June 11, 2016
Women’s Eagles Selected for Super Series at Salt Lake City
The Women’s Rugby Super Series will be held at Salt Lake City’s Regional Complex July 1-9, 2016. The U.S. will play Canada, England and France, all of which are ranked in the top six in the World Rugby ranking.
The event is hosted by Rugby Utah and the Utah Sports Commission and produced by First 15 Sport Performance. The inaugural event in British Columbia was a success and should continue in years to come.
The squad consists of 26 players and with the exception of 3 Women’s Eagles Sevens, were selected from 53 athletes who attended the National All-Star Competition at the University of Northern Colorado.
Pete Steinburg indicated that “this was by far the most competitive camp I have had in my five years as the head coach of the Eagles. Not only do we have 26 players that I am confident can step out in an international competition and compete, but we have several players in the non-traveling reserves. The unified pathway has really helped us get the best player into camp.”
Nineteen of the twenty six players played in last year’s Super Series, so the Women Eagles will be ready to contend.
Steinberg added that “the selection for the Super Series demonstrates better coordination with the sevens program and we have players moving back and forth between the two programs based on what is best for the team and player.” That is Richie Walker and the program.
All six matches of the Women’s Rugby Super Series will be broadcast on the Rugby Channel. Tickets are available for between $5-$20 and are available online and at Regional Athletic Complex.
Squad: Kathryn Augustyn (Berkeley All Blues), Catherine Benson (Life West), Stacey Bridges (Scion Sirens), Elizabeth Cairns (Penn State), Cheta Emba (Eagles 7s), Tiffany Faaee (New York Rugby Club), Megan Foster (Life West), Jordan Gray (BYU), Nicole Heavirland (Eagles 7s), Molly Kinsella (Glendale Raptors), Joanna Kitlinski (Glendale Raptors), Jen Lui (Glendale Raptors), Saskia Morgan (Brown), Deven Owsiany (San Diego Surfers), Jane Paar (Eagles 7s), Sam Pankey (Washington Furies), Christiane Pheil (Chicago North Shore), Jamila Reinhardt (Augusta), Hope Rogers (Penn State), Kimber Rozier (Washington Furies), Asinate Serevi (CWU), Jennifer Sever (Life West), Nicole Strasko (Life), Naya Tapper (UNC), Alycia Washington (Hartford Wild Roses), Jessica Wooden (ARPTC)
Reserves: Baylee Annis (Burlington), Sylvia Braaten (Twin Cities), Nick James (HARC), Sara Parsons (Austin Valkyries), Lauren Rhode (New York Rugby Club), Nicole Snyder (Bloomsburg), Kate Zackary (Eagles 7s)
Women’s Eagles -Women’s Rugby Super Series
v. France – Friday, July 1 @ 5 p.m. MT
v. Canada – Tuesday, July 5 @ 5 p.m. MT
v. England – Saturday, July 9 @ 3 p.m. MT