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

September 16, 2016 Lindenwood Women Rugby Beats St. Louis Sabres Photo: Lindenwood University Athletics Lindenwood University Athletics Release Women’s rugby hit the Hunter Stadium pitch for the first time this season Friday night and came away with a 49-14 victory over the St. Louis Sabres. The first 20 minutes of the match stayed close with both teams trading scores, but the Lady Lions were able to take a 17-7 halftime lead.  Lindenwood used a balanced attack on both sides of the ball to pull away in the second half. Head coach Billy Nicholas noted the significance of playing the Sabres.…

September 16, 2016 Yale Women’s Rugby Opens Ivy Conference at Columbia Photos: Yale Women’s Rugby Yale Women’s Rugby Release The team travel to New York City this weekend to take on Columbia University in the opening fixture of the Ivy Conference. Last season, Yale defeated Columbia 22-5 in a tough match. Coach Wilson is expecting nothing different this weekend, “Columbia have some very physical players and like to carry the ball. I’m expecting them to come out firing as they look to use their home field advantage.” Coach Wilson also commented on his own team’s chances, “I like where we currently…

September 12, 2016 Quinnipiac Women’s Rugby Rolls Over American International College Doug Coil Quinnipiac Women’s Rugby opened their offense after an early defensive struggle and emerged with a 44-0 win over American International College in Springfield, MA on Friday night. With the win, the Bobcats improved to 2-0 in National Intercollegiate Rugby Association play, while the Yellowjackets fall to 0-2. Maggie Myles streamed up the right sideline after an offload by Flora Poole five minutes into the match for an early 5-0 lead. After this early lead the match turned into a defensive battle before Emily Roskopf took an offload…

September 12, 2016 Army West Point Women’s Rugby Tops Dartmouth Doug Coil The Army West Point women’s rugby topped Dartmouth, 63-12, at the Anderson Rugby Complex on Friday evening. This was the second highest total in program history. Both teams now have 1-1 records. Dartmouth scored first with a try from Frankie Sands and successful conversion by Kat Ramage in the sixth minute. Sydney Hawkins then scored a try for Army six minutes later with Rebeccs Stipp converting to even the score 7 all. At twenty two minutes, Elexa Leach went in for a try and a 12-7 lead for…

September 7, 2016 Stacey Bridges Joins Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Coaching Staff Photo: Dartmouth Women’s Rugby of Stacey Bridges Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Release HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women’s rugby head coach Katie Dowty has announced the addition of Stacey Bridges to her staff for the 2016 season. Bridges is currently a member of USA Rugby’s Women’s National Team and played in the 2010 World Cup. “I’m excited to join and add to the great team of coaches and staff at Dartmouth and the women’s rugby program,” Bridges said. “I look forward to being a part of the growth of rugby amongst…

September 7, 2016 Sacred Heart Women’s Rugby Loses Opener to Molloy College Doug Coil On Saturday September 3rd, Sacred Heart Women’s Rugby hosted Molloy College Women’s Rugby in their home opener. Molloy came to play and left with a 45-22 win. Molloy took a 12-0 lead before Sacred Heart Margaret Woods scored the first try for the Pioneers at the 29th minute. Molloy added a third try prior to halftime to give the Lions a 19-5 lead at intermission. The second half began with Molloy adding another try before Sacred Heart answered back with two tries from Allie Rinaldi and…

September 7, 2016 Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Edges American International College in Home Opener Photo: Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Doug Coil Dartmouth Women’s Rugby began their season against American International College on Saturday with a 24-22 win at Brophy Field. AIC fought to the end, but a last minute Dartmouth try prior to halftime and and an early second half try by Freshman Becca Jane Rosco proved to be the difference against an AIC , a team that finished third in the nation last season. Dartmouth Head Coach Katie Dowty said “We intentionally tried to schedule the best teams in the nation…

September 2, 2016 Central Washington Women’s Rugby Opens Season with Loss at University of Victoria Photo: Central Washington University Wildcat Women’s RugbyCentral Washington University Women’s Rugby ReleaseVICTORIA, B.C. Canada (Sept. 1) – With less than a week of practice under their belt, the Central Washington University women’s rugby team travelled to Canada to take on The University of Victoria Thursday afternoon, and fell to the Vikes 12-32. “U Vic is a great Canadian side; physical, smart, and skilled,” CWU Head Coach Mel Denham said.  “This game provided a great opportunity to see where we are as we start off the…

September 2, 2016 Quinnipiac Beats Army in Women’s Rugby Season OpenerPhoto: Army West Point Athletics Doug Coil Last night’s match between Army West Point Women’s Rugby and Quinnipiac was a rematch of last season’s National Collegiate Women’s Varsity Rugby Association Championship. The organization’s name has since changed to the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association. The match featured two elite women’s rugby teams with their opening match of the season. At halftime the Black Knights had a 19-17 lead, but Quinnipiac errupted for three tries in the second half to win the match 32-19. With the win, Quinnipiac are undefeated and lead…

August 31, 2016 Army West Point Women’s Rugby Opener Against Quinnipiac: Championship Rematch  Photo: Army West Point Athletics Doug Coil The Army West Point Women’s rugby team opens its 2016 season against Quinnipiac on Thursday at the Anderson Rugby Complex at 6 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s National Collegiate Women’s Varsity Rugby Association Championship game that was won by Quinnipiac 24-19. This is the second-straight year in which Army will host Quinnipiac for its home opener. Last year, each side won their respective home matches. Army won 29-24 and Quinnipiac won 20-12 while at home. Quinnipiac holds a…

August 30, 2016 Mike Harris Becomes Yale Women’s RFC Strength & Conditioning Director Photo: Mike Harris Yale Women’s Rugby Foootball Club Release YWRFC is pleased to announce that Mike Harris will be joining the coaching staff as Strength and Conditioning Director. Mike, now in his fourth year at Yale, has worked with All-Ivy athletes, National Team and National Junior Team members, NCAA Division I qualifiers, men’s basketball Ivy League champions, and an NFL-bound football player. Mike will use his extensive experience to prepare the players for the physical demands of rugby. This will include programing and management of lifting and conditioning sessions,…

July 21, 2016 Clarence Picard & Tui Osborne Full-time Coaches St. Bonaventure Rugby Photos: St.Bonaventure – Clarence Picard & Tui Osborne St. Bonaventure Press Release: July 21, 2016 Clarence Picard and Andrew Tui Osborne have been named full-time coaches of men’s and women’s rugby at St. Bonaventure University, elevating the stature of the programs to take advantage of the burgeoning popularity of the sport in the United States. Osborne, who won two national titles as coach of Life University, has worked since November as an assistant to Picard, the longtime coach of SBU’s men’s program and director of the Annual…

June 30, 2016 Harvard’s New Rugby Field Harvard Athletics Release: Jun 28, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard Athletics has announced that its men’s club and women’s varsity rugby teams, as well as the HBS Rugby Football Club will have a new facility beginning in the fall of 2016. The new home for Harvard Rugby will be known as Roberto A. Mignone Field. Following a conversion from field hockey to rugby, the new site will be renamed in recognition of generous support from Roberto A. Mignone ’92, MBA ’96 and his wife Allison Hughes Mignone ’94, MBA ’99. The Mignones have…

June 24, 2016 Life University Adds Laura Miller as a Women’s Rugby Coach Photo: Life U – Laura Miller Life University Press Release: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 Capping an amazing year that saw the Life U Women’s Rugby team reach the D1 Elite national semifinals in 15s, and capturing both the USA Rugby and CRC national titles in 7s, the program received another boost this week when it was announced that two elite coaches will be added to the staff for next year. Joining the program will be Laura Miller and Kevin Corley, each of whom brings unique skills and…