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Women’s College Rugby: D1 Elite, D1, DII and NSCRO. National Intercollegiate  Rugby Association has NCAA D1-III divisions.

March 21, 2017 Washington State Women’s Rugby England Tour Photo: Blackheath Women’s Rugby Club of Washington State Cougars Doug Coil Washington State University Women’s Rugby Club spent Spring Break in London, England. They left on March 9 from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and returned on March 17. On Saturday, March 11 they had the opportunity to watch the Women’s England vs. Scotland game along with some photo opportunities with some of the players. On Sunday, March 12th Washington State faced Blackheath at Rectory Field and the host club came away with a 47-21 victory. Photo: Blackheath Women’s Rugby Club On…

March 20, 2017 Lindenwood Women’s Rugby Edged by Highfield in Limerick   Photo: Highfield RFC v Lindenwood Women’s Rugby Doug Coil Lindenwood Lions completed their Ireland tour vs Highfield RFC on Sunday, March 19. The Lions saw all 28 touring members in during the 80 minute match and finished very strong to end the match with a 19-5 fourth quarter, but it was not enough to get past the physical Highfield, as they won 32-29. Recap Highfield jumped out to a 10-0 lead after the 20th minute and at the break the score was 17-10 to Highfield. Highfield increased their…

March 16, 2017 Vassar Women’s Rugby Lose to Instituto Nacional de Educacion Fisica Photo: Vassar Athletics Doug Coil The Vassar Women’s team brought 32 athletes on the tour of Spain and won 29-12 against Unió Esportiva Santboiana (UES) in their first match on March 14th. and then end their tour on Tuesday, March 21 against the Manresa Women at 8:30 pm. On March 15th they had the formidable task of facing the Instituto Nacional de Educacion Fisica (INEF), which is the physical education department of the University of Barcelona, and an open club. Their team included four international players, with Maria…

March 15, 2017 Princeton University Women’s Rugby to Train With Life University  Life University Release: March 15, 2017 Princeton to Train with Running Eagles as Part of Spring Break Tour MARIETTA, Ga. – Princeton University women’s rugby will spend the week of March 20-24 training with Life University as a part of their yearly spring break tour. Last year, the Tigers travel and trained in Hong Kong. “We chose Life for several reasons,” said Princeton head coach Chris Ryan. “One, it gives us a great environment to concentrate on rugby and to experience the wonderful city of Atlanta. Two, it…

March 15, 2017 Lindenwood Women’s Rugby Beats Old Belvedere to begin Ireland Tour Photo: Lindenwoood University Women’s Rugby Doug Coil Lindenwood University Women’s Rugby Club left for their Spring rugby tour of Ireland on March 12th from St. Louis Lambert International Airport and after a stop at Newark Liberty International Airport they arrived in Dublin, Ireland on March 13. The tour was organized by Irish Rugby Tours and featured two rugby matches against Old Belvedere Women’s RFC in Dublin on March 14th and against the Highfield Women’s RFC  in Limerick on March 19th at 1pm local time. The Highfield RFC…

March 14, 2017 Vassar College Women’s Rugby Beats Unió Esportiva Santboiana to Open Spain Tour Photo: Vassar College Rugby Doug Coil The Vassar Men’s and Women’s Rugby teams left on March 11th for Barcelona, Spain and the opportunity to play against area rugby Clubs. The Vassar Women’s team brought 32 athletes on the tour of Spain and began their first match today (March 14) with a 29-12 win against Unió Esportiva Santboiana (UES). On Thursday, March 16 they will play the Carboners Women at 7:30 pm local time and then end their tour on Tuesday, March 21 against the Manresa…

March 11, 2017 NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7s Select Side Team Makes a Strong Showing at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational Photo: NSCRO/Penn Mutual’s Ciara Pettinos, Hailey Thompson and Shae Ferguson at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational. National Small College Rugby Organization Release: Medford, NJ 10 March 2017 Last week, the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side competed in their first Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) tournament. The team assembled on the evening of 28 February 2017, had two practices together on Wednesday, and competed on Thursday and Friday. Sixteen collegiate women’s 7s teams competed at the LVI with the NSCRO/Penn Mutual…

February 24, 2017 Women’s Rugby Teams for Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Release: Philadelphia, PA- February 23, 2017 Defending women’s champion Life University, former champion Penn State, finalist Lindenwood University and 13 of the nation’s top women’s college Rugby 7s squads comprise the 16-team women’s national championship field in the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, set for Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia. This is the second consecutive year that the women’s championship field includes 16 teams, and will also be the second consecutive year that…

Monroe College Women’s Rugby – Phaidra Knight Monroe College Release NEW ROCHELLE, NY, February 2, 2017 — Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, announced today that it will launch a Women’s Rugby program to start in the Fall 2017 semester. Phaidra Knight, a well-known and respected U.S. Rugby “Player of the Decade” honoree, was named Women’s Coach. She will work with James English, Director of Rugby at the College, to build the program. The Women’s Program follows the successful launch of the Men’s Rugby program last year. It will provide female student-athletes the opportunity to…

January 11, 2017 Women’s Collegiate Competitions Committee Discusses Divisions USA Rugby Release: January 11, 2017 LAFAYETTE, Colo. – USA Rugby is seeking feedback on a new proposal to define categorization standards for Division I and Division II women’s college rugby. The proposal, which has come out of the work of the Women’s Collegiate Competitions Committee, seeks to lay out an objective set of criteria for use in determining in which division a team should be competing for post-season play. The document, covering the classification of Division I and Division II teams (Small College and D1 Elite will be addressed in…

December 22, 2016 NSCRO 2016 Women’s Rugby Top 20 Fall Rankings  National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: December 22, 2016 Medford, NJ  22 December, 2016 – The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has just released the NSCRO Women’s Top 20 Fall Rankings. Leading the rankings is Wayne State College, the 2016 Women’s National Champion.  They are followed by Colgate University, Lee University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and rounding out the top five is SUNY Cortland. Over 100 NSCRO women’s teams participated in fall league play leading to the NSCRO Women’s 15s National Championships.  Many of the women’s teams…

December 21, 2016 NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7s Select Side Team For Las Vegas Invitational Doug Coil The National Small College Rugby Organization announced today the players that have been selected for the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s Sevens Select Side that will compete at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 2-4, 2017. “The twelve-player squad includes six returning players from the team that competed in the Collegiate Rugby Championships in June and six new players selected through the player recommendation process.” NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s Sevens Select Side Squad Nikki Ciccarelli  Mount St. Mary’s University Emily Clinton*  York College…

December 1, 2016 NSCRO Women’s 15s National Championship National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release Watch the NSCRO Women’s 15s National Championship live from Life University in Marietta, GA! A live-stream of this weekend’s matches on our website starting at 11:00 AM EST on Saturday. Go to http://www.nscro.org/videos to access the live-stream. The full schedule for this weekend’s matches is below: Saturday, 03 December 11 AM EST/8 AM PST – Wayne State College vs. SUNY Cortland 1 PM EST/10 AM PST – Colgate University vs. Lee University Sunday, 04 December 12 PM EST/9 AM PST – Third Place Match 2…

October 16, 2016 Central Washington Women’s Rugby Claws Way for Win Against Quinnipiac Photo: National Intercollegiate Rugby Association, Central Washington University Wildcats & Quinnipiac Bobcats Doug Coil Ellensburg, Washington, Oct. 15, 2016, Women’s Rugby In a battle between the two top ranked teams in the recent National Intercollegiate Rugby Association Poll, the Central Washington University women’s rugby team won 19-12 in a defensive match against Quinnipiac University. Central Washington now has a 3-0 record in the series with Quinnipiac, is 6-2 on the year, including 4-0 in the NIRA. They opened the year 2-2 on a Canadian trip splitting matches against…