USA Women’s National Team Rugby XVs Spring Camp

USA Rugby Release

40-players will assemble this Saturday for the USA Women’s XVs National Team’s spring Daily Training Environment. The camp will run until May 2 at the RugbyTown National Training Center in Glendale, CO. 

While Rugby World Cup New Zealand was recently postponed until 2022, the DTE still serves as an invaluable opportunity for ongoing preparation. As the program continues to finalize its fixtures and training blocks for the rest of 2021, time in Glendale is every bit as important to ensure coaches and players are ready when competition resumes. 

Head Coach Rob Cain said: 

“The players have worked extremely hard in our remote learning environment since the previous DTE. We have seen further development through this ‘knowing’ phase and are all excited to head into this ‘doing’ phase. 

“Since the World Cup postponement, we have focused on what we can control; working through our feelings as individuals and collectively enabling ourselves to accept, adapt and hit the ground running towards our new target. 

“From a rugby perspective, another year, the prospect of playing more games and more contact time means only good things for our aspirations in 2022. This extra time will allow us to get the group into a different place across our rugby pillars than we had originally planned for in 2021. 

“Thank you to the whole rugby community for your continued support . Every contribution both financially and with messages of support makes such an impact to this group. We can’t wait to represent our fans when the next opportunity comes.”

USA Women’s XVs National Team Roster

Evi Ashenbrucker Back Row San Diego Surfers uncapped
Cassidy Bargell Scrumhalf Harvard University uncapped
Catie Benson Prop Life West Gladiatrix 23
Stacey Bridges Lock Beantown Rugby 40
Kaitlyn Broughton Wing Colorado Gray Wolves 5
Elizabeth Cairns Flanker Life West Gladiatrix 11
Jennine Duncan Wing Exeter Chiefs 7
Rachel Ehrecke Back Row Colorado Gray Wolves uncapped
Tess Feury Wing New York Rugby 6
Megan Foster Flyhalf San Diego Surfers 5
Saher Hamdan Hooker Life University uncapped
McKenzie Hawkins Flyhalf Colorado Gray Wolves 3
Jett Hayward Hooker Life West Gladiatrix uncapped
Emily Henrich Center Dartmouth Rugby 8
Mata Hingano Center Life West Gladiatrix uncapped
Leti Hingano Back Three Life West Gladiatrix 2
Katana Howard Flyhalf Twin City Amazons 4
Charli Jacoby Prop Chicago North Shore 6
Nick James Prop Houston Athletic 12
Erica Jarrell Second Row Harvard University uncapped
Kathryn Johnson No. 8 Twin City Amazons 2
Jenny Kronish Lock Colorado Gray Wolves uncapped
Kayla Lawson Wing San Diego Surfers uncapped
Maya Learned Prop Colorado Gray Wolves 2
Shelby Lin Scrumhalf Berkeley All Blues uncapped
Sam Luther Second Row Colorado Gray Wolves uncapped
Bulou Mataitoga Fullback Berkeley All Blues 3
Kelsie O’Brien Scrumhalf Colorado Gray Wolves uncapped
Olivia Ortiz Scrumhalf Davenport & Chicago North Shore 5
Jetta Owens Back Three Virginia Tech uncapped
Neariah Persinger Wing Life West Gladiatrix 1
Hope Rogers-Dellerman Prop Life West Gladiatrix 29
Kristine Sommer Lock Seattle Seawolves 13
Nicole Strasko Flanker Life West Gladiatrix 7
Amy Talei Bonte Center Life West Gladiatrix 6
Samantha Tancredi Prop Lindenwood uncapped
Hallie Taufoou Back Row ARPTC uncapped
Kathryn Treder Hooker Beantown Rugby 2
Alycia Washington Lock New York Rugby 22
Carly Waters Scrumhalf Colorado Gray Wolves 4

USA Women’s XVs National Team Staff 

Women’s High-Performance Director  | Emilie Bydwell
Head Coach | Rob Cain
Assistant Coach | Rich Ashfield
Assistant Coach | Jamie Burke
Assistant Coach | Kate Daley
Assistant Coach | Neil Harris
Assistant Coach | Jenny Lui
Team Manager | Louise Stewart
Strength & Conditioning | Sylvia Braaten
Assistant Strength & Conditioning | Dee Nash
Sports Scientist | Conor Sweeney 
Performance Analyst | Callum Howells 
Team Doctor | Terrence Cronin
Athletic Trainer | Bri Arsenault
Athletic Trainer | Jade Callen

USA Women’s XVs National Team COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Players are required to show a negative test before travel, complete an isolation period on the ground in Colorado and show a negative test before training begins
  • Players are placed in training groups & pods in accordance to state guidelines
  • Team members are required to eliminate all community exposure throughout the daily training environment and sign an agreement committing to this standard
  • Symptom screenings are conducted twice daily
  • Periodic testing protocol implemented through the 7-week block

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