All-American Squads: Can-Am Series

All-American Squads: Can-Am Series


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Doug Coil

USA Rugby has released the squads for USA Rugby’s age-grade National Teams for the August 1-7 Can-Am Series to be held in Ottawa, Ontario.

Farrah Douglas’ Girls High School All-Americans powered by Atavus (under-18) and Wil Snape’s AIG Women’s Junior All-Americans (under-20) will face Canadian U18s and U20s in two matches apiece on the campus of University of Ottawa. The GHSAAs Series will serve as their first full internationals, having only played provincial sides in XVs. The WJAAs swept Canada’s under-20s in Bellingham, Washington in 2015 during the last time the teams played.

The GHSAAs’ first international is Tuesday, Aug. 1 and will conclude on Saturday, Aug. 5, while the WJAAs play on Aug. 3 and 7.

More than 70 female athletes attended separate selection camps at Grande Sports Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona at the end of June, a selection vehicle for the National Teams.

Seventeen of the 25 players named to the WJAAs have represented their country as GHSAAs. Emily Henrich, is also be eligible for the GHSAAs should unavailability necessitate it. Twelve of those 17 currently play collegiate rugby at institutions with Central Washington University having five players in the squad.

The GHSAAs are from 14 states and include returning athletes Tiana and Tiara A’au (Oregon), Cassidy Bargell (Colorado), Jordan Cowan (New Jersey), Alexandra DiMarco (Pennsylvania), Madison Jumper (Washington), Lolohea Makaafi, Leilani Mendoza (California), Julia Riekena (Montana), Salote Tausinga (California), Brianna Vasquez (California), and Elizabeth Wilson (Virginia).

The GHSAAs played in two international sevens competitions in 2016, winning the Vancouver Rugby Festival and earning silver at Rugby Europe Women’s U18 Sevens Championship. They also won under 16 and 18s matches in Quebec and in British Columbia.

AIG Women’s Junior All-Americans for Can-Am Series

  • Suiluana A’au – Central Washington University
  • Kaino Ah Quin – Brigham Young University
  • Milla Anderson – Dartmouth College
  • Lilly Durbin – Fallbrook HS
  • Bayleigh Gable – U.S. Military Academy -West Point
  • Emily Henrich – Orchard Park HS
  • Hannah Lewandowski – Central Washington University
  • Taylor Makowski – Life University
  • Yana Manoa – Central Washington University
  • Joanna Moreira – Central Washington University
  • Michel Navarro – Central Washington University
  • Olivia Ortiz – Davenport University
  • Maryjane Pasioles – Sacramento PD PAL
  • Emily Prentice – Harvard University
  • Katherine Ramage – Dartmouth College
  • Michelle Reyes – Northern Virginia Rugby
  • Anne Rolf- St. Joseph Academy
  • Becca Rosko – Dartmouth College
  • Alexandra Stasser – Notre Dame College
  • Adi Finau Tamaivena – Seattle Saracens
  • Kristina Tomelloso – Saint Mary’s College
  • Caitlin Weigel – Harvard University
  • Emma Workman – Brigham Young Unversity
  • Erin Wright – Catholic Memorial HS
  • Ilona Zaishliuk – Notre Dame College

AIG Women’s Junior All-Americans Coaching Staff
Wil Snape – Head Coach
Kitt Ruiz – Assistant Coach
Katie Dowty – Assistant Coach
Annemarie Farrell – Manager
Katherine Henry – Physiotherapist
Kaylee Howard – Manager
Diane Watanabe – Physiotherapist
Terrance Cronin – MD
Craig Wilson – Videoanalyst
Rich Humm – Coach Advisor

AIG Women’s Junior All-Americans Can-Am Series
v. Canada U20 – Thursday, Aug. 3 @ 11 a.m. ET
v. Canada U20 – Monday, Aug. 7 @ 11 a.m. ET

Girl’s High School All-Americans Powered by Atavus for Can-Am Series

  • Tiara A’au – Grant HS
  • Tiana A’au – Grant HS
  • Leireena Anjolok – Land Park HS
  • Cassidy Bargell – Summit HS
  • Madylyn Becker – KC United HS
  • Malery Billingy – New York Rugby Club
  • Gracie Cartwright – Pleasanton Cavaliers
  • Jordan Cowan – Morris Rugby
  • Kateleen Dela Paz – Kent HS
  • Alexandra DiMarco – White Horse RC
  • Morgan Freeman – Ft Lauderdale HS
  • Haley Harris – Valkyrie HS
  • Fane Haungatau – Sacramento PD PAL
  • Emily Henrich – Orchard Park HS
  • Madison Jumper – Kent HS
  • Allison Koenig – Catholic Memorial HS
  • Lolohea Makaafi – Seattle Saracens
  • Sharilyf Mayer – Bishop O’Dowd HS
  • Leilani Mendoza – South Bay HS
  • Julia Riekena – Missoula Valley RC
  • Matja Saarenheimo – Grandville RC
  • Marion Sellier – Pleasanton Cavaliers
  • Samantha Tancredi – North Bay RC
  • Salote Tausinga – Sacramento PD PAL
  • Charity Tenney – United RC
  • Brianna Vasquez – South Bay RC
  • Elizabeth Wilson – Springfield HS

Girls High School All-Americans powered by Atavus Coaching Staff
Farrah Douglas – Head Coach
Emilie Bydwell – Assistant Coach
Katherine Henry – Physiotherapist
Annemarie Farrell – Manager
Diane Watanabe – Physiotherapist
Terrance Cronin – MD
Craig Wilson – Videoanalyst
Kaylee Howard – Manager
Rick Humm – Coach Advisor

Girls High School All-Americans powered by Atavus Can-Am Series
v. Canada U18 – Tuesday, Aug. 1 @ 6 p.m. ET
v. Canada U18 – Saturday, Aug. 5 @ 6 p.m. ET

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