USA Rugby Women’s Eagles July 2018 Training Camp

USA Rugby Women’s Eagles

The USA Rugby Women’s Eagles, the National Team15s, are in the midst of their Summer 2018 training camp. Sixty two players assembled for the camp that is being held July 30-August 3 at the Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, California.

Impacting the camp was the Women’s Premier League All-Star match was held at the University of Denver Pioneer Field on July 30 with the East beating the West 33-24.

New Head Coach Rob Cain is onboard with his first official assignment with the Women’s Eagles. Both he and the 62 athletes will spend five days training as the program builds a comprehensive depth chart for competition.

The Women Eagles are ranked fifth in the world and will face the New Zealand Black Ferns on November 3 forThe Rugby Weekend, an exciting triple-header at Soldier Field. TOther matches will include Ireland vs Italy and the Men’s Eagles vs the Maori All Blacks. Following the Black Ferns, the Eagles will travel to Europe for a test match with a nation to be named later, an “A” level game and a final contest with Ireland (Nov. 18) at Energia Park in Dublin. The Rugby Weekend will be streamed LIVE on FloRugby with broadcast info for other matches confirmed in due course.

Rob Cain indicated preceding the camp that “These really are exciting times ahead for our Women’s 15s program and I can’t wait to see the players show us what they can do over the duration of the camp. I am excited to meet the players, work alongside them and help them be their best version of themselves. We are going to work hard and have a lot of fun doing it.”

The camp will be a mix of experienced and athletes on the development radar. Included among the 62 athletes are 12 of the 4th place 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup squad, 9 from the Hawk-Eye training program, 2 from the USA Women’s Sevens player pool, and 2 invited from the Women’s Premier League (WPL) All-Stars Game.

Cain added that “We will get a much better picture of the type of players we have, as well as the areas we need to maximize and develop this week. The players will have clarity on the direction we are all headed together over the coming weeks and months; but more importantly, how we will get there. Every journey starts with a few steps and this signifies our first steps together.”

USA Rugby Women’s Eagles July 2018 Training Camp Squad

  • Suiluana A’au – Grant Generals
  • Tiana Au’u – Hawk Eye Training Program
  • Milla Anderson – Scion Sirens
  • Kathryn Augustyn – Berkeley All Blues
  • Cassidy Bargell – Hawk Eye Training Program
  • Catherine Benson – Life West Rugby
  • Amelia Bizer – San Diego Surfers
  • Stacey Bridges – Dartmouth College
  • Tahlia Brody – New York Rugby
  • Kaitlyn Broughton – Life University
  • Julia Buescher – Kansas City Jazz
  • Sarah Buonopane – USA Sevens Player Pool
  • Nicole Burr – Augusta Furies
  • Ashley Byrge – USA Sevens Player Pool
  • Elizabeth Cairns – Life West Rugby
  • Gabriella Cantorna – Penn State University
  • Gioanna Cruz – New York Rugby
  • Lucy Dawson – Philadelphia Rugby
  • Jennine Duncan – Washington Athletic
  • Rachel Ehrecke – Penn State University
  • Tess Feury – Penn State University
  • Megan Foster – San Diego Surfers
  • Jazamine Gray – Santa Barbara Academy
  • Eti Haungatau – Hawk Eye Training Program
  • Mata Hingano – Hawk Eye Training Program
  • Mckenzie Hawkins – Lindenwood University
  • Emily Henrich – Hawk Eye Training Program
  • Kayla Hunkin-Clark – Washington Athletic
  • Leah Ingold – Central Washington University
  • Nicole James – Houston Athletic
  • Jennifer Johnson – Central Washington University
  • Rachel Johnson – Oregon Sports Union
  • Lauren Kenyon – Life West Rugby
  • Joanna Kitlinski – Glendale Merlins
  • Haley Langan – Harvard University
  • Etta Mailau – Utah Vipers
  • Saskia Morgan – Scion Sirens
  • Azniv Nalbandian – Penn State University
  • Michel Navarro – Central Washington University
  • Sara Parsons – San Diego Boogie Boarders
  • MJ Pasioles – Hawk Eye Training Program
  • Anna Karen Pedraza – Scion Sirens
  • Christiane Pheil – Chicago North Shore
  • Katherine Ramage – Dartmouth College
  • Jamila Reinhardt – San Diego Surfers
  • Hope Rogers – USA Sevens Player Pool
  • Megan Rom – Life University
  • Kimberly Rozier – Harlequins (England)
  • Francesca Sands – Dartmouth College
  • Alexandria “Spif” Sedrick – Hawk Eye Training Program
  • Asinate (Nate) Serevi – Scion Sirens
  • Hayden Short – U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • Kristine Sommer – Washington Athletic
  • Nicole Strasko – Life West Rugby
  • Adi Finau Tamaivena – Seattle Saracens
  • Joycelynn Taufa – Lindenwood University
  • Solate Tausinga – Hawk Eye Training Program
  • Lauren Thunen – Hawk Eye Training Program
  • Alycia Washington – New York Rugby
  • Carly Waters – Penn State University
  • WPL Athlete – TBD
  • WPL Athlete – TBD

Women’s National Team Staff

  • Head Coach – Rob Cain
  • Event Manager, Set Piece Apprentice -Tiff Faaee
  • Assistant Coach – Kate Daley
  • Assistant Coach – Wil Snape
  • Assistant Coach – Richard Ashfield
  • Assistant Coach – JD Stephenson
  • Guest Coach – Jack Baird
  • Head of Performance Analysis – Dave Gardner
  • Head of Physical Performance – Ian Jones
  • Sports Scientist – Bobby Lucas
  • Head Athletic Trainer -Bri Arsenault
  • Athletic Trainer – Brit Schenck

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