USA Women’s National XVs Training & Mini Camp Rosters

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani

The USA Women’s National Team XVs has named rosters for an eight-week daily training environment (DTE) and two 8-day mini-camps to be held through November in Glendale, CO. Both assemblies will take place at Infinity Park, the official national training site for the Men’s and Women’s Eagles in XVs.

Players for the DTE will assemble this Saturday, Sept 19, and remain in Colorado until mid-November. Those unable to attend the DTE due to work commitments will engage in the 8-day mini-camps happening at various points through October.

The DTE and each mini-camp will focus on individual, unit, and team skills as an extension of remote learning conducted through COVID-19 quarantine. Rosters feature a number of young and talented pool players with many representing Junior National Team programs.

Overall, fall programming will set the stage for World Cup preparation with just one year until New Zealand 2021. And as the world continues to fight COVID-19, players in attendance will follow a number of rigorous safety protocols to ensure a safe setting for all involved.

Head Coach Rob Cain said:

“A huge thank you to our medical staff, the XV Foundation, and USA Rugby Players Association for bringing this vision to life in terms of safety, finance, and logistics. I cannot stress the importance of what we are doing. The cancellations of our domestic season have meant that our players haven’t had any competitive rugby for almost 12 months. We had to act to give ourselves a fighting chance in 2021.

“We are all excited to get to work and build on the past 5 months of hard work, where our staff and players combined work ethic advantage of our robust remote learning program. Alongside our experienced players, there will be some excellent inner competition thanks to the high school, college, WPL, and pathway coaches who have developed our extremely talented uncapped players and youngsters.

“We see everything as a challenge and this chapter in our story continues to shows our ambition  to make an impression in 2021.”

More information regarding safe return to training and competition can be found in USA Rugby’s Return to Play Guidelines at All members should continue to heed the advice of local health officials to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19


Cassidy Bargell Scrumhalf Harvard University uncapped
Julia Beuscher Back row San Diego Surfers uncapped
Kaitlyn Broughton Wing Glendale Merlins 5
Elizabeth Cairns Flanker Life West Gladiatrix 11
Gabriella Cantorna Flyhalf Exeter Chiefs (ENG)
Rachel Ehrecke Back row Glendale Merlins uncapped
Tess Feury Wing New York Rugby 6
Megan Foster Flyhalf San Diego Surfers 5
Saher Hamden Hooker Life University uncapped
McKenzie Hawkins Flyhalf Glendale Merlins 3
Jett Hayward Hooker Life West Gladiatrix uncapped
Emily Henrich Center USA Sevens 8
Katana Howard Flyhalf Twin City Amazons 4
Lisa Jackson Prop/Hooker Atlanta Harlequins uncapped
Charli Jacoby Prop Chicago North Shore 6
Nick James Prop Houston Athletic 12
Kathryn Johnson No. 8 Twin City Amazons 2
Rachel Johnson Flanker Oregon Rugby Union 7
Bridget Kahele Scrum-half Atlanta Harlequins uncapped
Joanna Kitlinski No. 8 Glendale Merlins 14
Jenny Kronish Lock Glendale Merlins uncapped
Kayla Lawson Wing USA Sevens uncapped
Maya Learned Prop Glendale Merlins 2
Shelby Lin Scrum-half Berkeley All Blues uncapped
Sam Luther Second Row Glendale Merlins uncapped
Bulou Mataitoga Fullback Berkeley All Blues 3
Kelsie O’Brien Scrum-half Glendale Merlins Uncapped
Olivia Ortiz Scrum-half Davenport & Chicago North Shore 5
Jetta Owens Center Virginia Tech uncapped
Neariah Persinger Wing Life West Gladiatrix Not 29
Allie Schrenker Hooker Glendale Merlins uncapped
Amy Talei Bonte Center Life West Gladiatrix 6
Hallie Taufoou Back row Richmond RFC / ARPTC uncapped
Kathryn Treder Hooker Beantown Rugby 2
Nichole Wanamaker Back Three Glendale Merlins uncapped
Carly Waters Scrum-half Glendale Merlins 4


Catie Benson Prop Life West Gladiatrix 23
Kristin Bitter Flyhalf / Fullback Dartmouth uncapped
Ashlee Byrge Scrum-half USA Sevens 5
Leti Hingano Back Three Life West Gladiatrix 2
Evan Hoese Center Berkeley All Blues 1
Natalie Kosko Back Three New York Rugby uncapped
Sarah Levy Back Three New York Rugby 2
Matalasi Morrissette Flyhalf BYU uncapped
Karissa Postula Center ORSU uncapped
Darina Roe Flyhalf Penn State uncapped
Julie Tordonato Center Glendale Merlins uncapped
PK Vincze Flyhalf/center Harvard uncapped


Evelyn Ashenbrucker Backrow San Diego Surfers uncapped
Erica Jarrell Second Row Harvard uncapped
Darian Lovelace Backrow Atlanta Harlequins uncapped
Hope Rogers Prop Life west Gladiatrix 29
Megan Rom Prop Atlanta Harlequins 2
Kristine Sommer Lock Seattle Saracens 13
Paige Stathopoulos Hooker Glendale Merlins uncapped
Nicole Strasko Flanker Life West Gladiatrix 7
Mckenna Strong Lock Lindenwood 1
Samantha Tancredi Prop Lindenwood uncapped
Alycia Washington Lock New York Rugby 22


*Indicates staff on the ground for DTE and Mini Camps.

Head Coach | Rob Cain*
Assistant Coach | Kate Daley
Assistant Coach | Neil Harris
Assistant Coach | Rich Ashfield
Support Coach | Jenny Lui
Support Coach | Jamie Burke*
Strength & Conditioning | Sylvia Braaten*
Sports Scientist | Conor Sweeney
Team Doctor | Terrence Cronin
Head Athletic Trainer | Bri Arsenault
Athletic Trainer | Katherine Henry
Athletic Trainer | Jade Callen*
Performance Analyst | Callum Howells
Team Manager | Louise Stewart
Logistics Coordinator – Denver | Dee Nash*

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