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

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…

October 6, 2016 Norwich Women’s Rugby Hosts Australian Defence Force Rugby Union Doug Coil Norwich Women’s Rugby Hosts the Australian Defence Force Rugby Union at 4:30pm on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Norwich University Dog River Rugby Pitch.. This is the first stop of the ADFRU three week tour. View video WCAX.com Mike McCune. The ADFRU team is comprised of 24 members of the Australian military armed forces branches with the Navy, Army and Air Force. The Australian Defence Force Tour will focus on the holistic development of the players and forging relationships between the US Military and ADF through…

September 30, 2016 Notre Dame College Women’s Rugby Downs Life Photo: Notre Dame College Women’s Rugby and Life Rugby Doug Coil On Thursday afternoon, September 29th, two of the outstanding Division 1 Women’s Rugby teams met at South Euclid, Ohio. The rains came and the field was slick, but this did not stop the teams from competing. Life University Women’s rugby was on a mini tour having scrimmaged Ohio State and then playing against Notre Dame College yesterday.They finish their tour on Saturday when they will play against Penn State. Life narrowly lost last year to Penn State in the…

September 25, 2015 Quinnipiac Women’s Rugby Beats Notre Dame College Photo: Quinnipiac Athletics Quinnipiac Athletics Release: Sep. 24, 2016 Women’s Rugby PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Senior fullback Maggie Myles (Emmitsburg, Md. – pictured) accounted for all 10 of the match’s first-half points with a pair of tries, and the defending national champion Quinnipiac women’s rugby team broke open a defensive struggle late in the second half to capture a 30-5 win over Notre Dame College on Saturday evening at Founders Field, increasing its winning streak to 10 matches. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 4-0 this season, after winning the final…

September 25, 2016 Central Washington Women’s Rugby Wins Home opener Against Army Logos: Central Washington University Wildcats and Army West Point Black Knights Doug Coil The Central Washington University women’s rugby team won their home opener in Ellensburg, Washington on Saturday (Sep 24) over Army 63-17 in a National Intercollegiate Rugby Association league match. It was the first meeting ever between these two elite women’s rugby teams. Five different Wildcats scored tries for the Wildcats, including six from Suiluana A’au. Mel Denham, CWU Head Coach said “Army have some very physical and talented players which was a challenge for us.…