Women's HP Camp Starts Wednesday

Women's HP Camp Starts Wednesday
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2012
 
Women's National Teams Gather for Elite Camp
  
Boulder, Colo.-- Over 100 of the nation's top women's rugby athletes will convene this week in Lakeland, Fla. for a High Performance Camp next week at Tiger Town, the Detroit Tigers' spring training facility.  The camp will serve as a selection vehicle for national teams and an opportunity for coaches to collaborate and identify talent for the upcoming international season.  The camp will start on Wednesday January 11 and conclude on January 15.
 
USA Women's Eagles Head Coach, Pete Steinberg; USA Women's Eagle Sevens Head Coach, Ric Suggitt; and USA Women's Collegiate All-Americans Head Coach, Martha Daines will all be in attendance as well as their respective staffs.
 
On the player's side, various standout performers from the fall club season including Lynelle Kugler of the Twin Cities Amazons and Phoebe Boone of the Berkeley All Blues will attend the camp along with many other athletes from the Women's Premier League and Division I and II clubs.  There are also a handful of collegiate athletes hoping to earn All-American and international honors.
 
Suggitt has brought some fresh faces into the sevens fold and has an expanded player pool from his pre-Dubai camp in November 2011.  With an eye on the emerging IRB Women's Challenge Cup series, Suggitt will look to add depth to the pool of sevens athletes that already consists of stars like Nathalie Marchino, Kelly Griffin, Deven Owsiany, Pam Kosanke, and Irene Gardner.
 
Joining the two senior level National Teams in camp this week will be the Women's Collegiate All-Americans (WCAAs).  In an excitng effort to give the WCAAs experience in high performance rugby, Daines has named a roster full of talent and youth. The invitees, including top players from college programs like Penn State, Stanford, Army, and Norwich University are looking forward to training in the High Performance environment along side current Eagles and National Team Coaches.
  
Eight current or former Eagles will be developing their skills at the camp, but not only their playing skills.   Farrah Douglas and Tina Nesberg will be shadowing the WNT coaching staffs throughout the camp while Jillion Potter, Jamie Burke, Kittery Wagner, Sharon Blaney, Kate Daley, and Melanie Denham will go through course leader training from the USA Rugby Coach Development Department so they will be equipped to run their own clinics and coach trainings. 
 

Women's Eagle Sevens Player Pool: 

Name

Current Team

Deven Owsiany

Penn State

Kimber Rozier

North Carolina

Corey Fredericks

New Orleans Half Moons

Kelly Griffin

Berkeley All Blues

Sadie Anderson

Penn State

Kaelene Lundstrum

Twin Cities Amazons

Pam Kosanke

Chicago North Shore

Lauren Hoeck

NOVA

Ryan Carlyle

Raleigh Venom

Irene Gardner

Berkeley All Blues

Katie Dowty

Beantown

Jane Paar

Navy 

Cristina Mastrangelo

Chicago North Shore

Tyra Mcgrady

Glendale Raptors

Emilie Bydwell

San Diego Surfers

Eilzabeth Black

NOVA Women's Rugby Team

Victoria Folayan

Berkeley All Blues

Cade Jayda Hildreth

Sydenham Rugby, KUSA Rugby (New Zealand)

Nathalie Marchino

Berkeley All Blues

Kathryn Pavao

 At Large

Rebekah Siebach

Women's Cougar Rugby

Amy Daniels

Beantown

Natasha Kai

At Large

Vanesha McGee

NYRC

Jessica Peterson

Beantown

Amy Naber

Arizona

Christy Ringgenberg

Minnesota Valkyries

Elaine Gardner

Berkeley All Blues

Kayla Vlachos

Central Florida

 

 Women's Collegiate All-Americans Player Pool: 

Melissa Krug

Minnesota

Colleen Carey

Colorado

Nwakaego Onyekwere

Penn State

Alycia Washington

Connecticut

Brittany Houston

UW-Milwaukee

Amelia Bizer

At Large

Hannah Lockwood 

Oregon State 

Evelyn Ashenbrucker

UC San Diego

Jennifer Sandifer

Navy

Rachel Ryan

Wyoming 

Kyandrea Mcknight

Central Florida

Kristi Jackson

Women's Cougar Rugby

Samantha Wright

Women's Cougar Rugby

Shakeela Faulkner

Brown

Mackenzie Lewis

Colorado Mesa University 

Wendy Sherman

Colorado State 

Kyle Armstrong

Penn State

Kaitlyn Kelly

West Point (Army)

Grace Hovde

Wisconsin

Maureen Kelly

North Carolina State

Mileka Grager

Washington State

Megan Bonny

Washington State

Simone Lumsden

Texas

Jessica Peterson

East Carolina

Anne McCarthy

North Carolina

Margaret Leonard

Penn State 

Elena Cantorna

Penn State

Mary McCarthy

Michigan

Blaine Martin

Brown

Carrie Moss

North Carolina

Debbie Stenoien

Minnesota

Kelsey Mcilonie

UC San Diego

Autumn Murrill

Austin Valkyries

Chelsea Garber

Brown

Gabrielle Dixon

Longwood University

Ashley Okonta

 Notre Dame

Stacia Simonsen

Michigan

Hannah Bushey

Norwich University 

Julia Fortkort

Texas 

Kiana Saluni

Oregon State

Chloe Harper

Tennessee

Women's Eagles (15s) Player Pool:

Laura Miller

London Saracens

Hannah Stolba

Glendale

Sylvia Braaten

Twin Cities Amazons

Kittery Wagner

Glendale

Kathleen Daley

Chicago Northshore

Stacey Bridges

Twin Cities Amazons

Rachel Primo

NOVA

Annie Zeigler

At Large

Sarah Wilson

Glendale

Desiree Markovich

Twin Cities Amazons

Erica Cavanaugh

NOVA

Anne McClain

Atlanta

Rebecca Brafman

New York Rugby Club

Lisa Butts

ORSU

Jamie Burke

Raleigh

Mel Denham

Beantown

Claire Ray

Chicago North Shore

Jillion Potter

Glendale

Shaina Turley

San Diego Surfers

Sarah Walsh

Chicago North Shore

Stacey Baker

Keystone

Lynelle Kugler

Twin Cities Amazons

Alison Worman

Keystone

Samantha Pankey

James River Rugby

Caroline White

Seattle Breakers

Sharon Blaney

ORSU

Melissa Smit

Belmont Shore

Francine Bray

Austin Valkyries

Tiffany Gjestvang

Twin Cities Amazons

Elizabeth Fierman

Beantown

Krisitn Giuliano

Washington DC Furies

Jeanna Beard

Washington DC Furies

Sarah Chobot

Minnesota Valkyries

Lauren Daly

Minnesota Valkyries

Amanda Kingzett

Twin Cities Amazons

Kathryn Augustyn

Berkeley All Blues

Kaitlin Joerger

NOVA

Lucy Croy

Berkeley All Blues

Ashley Mulford

Twin Cities Amazons

Phoebe Boone

Berkeley All Blues

Jaime Lange

Glendale

Bethany Wilson

Glendale

Marea Blue

San Diego Surfers

Andrea Prusinski

Glendale

Jennifer Lui

Chicago North Shore

Nicole Humphrey

New York Rugby Club

Tonya Ansel

Glendale

San Juanita Moreno

ORSU

Deanna McGillivray

Albuquerque Atomic Sisters

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Further Information:

Jarrod Beckstrom | Communications Manager | USA Rugby |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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