May 17, 2017
NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side
Photo: Todd Bauders, Contrast Photography (Mary Kate McNulty, captain – center)
National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: Medford, NJ 17 May 2017
The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) is proud to announce the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side team that will compete in the Collegiate Rugby Championships to be held at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA on 02 – 04 June 2017.
This is the third outing for the program. The team competed in the 2016 CRC where they were seeded 16th and finished in 5th place followed by a trip to the Las Vegas Invitational where they lost in the semifinals to the eventual champions, the University of British Columbia.
The 2017 NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7s Select Team:
Nikki Ciccarelli Mount St. Mary’s University
Katelyn Comeau Mount St. Mary’s University
Shae Ferguson Lee University
Misha Green SUNY Plattsburgh
Anna Herrmann Simpson College
Emily Lawson College of William & Mary
Alexis Lines Niagara University
Erica Long California University of Pennsylvania
Kiara Long Regis University
Mary Kate McNulty Denison University
Ciara Pettinos Colgate University
Hailey Thompson Lee University
The team is again led by Mary Kate McNulty of Denison University who will captain the team for the third time. She is one of seven players from the team that competed in the LVI in March along with Ciara Pettinos, Nikki Ciccarelli, Erica Long, Hailey Thompson, Shae Ferguson and Kiara Long. They are joined by five players new to the program: Alexis Lines, Emily Lawson, Anna Hermann, Misha Green and Katelyn Comeau.
The team was selected by viewing players at the 2017 NSCRO Women’s National Championships and through the player recommendation process.
The program is open to all players on NSCRO teams. We have an open recommendation process and coaches can complete the Player Recommendation Form at any time.
The program is made possible by Penn Mutual and their continued support in the growth of women’s rugby. Contact Bryn Chivers via email or by phone at 773-308-3430 if you have questions about the program or to discuss any of the players in detail.
About National Small College Rugby Organization
Since 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is comprised of more than 240 men’s and 135 women’s colleges and universities who participate in more than 30 leagues for an opportunity compete on a national level and showcase their abilities to a broader and larger audience.
By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.
NSCRO is “The Home of Small College Rugby in America”.
For more information, visit www.nscro.org and follow us on facebook.com/nscrorugby, @nscrorugby on Twitter and on @nscrorugby on Instagram.