NCR is happy to announce Jessie Blitz as the Small College Commissioner for the NCR Women’s programs. Jessie began her career with rugby as a child being a part of the sideline support for her father’s team at Occidental College and the Denver Harlequins Old Boys team.
She never really found her passion for the game until she started playing in College at Western Colorado
University in Gunnison. Jessie played and served as the team president her senior year and was selected as an NSCRO All-American in 2018.
In college, Jessie needed an internship so she cold-called the NSCRO Director of Women’s Rugby, and asked if there was any work he needed help with.
In 2018 Jessie helped organize and run the first Women’s All-Star 7s Championship at Eckerd College in Florida. After the Championship 2020, she took on a more permanent role as Social Media Assistant through NSCRO’s transition into National Collegiate Rugby.
Jessie says she is excited to see how this spring progresses and can’t wait to get to know the women’s conferences and teams better and serve their needs within NCR.
NCR’s Interim Women’s Director Angela Smarto says “We are excited to have Jessie on board in her new role as Small College Commissioner. She is ready to take the next step in her career here with us at National Collegiate Rugby. Jessie brings a contagious enthusiasm that we will bring to collegiate women’s rugby.”
Welcome to the team Jessie, we are excited to have you on board!