Luther College


The Luther College Women's Rugby Team is a club sport that competes with teams throughout the Midwest. The team enjoys a strong tradition of athletic success combined with community and campus support. The Luther College Rugby team is a member of the Minnesota Rugby Football Union and competes annually with St. Olaf, Carleton, UW-River Falls, Des Moines Women, and Macalester. We participate in Divison III of USA Rugby college rugby. We are members of the Luther College Club Sports. Our team has a tradition of strong women who are widely-involved in on-campus activities. Our team is another way to meet new people and have a great time. Whether we win or lose, we value our time with our teammates and some friendly competition.
Founded in 1987, the Luther College Women's Rugby team has a tradition of preparing for our level of competition, team bonding, and socializing with opponents. In the past, we have matched up with Des Moines Women to play a friendly, prom dress game to raise money for domestic violence. We have a great bond with the St. Olaf Women's Team and we schedule a game with the team every season. We participate in a number of tournaments every year, including All-Minnesota, All-Saints, Rugby Daze, and All-Iowa. We host Rugby Daze mid-April in collaboration with Luther's Men's Team.

Prospective Players

The Luther College Women's Rugby Team accepts all interested students, of all skill and fitness levels, with any or no rugby experience. Any students interested in playing need only come out to practice and join in. We welcome players with experience, and players that are new to the game. We have over 15 players on the squad and everyone gets to play. We practice every weekday from 4:30-6PM at the rugby pitch, near the soccer field. Only equipment necessary for practice is cleats, a mouthguard, and a positive attitude. No level of experience is required, the majority of our starting side began playing rugby in college with no previous experience. If you have any questions, feel free to email the captains, Quinn Meyer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Amy Hermeier (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or our match secretary, Emily Wilson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Our team competes in two seasons a year. Fall season runs from late August to early October. Spring semester runs from mid-March to early May. We have many alumni who play on Women's teams after there time at Luther. We take pride in the bonds we create with our rugby family.