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Girl’s HS All-Americans Women’s U18 Sevens Squad for 2017 European Women’s Sevens Championship

September 15, 2017

Girl’s HS All-Americans Women’s U18 Sevens Squad for 2017 European Women’s Sevens Championship

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Photo: USA Rugby Girl’s High School All-Americans Powered by Atavus

Doug Coil

The Girl’s High School All-Americans Powered by Atavus return for the second consecutive year to the European Women’s U18 Sevens Championship. Last year they lost 34-24 to France in the finals.
This year’s roster consists of returning players Cassidy Bagell, Lolohea Makaafi, Julia Riekena and Kathryn Stowers, while the majority of the team is new.
After some early training overseas, tournament play will commence September 16-17th at Stade Darragon.

The tournament consists only of European teams, with the United States and Canada also invited. The USA will find compete in Pool B, with their opening match against Russia (4:44am ET), followed by Wales (7:29am ET) and England (10:36am ET). Defending champions France is in pool A.Rugby Europe will be streaming the 2017 U18 Sevens Championships online through rugbyeurope.tv. Results will be updated on the Pool B stat sheet.

Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS – Women’s U18 Sevens Roster (Blue Kit/Grey Kit):
1 / 25 Charity Tenney  (United, Utah)
2 / 5  Lolohea Makaafi  (Kent, Washington)
3 / 15 Cassidy Bargell (Summit, Colorado)
4 / 24 Kiarah Mosley (KC United, Missouri)
5 / 14 Brianna Vasquez (South Bay, Southern California)
6 / 27 Emily Henrich  (Orchard Park, New York)
7 / 7  Delaney Rakuita (Herriman, Utah)
8 / 6  Falalua Stowers (United, Utah)
9 / 9  Julia Riekena  (Missoula, Montana)
10 / 10  Alexandra Dimarco (White Horse, Pennsylvania)
11 / 11  McKenzie Borchers (Kingwood, Texas)
12 / 23  Kathryn Stowers (United, Utah)

Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS | Coaching Staff:

Emilie Bydwell, Head Coach
Michaela Staniford, Assistant Coach
Katherine Henry, Physiotherapist

While the tournament consists only of European teams, the United States, along with rival Canada, are special invites to compete next week. The US will find themselves competing in Pool B, with an opening match slated against Russia, followed by Wales and England. Defending champions France kick off pool play in group A, while the Americans hope to meet them in the knockout stages.

For those looking to cheer on and tune into the team matches, Rugby Europe will be streaming the 2017 U18 Sevens Championships online through rugbyeurope.tv. Details on time and access are yet to be posted, keep updated with the Pool B stat sheet for further information. The GHSAA Powered by ATAVUS Women’s U18 Sevens team takes off for Vichy, France on Sunday September 10th and hope to return September 18th with a championship in hand.