The USA Women’s Eagles Sevens is preparing for the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, where a quarterfinal appearance would ensure early qualification to the 2024 Olympics. The Eagles have medaled in each tournament so far, and hope to keep the streak going.
The Team will have pool matches against Japan, Spain, and France. Unfortunately for the team, Ilona Maher will miss out on the remainder of the 2023 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series following an ankle injury sustained in practice and Sammy Sullivan reports for military obligations.
Steph Rovetti, a flyhalf/center will return to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens pitch for the first time since Cape Town in December, following a long injury recovery.
The Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens kicks off Friday, March 31, 2023, LIVE on Peacock.
USA Women’s Sevens Roster | Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens
|1. Cheta Emba (she/her)||Prop/Hooker||27|
|3. Kayla Canett||Flyhalf/Scrumhalf||19|
|4. Nicole Heavirland||Hooker/Scrumhalf||33|
|5. Alex “Spiff” Sedrick||Flyhalf/Center||10|
|6. Alena Olsen||Scrumhalf||14|
|7. Naya Tapper (C)||Wing/Prop||31|
|10. Steph Rovetti||Flyhalf/Center||8|
|11. Kristen Thomas||Hooker/Prop||37|
|12. Kristi Kirshe (she/her)||Center/Prop||18|
|15. Alev Kelter||Center/Flyhalf||37|
|21. Ariana Ramsey||Scrumhalf/Wing||1|
|23. Lauren Doyle (C)||Wing||37|
USA Women’s Sevens Traveling Staff
- Head Coach Emilie Bydwell
- Assistant Coach Zack Test
- Athletic Trainer Nicole Titmas
- Strength & Conditioning Trey Ford
- Sports Psychologist Peter Haberl
USA Women’s Sevens Hong Kong Schedule
Friday, March 31
- v. Spain 12:40 a.m. ET (Thursday night)
- v. Japan 4:40 a.m. ET
- v. France 9:09 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 1
Knockouts begin at 2:15 a.m. ET
Sunday, April 2