USA Women’s National Team Training Summer 2021 Camp

USA Rugby Release

Head coach Rob Cain has selected 43 players for the USA Women’s XVs National Team’s summer Daily Training Environment (DTE). Taking place June 17 to July 11 at the Rugby Town National Training Center in Glendale, CO, this will be the second extended residency for the Eagles this year.

Gabby Cantorna, Joanne Kitlinski, Rachel Johnson, and Kate Zackary will all return for the DTE having spent the earlier part of the year overseas with the Exeter Chiefs.

Coach Cain said: 

“We are in a very exciting and very different place from when we started this journey. Huge credit to the players and the rest of the staff for working tirelessly to get to where we are now. The development in terms of rugby IQ, rugby conversations, rugby detail, skill development, tactical understanding, mental skills, and leadership has been exponential.

“Selections are increasingly challenging. The players’ mindset shift in terms of training to win alongside their evolving peer-to-peer transfer is bringing out the best form of inner competition we could hope for. This is critical in terms of setting the players up for success for our World Cup aspirations in 2022 and beyond.

“When we have the next opportunity to play as a national team, we’ll be in a much better place technically, physically, and mentally to bring our tactical wants and needs to live. The hope is that we have now left the steep learning curves behind us, so we can start to cement and refine our playing vision, philosophy, and identity. There are exciting times ahead and we want to thank the wonderful support from the USA Rugby community for everything they continue to do. It really does make a huge difference.”

USA Women’s XVs DTE Roster*

Evi Ashenbrucker Back Row San Diego Surfers uncapped
Cassidy Bargell Scrumhalf Harvard University uncapped
Catherine Benson Prop Life West Gladiatrix 23
Stacey Bridges Lock Beantown Rugby 40
Elizabeth Cairns Flanker Life West Gladiatrix 11
Gabby Cantorna Flyhalf Exeter Chiefs (ENG) 8
Jennine Duncan Wing Exeter Chiefs (ENG) 7
Rachel Ehrecke Back Row Colorado Gray Wolves uncapped
Emerson Allen Second Row Life University uncapped
Tess Feury Wing New York Rugby 6
Megan Foster Flyhalf San Diego Surfers 5
Saher Hamdan Hooker Life University uncapped
Fane “Eti” Haungatau Center Lindenwood University 3
McKenzie Hawkins Flyhalf Colorado Gray Wolves 3
Jett Hayward Hooker Life West Gladiatrix uncapped
Emily Henrich Center Dartmouth 8
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 8
Erica Jarrell Prop Harvard University uncapped
Kathryn Johnson No. 8 Twin City Amazons 2
Rachel Johnson Flanker Exeter Chiefs (ENG) 7
Joanna Kitlinski Hooker Colorado Gray Wolves 14
Jenny Kronish Lock Colorado Gray Wolves uncapped
Kayla Lawson Wing San Diego Surfers uncapped
Maya Learned Prop Colorado Gray Wolves 2
Sarah Levy Wing New York Rugby 2
Shelby Lin Scrumhalf Berkeley All Blues uncapped
Sam Luther Prop Colorado Gray Wolves uncapped
Bulou Mataitoga Fullback Berkeley All Blues 3
Matalasi Morissette Flyhalf Brigham Young University uncapped
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-Dellermann Prop Life West Gladiatrix 29
Amy Talei Bonte Center Life West Gladiatrix 6
Hallie Taufoou Second Row Back Row ARPTC uncapped
Kathryn Treder Hooker Beantown Rugby 2
Alycia Washington Lock New York Rugby 22
Carly Waters Scrumhalf Colorado Gray Wolves 4
Kate Zackary Back Row Exeter Chiefs (ENG) 15

*Additional players may be added.

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 | Jenny Lui
Assistant Coach | Neil Harris
Strength & Conditioning | Sylvia Braaten
Assistant Strength & Conditioning | Albert Sasu
Performance Analyst | Callum Howells
Assistant Analyst | Grant Thomas
Team Doctor | Terrence Cronin
Athletic Trainer | Bri Arsenault
Athletic Trainer | Crystal Pawlak
Athletic Trainer | Jade Callen
Team Manager | Louise Stewart
Logistics Coordinator – Denver | Dee Nash

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