Spring Wrap Up/ Alumni Info
The women capped off their spring season with a win over Millersville University this past Saturday. The final score was 17-14. The lady ruggers will conclude the semester by welcoming back the alumni. The annual alumni match will take place on April 25th at the Fine Arts field. Take note this is a new location. Women are set to KO at 11am with the men to follow.
Winter Practice Times
Winter Practice schedule is released. All Practices to be held in the Rec Center as follows:
With a homecoming match away the lady ruggers made Albright College pay for having to travel to Reading. The women ran out as 39-0 winners in what is turning out to be a very successful Fall campaign for the ruggers.
So much for having homecoming at home. The ruggers travel to Albright College today. Kickoff is set for 11am.
Women Run Past Lehigh
The women earned their first win of the Fall season with a 42-0 rout of Lehigh. Played under sunny conditions. The Mountain Hawks of Lehigh had no answer for the warriors as they seemed to score at will. The women will be back in action on Oct 4th as they travel to Albright College. Kickoff is set for 11am.
Fall Rugby is Back
The women kicked off their Fall season with a heartbreaking 22-12 loss. Played under a light rain, the ruggers played host to the Huskies of Bloomsburg. In a back and forth match neither team was able to gain control for long. Most of the scores were from breakdowns in the open field play. The women will be back in action next Saturday the 20th as they travel to Lehigh University. Kickoff is set for 11am.
Family and Friends Day
The women host their annual Family and Friends Day this Saturday. KO is set for 1pm. Come check out and root on the warriors in their only home match this spring.
Huskies next up for the Women
The women travel to Bloomsburg this Saturday 4/5 to take on the Huskies. Kickoff is set for 2pm. If you are in the area stop by and cheer on the warriors.
Women Start Season with a Bang
The women soundly defeated the Hawks of Lehigh 41-0. The warriors were able to run all day with numerous line breaks. What a great start, after the long break.
Spring Schedule is Posted
The women come out of a long break to resume their rucking ways. The warriors open their spring season with a March 29th clash at Lehigh University. Kickoff is set for 11am. Stay tuned to the site for updates.
Spring Schedule is Posted
The lady ruggers spring schedule is now posted. They have a few open dates for now. Look for updates to come. The warriors open their season with a March 29th clash at Lehigh University. Kickoff is set for 11am. Their season will conclude with a match against the alumni on May 3rd.
Women get back to Practice
The women who took off the Fall season are back at with spring practice. For now they are inside at the Rec Center. Practices are being held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 9-11pm. Once the warmer weather returns they will be moving back outside to the rugby field.
Williamson Named to US National Team
Sheara Williamson '99 has been named by the US Women's
National Team Head Coach Kathy Flores an ESU alumni herself to the national team
for two upcoming matches versus Canada. Below is the article about the team. August 7, 2007 -
The US national women's team yesterday announced the squad of players set to
play Canada August 27 and 29. USA Squad for August Series with Canada
The series of matches was intended to be something of an NA4 for women, but has now been reduced to two games between the same two squads. The games will be held at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. The Eagles will assemble Friday, August 24 to prepare for the two matches.
Head coach Kathy Flores was true to her word to target youth, as only a few players from last year's World Cup squad, notable flanker Kristen Zdanczewicz and prop Jamie Burke, are back for 2007 and the beginning of new World Cup cycle.
Several players who were first exposed to international play through the 7s program are in, as well as a host of graduates from the USA U23 team. In addition, Flores has selected for the first time a graduate of the four-year-old U19 program, with Cornell standout Meg Crapster-Pregont given a shot.
And while the top clubs like Berkeley, Minnesota and New York have players on this club, Philadelphia has four players names, and Cleveland also has one names as NASC MVP Sara Leary is on the squad.
Many questions remain regarding the USA women's team. With Burke a star already at prop, Mari Wallace back at hooker, and Zdancewicz the queen of the back row, there remains huge questions about who will patrol the lock position. Scrumhalf, too, is open, but there are several experienced players, probably led by previously-capped Rose Whitmore, there. Flyhalf is compeltely wide open. Flores brought in Heather Hale to play there in 2006, opting for experience. Now she has youth and someone who needs to step up.
If someone does, they have a host of very talented players on the outside.
Stacy Baker (Philadelphia)
Stacy Bennett (NOVA)
Jamie Burke (Berkeley)
Lisa Butts (Unattached)
Meg Crapster-Pregont (Cornell University)
Mel Denham (Beantown)
Liz Dilley (Washington)
Farrah Douglas (Chicago Northshore)
Carrie Dubray (New York)
Allyson Hemstreet (Berkeley)
Heather Jennings (Seattle)
Lynelle Kugler (Glendale)
Jamie Lange (Glendale)
Jenny Menke (Minnesota Valkyries)
Chris Trucano (Twin Cities)
Mari Wallace (Berkeley)
Kristen Zdancewicz (Minnesota Valkyries)
Katy Hertel (Minnesota Valkyries)
Mel Kanuk (Maryland)
Ashley Kmiecik (Emerald City)
Sara Leary (Cleveland)
Vanesha McGee (Philadelphia)
San Juanita Moreno (ORSU)
Elise Myer (Philadelphia)
Jossy Tseng (Stanford)
Kitt Wagner (Beantown)
Maura Weikman (New York)
Sheara Williamson (Philadelphia)
Rose Whitmore (Berkeley)
Wendy Young (Austin)
Sheara Williamson '99 has been named by the US Women's National Team Head Coach Kathy Flores an ESU alumni herself to the national team for two upcoming matches versus Canada. Below is the article about the team.
August 7, 2007 -
The US national women's team yesterday announced the squad of players set to
play Canada August 27 and 29.
USA Squad for August Series with Canada
Women to Host Alumni on May 5th
The women look to wrap up the spring season by hosting their annual alumni match. Kickoff for the game is at 11am. We look forward to seeing all the women players from the past lace up the boots one more time. See you at the Rugby Field this Saturday.
Ruggers Host Round Robin 4/14/07
The women this Saturday will host a round robin. Three schools will make the trek to the Pocono Mountain for a full day of rugby. The teams that will be attending are Providence College, Drexel University, and Mary Washington University. The first match will kick off at 10am and last match will start at 3:45pm. Calling all rugby fans this is a day to be missed. We'll see you at the Rugby Field this Saturday. Below is the schedule for the day:
Warriors Travel to Bloomsburg
The women travel this Saturday to Bloomsburg. The ruggers look to kick their spring season in high gear. Though down some numbers due to injuries and other outside commitments the women remain strong and are ready for another tough match with the Huskies. Kickoff is set for 11am at BU's rugby field. We look forward to having all supporters in the area come out and cheer on the ruggers.
The Spring '07 schedule is just about set. Please make sure you are making plans now. Please remember that some dates, times, or locations could change. Try to be as flexible as possible. Continue to check the schedule and news page for any updates. Think Spring!
The warriors held their Fall Banquet on Dec 10th. Team members, family, and friends gathered in the Keystone Room to celebrate the past the year. A great time was had by all. Next up for the women indoor practice, coming the end of January. Below are the award winners from the banquet:
Support Award: Most Improved
Krista Prendergast Katie Gilligan
Big Crunch: MVP Rookie
Carolyn Jablonouski Megan Martin
MVP Pack: MVP Back:
Rachel Riccardo Kate Deem
Kate Deem, Nicole Bevacqua, Megan Nolan
2 From ESU make EPRU U23 Team
Kate Deem and Christa Billias made the EPRU U23 team. The team is comprised of the best rugby players from the 30 women's college teams in the conference. The two players traveled with the team and competed against the Potomac All-stars (made of the colleges in the DC and Maryland area) and the Virginia College All-stars. The event was held in Baltimore, Md. Both players did an outstanding job at the event and represented the university with class. Congrats to both players on a job well done.
Women close out Fall season
The warriors will finish their Fall season this Saturday at Millersville University. After a very sloppy 41-0 homecoming win over Lehigh University the women look to finish the Fall with a complete team effort. Kickoff is set for 11am. Check back here for match updates.
Ruggers lose to TCNJ
The warriors lost this Saturday to TCNJ. Final score was 25-10. TCNJ was able to power ahead with a strong performance from their pack. The lady ruggers had their chances but could not take advantage of them. Some bad passes, knock-ons and a try saving tackle or two from TCNJ were all the difference in the match. If a few more bounces would have gone the warriors way the end result could have easily been different. Next up for ruggers is Homecoming. The women will host Lehigh University. Kickoff is set 11am. Come out and support the warriors in their final home match of the Fall season.
Ruggers host Temple University 10/7/06
The warriors open their league play this Saturday. The ruggers play host to Temple University. Temple is a very tough and talented team. The women will be tested throughout the match. Kickoff is set for 11am. Come on down and join us at the Rugby Field to cheer on the warriors!
Ruggers host Columbia University 9/30/06
The warriors play host this Saturday as Columbia University comes to town. While an unfamiliar foe, Columbia has always been known as a solid team that never backs down from a challenge. It looks to be a good match-up as Columbia should test the warriors throughout. This is the third and final pre-season match for the ruggers as they continue to prepare for their league play to begin next week. Kickoff is set for 11am. Join us at the Rugby Field to cheer on the Warriors!
Warriors travel to Bryn Mawr
The women ruggers have their second match this Fall. They will be on the road this weekend, with a clash with Bryn Mawr College. Kickoff has been changed to 10am. After the match look for a game recap and stats under match reports. Any fans or alums in the Philly area should make the trip out and support the warriors.
Warriors open Season with Win
The women warriors marked the start of the Fall season with a convincing victory today. The ruggers defeated the University of Scranton 51-0. Played in wet and muddy conditions, the ESU women were able to control the scrum and most set pieces today. It was great to see many old and new faces either getting their first rugby experience or playing a new position. The warriors look to continue their momentum into next Saturday's clash with Bryn Mawr. Stay tuned for more info about the Bryn Mawr match.......
Women Kickoff Season this Saturday
The women ruggers will play their first match of the Fall this Saturday. The warriors will host the University of Scranton. Kickoff is set for 11am. With many new players out for the team. The women look forward to getting back out onto the pitch and have some fun. Everyone make your way down to the Rugby Field and come cheer the warriors on.
1st Practice of Season August 28th
The first practice of the Fall season will be held on Monday August 28th. It will be at the Rugby Field starting at 4pm. Please bring your gear and any new players. It will be both a meeting and practice session. Any returning player also needs to bring their insurance card, dues, and a pen. Any questions contact Kevin Castner.
Fall Schedule is Set! (8/7/06)
The Fall schedule is complete. All dates are filled. Please update your calendar. I'll post any changes if they occur.
Change in Fall Schedule
The kickoff time for the match on September 16th at Bryn Mawr has been changed. The new kickoff time is 2pm. Please note and adjust your schedule to make the match.
The Fall schedule is almost set. There is still one open date that needs to be filled. Check it over and start making your plans now.
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