The Midwest women’s age-grade select sides, the Thunderbirds, are right in the middle of a trip to the Canadian prairie.
The Thunderbirds U20s defeated Manitoba U18s 67-0 and Saskatchewan U18s 41-0 in shortened games on Saturday. The U23s will face the Prairie National Women’s League team later on Saturday. Then they do it all over again on Sunday.
The Women’s Collegiate All Americans needed a late comeback, but they got it and defeated the Ontario women’s provincial side 24-17 Friday evening in Scarborough, Ont.
USA Rugby'a Women Collegiate All-Americans have named their squad to face the Ontario Storm Friday night at the University of Toronto, Scarbarough rugby pitch.
In January 2014, Life University announced the addition of Women's Rugby as a varsity sport for the 2014-2015 school year. The success of the two men's rugby teams is well-documented, having won national championships in both the undergraduate intercollegiate division, and the men's club division. Adding women's rugby was a natural progression for Life U's expanding athletics department.
The Women’s All American team is full of a diverse group of players.
Two (Anne Peterson and Erin Overcash) boasting USA caps in 15s, and two more (Natalie Kosko and Amy Naber) who have received high-level 7s notice, while on the other and of the spectrum, several players from lower-profile programs such as Bailey Johnson (St. Cloud) and Melissa Olman (Molloy).