LAFAYETTE, CO. - USA Rugby has today named Head Coaches and support staff for its Women’s Under-20s, Collegiate All-American sevens and fifteens programs.
WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The Women's Junior All-Americans have conceded their first match of the U20 Women's Tri-Nations Cup 36-12 to Canada's U20s. Despite a hard-fought effort, defensive miscues and challenges at the set piece proved costly, allowing the Canadians to run away with six tries en route to victory at Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
CHULA VISTA, CA. - Women's Junior All-Americans' (U20s) Head Coach James English has selected 25 athletes for the upcoming U20 Women's Tri-Nations Cup beginning next week.
LAFAYETTE, CO. - James English -- Rugby United New York's newly-named General Manager -- has been appointed as Head Coach of the Women's Junior All-Americans (U20s), USA Rugby confirmed today.
LAS VEGAS, NV. - With a squad in place, USA Rugby will compete in the North American Region Qualifiers in Las Vegas on Mar. 1-3 to secure their position at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Lead by Emilie Bydwell on the girls side, and JD Stephenson on the boys side, both teams will seek an opportunity to represent the United States at the Games October 8-18.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - USA Rugby is fielding a Women's Junior All Americans team in the National All-Star Competition.
Forty-one athletes are in a week-long assembly at Tigertown Complex in Lakeland, Fla.
Head Coach Wil Snape doesn't have every player who is age-eligible who played last year, but this is a deep group nonetheless.
BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby has announced an age-grade pool of 38 women players that were identified at the winter National All-Star Competition in Lakeland, Fla., as well as the various 2015 tours. The age-grade coaches have identified the players they believe have a strong chance to become Eagles and play in World Cups and Olympics.
We're in an age where more “pathway products,” players nurtured in the national age-grade system, are graduating to the senior national team. With the build-out of the Girls High School All American (GHSAA) program, those athletes are entering the system at younger ages.
Kyla Chipman was one of 12 Women’s Junior All Americans (WJAAs) who competed at the previous two Can-Am games. The Penn State junior, however, captained the team both years (vice captain in 2014) and has a rounder take on the most recent assembly and the successes achieved therein.
When Jenny Johnson entered her final semester of high school, she knew what was awaiting her post-graduation. Her older sister was playing basketball at Central Washington University, and in November 2013, Johnson signed her National Letter of Intent to do the same. But after her senior season of basketball, she tried rugby, and everything changed.
So many standouts emerged – and reasserted themselves – last week as the junior and high school All Americans went 4-0 against their Canadian opponents. One of the most impressive aspects of these tours was the performance of the high schoolers who played up on the Women’s Junior All Americans (WJAAs).
As expected, the Canada U20s came for blood today, having lost Wednesday’s Can-Am game 38-22 to the Women’s Junior All Americans (WJAAs). The visitors exerted themselves early on, as the WJAAs struggled to find some continuity. But it was a slow build for the Americans, and the hosts didn't allow another point-against in their 32-5 win.