby player in the country.
In a women’s college rugby environment where varsity programs are spring up all over, UC Davis is a national power paddling against the tide, and heaving the biggest paddle may well be Sydnee Watanabe.
Sometimes, when you’re cruising in space on a rugby field, the ball in hand, you’ve just got to make a decision.
Francesca Sands knows that, and knows that when you make a decision, it helps when you make it fast.
It's a simple question and a simple, and easy answer for Danielle Walko Siua ...
What do you love most about rugby? The Notre Dame College Sorensen Award Finalist was quick to answer: "Besides hitting people? The sense of family."