USA Women’s XVs Squad Named for Canada Tests

USA Women’s National Team XVs Head Coach Rob Cain has named 27 players with two traveling reserves for a two-match test series against rival-Canada on November 20 and November 24 in Chula Vista, CA. Nine additional injury reserves have also been selected. Both matches kick-off at 3 PM PT at the Elite Athlete Training Center with a LIVE broadcast on and open admission for all fans.

The roster includes ten pool players who didn’t feature during the June Super Series, including seven who could earn their first cap.

Two of the players include 2016 Olympian Kathryn Johnson and USA Under-20s player Elizabeth Wilson. Johnson also played in ten HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stops, while Wilson competed in the last two U20 Tri-Nations Cup in Canada and England, respectively.

Kate Zackary will captain the Can-Am series and the 27-player roster features 147 cumulative test caps. The Women’s Eagles will assemble on November 15 to begin preparation for the two-match series.

USA Women’s Squad

Bui Baravilala Center San Diego Surfers 9
Catie Benson Prop Life West Gladiatrix 21
Kaitlyn Broughton Back Three Glendale Merlins 3
Gabby Cantorna Flyhalf Glendale Merlins 6
Jennine Duncan Back Three Seattle Saracens 5
Frieda Fetuu Lock Life West Gladiatrix uncapped
Leti Hingano Back Three Life West Gladiatrix uncapped
Katana Howard Flyhalf Twin Cities Amazons 3
Emily Henrich Center USA Sevens 6
Charli Jacoby Prop Chicago North Shore 4
Nick James Prop Houston Athletic 10
Katie Johnson Back Row Twin Cities Amazons uncapped
Rachel Johnson Back Row Oregon Sports Union 5
Joanna Kitlinski Hooker Glendale Merlins 12
Maya Learned Prop Glendale Merlins uncapped
Sara Levy Back Three New York Rugby 1
Bulou Mataitoga Center Berkeley All Blues 3
Amy Naber-Bonte Center Life West Gladiatrix 4
Olivia Ortiz Scrumhalf Davenport University & Chicago North Shore 4
Kristine Sommer Lock Seattle Saracens 11
Nicole Strasko Lock Life West Gladiatrix 5
Juliann Tordonato Center Glendale Merlins uncapped
Kathryn Treder Hooker Beantown Rugby uncapped
Alycia Washington Lock New York Rugby 20
Carly Waters Scrumhalf Glendale Merlins 2
Elizabeth Wilson Back Row NOVA uncapped
Kate Zackary (C) Back Row San Diego Surfers 13

Traveling Reserves

Ashlee Byrge Scrumhalf San Diego Surfers 4
Darina Roe Flyhalf Penn State uncapped


Injury Reserves

Elizabeth Cairns Back Row Life West Gladiatrix 11
Rachel Ehrecke Back Row Glendale Merlins uncapped
Tess Feury Back Three New York Rugby 6
Saher Hamden Hooker Notre Dame College uncapped
Mackenzie Hawkins Flyhalf Glendale Merlins 3
Jenny Kronish Lock Glendale Merlins uncapped
Azniv Nalbandian Prop Glendale Merlins 3
Megan Rom Prop Atlanta Harlequins 2
Nichole Wanamaker Back Three Glendale Merlins Uncapped


Unavailable due to injury
Stacey Bridges, Hope Rogers, Sam Luther, Amelia Bizer.

Unavailable due to competition in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020
Alev Kelter, Fane Haungatau, Kris Thomas, Jordan Gray


General Manager Emilie Bydwell
Head Coach Rob Cain
Assistant Coach Jamie Burke
Assistant Coach Kate Daley
Assistant Coach Rich Ashfield
Coach/Team Manager Jenny Lui
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Ian Jones
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Conor Sweeney
Head Performance Analyst Dave Gardner
Team Doctor Terrence Cronin
Athletic Trainer Bri Arsenault
Athletic Trainer Katherine Henry


  • All matches LIVE on
  • Wednesday, Nov 20 vs Canada KO: 3 PM PT, 6 PM ET
  • Sunday, Nov 24 vs Canada KO: 3 PM PT, 6 PM ET

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