Harvard opened up the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) season with a very convincing 57-10 defeat of Quinnipiac Saturday.
The Crimson was led by Sofie Fella, and Arianna Romero, who both scored two tries, while Cassidy Bargell, Delia Hellander, Robyn Beeseleading, Brogan Mior, and Sabrina Kim also touched down.
The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association, the league of varsity women's college rugby programs, is working with Major League Rugby to develop referees, and the program also needs assistant referees and touch judges.
The program is looking for young and up-and-coming rugby officials to work as ARs and Touch Judges to work the games officiated by MLR refs.
Marywood University will run a varsity men's and women's rugby program starting in the fall of 2018.
(Mount Saint Mary's Release) - Mount St. Mary's University Director of Athletics Lynne Robinson announced the Mount will elevate the women's rugby program to full varsity status beginning with competition this coming fall.
Harvard hosts the Crimson 7s this weekend in a warmup to the Varsity Rugby Conference 7s series which starts in a little ore than a week.
Harvard ran out two sides at the Frostbite 7s March 5, and won with their A side.
The top-two-ranked varsity teams, Quinnipiac and Army, won their NCVWRA semifinals against Norwich and American International College, respectively, and head to the first-ever varsity championship. The finalists split their regular-season matches by a total of five points, so a good game should evolve.
The National Collegiate Women’s Varsity Rugby Association (NCWVRA) inaugurated its first-ever playoffs last weekend, and the quarterfinal victors will now convene at Brown University for the final four on Friday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 22.
A couple of conference championships highlight last weekend's DI action, and their results have unique playoff ramifications:
Eight members of the National Collegiate Women’s Varsity Rugby Association (NCWVRA) will initiate the record books, competing in the first-ever championship quarterfinals taking place this weekend. The higher seed will host the match, and the four victors will advance to the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 20 at Brown University.
Dartmouth and Brown won their respective Ivy League championship semifinals today and will play for the title tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. EST at Big Green's Brophy Field in Hanover, N.H.
Where does DI stand? Everywhere. There are essentially three different competitions being contested at the level above DII, and it’s been a laborious process sorting out who’s playing where. Below is a summary of the competitions and which teams/conferences are competing in them:
The National Collegiate Women's Varsity Rugby Association (NCWVRA) has released its latest Coaches Poll, a ranking of varsity programs that are also eligible for the first-ever varsity championship. Only those coaches whose programs are championship-eligible were surveyed.