USA Rugby announces 2013 Women's Collegiate All-Americans

USA Rugby announces 2013 Women's Collegiate All-Americans

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced the 2012-13 Women’s Collegiate All-American first, second and honorable mention teams today, honoring deserving women’s college rugby players from across the country.

Among the list of All-Americans is Hope Rogers, Meya Bizer, Erin Overcash, Anne Peterson, Jessica Davis and Megan Bonny, who have recently played with the Women’s Eagles, and Rebekah Siebach, currently in Residency with the Women’s Eagles Sevens. Numerous members of the AIG Women’s Collegiate All-Americans and AIG Women’s Junior All-Americans were also honored.

Recipients will receive commemorative certificates to mark their accomplishment.

USA Rugby Women’s Division I All-Americans

FIRST TEAM
Forwards
Julia Fortkort - University of Texas (hooker)
Hope Rogers - Penn State University (prop)
Marki Hoyne - Texas A&M University (prop)
Grace Hovde - University of Wisconsin (lock)
Samantha Starta - United States Military Academy (lock)
Elizabeth Cairns - Penn State University (flanker)
Lily White - Boston College (flanker)
Aly Gleason - Stanford University (8)

Backs
Dana Meschisi - Florida State University (scrumhalf)
Lauren Rhode - Princeton University (flyhalf)
Hannah Lockwood - Oregon State University (flyhalf)
Cheryl Johnson - West Chester University (center)
Bonnie Richardson - Texas A&M University (center)
Saskia Morgan - Brown University (wing)
Rebekah Siebach - Brigham Young University (wing)
Meya Bizer - Penn State University (fullback)

SECOND TEAM

Forwards
Jennifer Anderegg - University of Virginia (hooker)
Monica Jackson - Brigham Young University (prop)
Baylee Annis - Norwich University (prop)
Genevieve Ireland - University of California (lock)
Michelle Tierney - University of Michigan (lock0
Kelsey Corbett - Penn State University (flanker)
Hannah Luke - University of California (flanker)
Chi Chi Chuckwueke - Georgia Tech (8)

Backs
Brie Barto - Penn State University (scrumhalf)
April Emerson - United States Military Academy (flyhalf)
Ariel Johnson - West Chester University (center)
Jamie Lawrence - Stanford University (center)
KC Curl - Sam Houston State University (wing)
Noorin Dorosti - UCLA (wing)
Erin Overcash - University of Colorado (fullback)
Stephanie Goetz - James Madison University (fullback)

USA Rugby Women’s Division II/NSCRO All-Americans

First Team

Forwards
Raechel Stimson - Quinnipiac University (hooker)
Jess Davis - American International College (prop)
Leslie Ota - Fordham University (prop)
Ramiah Rhav - California State University Long Beach (lock)
Kourtney Kavalecz - Winona State University (lock)
Katie Rupe - Appalachian State University (flanker)
Maria Imburoia - Binghamton University (flanker)
Bria Spano - Washington State University (flanker)
Candace Barley - Lee University (8)

Backs
Amanda Carrington - Emory University (scrumhalf)
Anna Peterson - Washington State University (flyhalf)
Megan Bonny - Washington State University (center)
Bethany Montague - American International College (center)
Lyndsie White - Appalachian State University (center)
Natalie Kosko - Quinnipiac University (wing)
Danielle Fournier - Wheaton College (wing)
Jessica Gray - Lee University (fullback)

SECOND TEAM

Forwards
Robin Bradley - Wheaton College (hooker)
Jessica Navarro - University of San Francisco (prop)
Rachel Hunter-Schlichting - Winona State University (prop)
Erika Wullenweber - Appalachian State University (lock)
Megan Wingert - Winona State University (lock)
Megan Hannemann - Quinnipiac University (flanker)
Ally Dykes Roger - Williams University (flanker)
Blanca Bradley-Rael - University of Nebraska, Lincoln (flanker)
Shania Brown - University of Hartford (flanker)
Chelsea Vinson - Appalachian State University (8)

Backs
Sharyn Beodeker - Kutztown University (scrumhalf)
Meredith Conrad-Forrest - Humboldt State University (flyhalf)
Jasmine Haw - University of San Francisco (center)
Bethann Montague - American International College (center)
Alexa Scott - University of Albany (center)
Christina Lee - Lee University (wing)
Tory Wiener - Appalachian State University (fb/wing)
Maura Dahill - Wheaton College (fullback)

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Comments (8)

  • Guest (Michelle Hannemann)

    Way to goMegan Hannemann!!! QU!!!

  • Guest (Tim Grager)

    How does the selection committee not place Washington State lock Mileka Grager on the first team. She out played every front line in every game last season including all 5 playoff games. She was the teams enforcer, most physical runner and hands down best tackler. Without her leadership and physical play they don't win the championship. Maybe the selection committee should be people that actually know rugby and watch the games. Totally disgusting.

  • Guest (W.smith)

    sorry to complain... but, Norwich Univ. should have about 6-8 players on these All-American Div.1 teams !!!!

  • Guest (mary ann di bari)

    Alexa Scott ~ Center for Albany State and CENTER OF MY HEART ~ you rock my world and lift my soul! Now, let the WORLD know how Almighty God has blessed you with athletic talent, character, wit, personality, moral fiber -- and a SMILE that melts ice. Congratulations darling grandchild -- You made Nana and Pop-Pop very proud -- again!

  • Guest (Confused player)

    Who made this list? Half of these players did not even attend the first East/West All-American camps nor did they get invited to Colorado or play in the Nation's Cup. As a D1 player who competes against Norwich, I agree with W.Smith that they should have been represented more than once on this list. Hello, they've had players on the U20 national team, multiple 7s national championships, and came second to Penn State in the national tournament in their first year as a Division 1 program! Two words: Ally Day. It's a real shame that some of the best players in the country did not even make honorable mention. I think the selection committee could have done a much better job at educating themselves on the multitude of players that are missing from this confusing list.

  • Guest (Cindy)

    SO proud of Lee University's contributions to women's collegiate rugby. Thank you to Coaches Mike and Nancy for thier faithful and VOLUNTARY work with these fine young ladies. So honored to know Candace, Jess and Christina!!! They are not only accomplished players but ladies of character. :) <3

  • Guest (Guest)

    Have the Men's Collegiate All-Americans been named?

  • Guest (Confused)

    There are players who made the world cup USA pool and the touring squad for All Americans but they are not on this list...For example Elena the scrumhalf from Penn State. She is the best scrumhalf I have played against since I started playing in college and she should've been on this list the past two years. Yet she hasn't even made the list as an honorable mention. How can you ignore a player who made the world cup pool? There seem to be a lot of politics involved in this list if you are keeping one of the best college scrumhalves off of it.