Women's Eagles Sevens off to Dubai

Women's Eagles Sevens off to Dubai

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Women’s Eagles Sevens Head Coach Ric Suggitt has selected 12 players for Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens, the first leg of the 2013-14 IRB Women’s Sevens World Series, which kicks off Thursday, Nov. 28.

Five players – Victoria Folayan, Kelly Griffin, Kathryn Johnson, Deven Owsiany and Jillion Potter – return from the Eagles’ bronze medal campaign at the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, Russia. The Eagles finished 5-1 at Luzhniki Stadium, with the only loss coming in the Cup Semifinal to eventual champion New Zealand.

The Eagles also bring youth to Dubai, with three USA Rugby AIG Collegiate All-Americans – Megan Bonny, Dana Meschisi and Rebekah Siebach – in the squad.

Lauren Doyle has been selected, as well. Doyle gave the Eagles a boost last season, scoring eight tries in four legs and finishing the circuit 17th in tries scored.

Ireland, Fiji and New Zealand await the Eagles in Pool A, with the Rugby World Cup Sevens champion the final hurdle on day one.

The Eagles won the Bowl at last year’s tournament with a 26-12 defeat of France before finishing in second at Houston 7s, finishing fourth in Guangzhou, and winning the Plate at Amsterdam Sevens.

Back for a second season, the Women’s Sevens World Series has lengthened with two legs added to the tour. Brazil will host the third leg of the tour after the Eagles’ home leg – Atlanta 7s at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University.

The 2013-14 IRB Women’s Sevens World Series will be streamed online on the official WSWS website. Follow @USARugby on Twitter for live match updates.

Women's Eagles Sevens | Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens
1. Jillion Potter
2. Kelly Griffin
3. Kathryn Johnson
4. Deven Owsiany
5. Lauren Doyle
6. Liz Sowers
7. Victoria Folayan
8. Lorrie Clifford
9. Dana Meschisi
10. Rebekah "Bex" Siebach
11. Amelia Villines
12. Megan Bonny

Women's Eagles Sevens | Staff
Ric Suggitt - Head Coach
JoAnne Kos - Assistant Coach/Team Manager
Nicole Titmas - Athletic Trainer
Dr. Lisa Bartoli - Team Doctor
Jared Siegmund - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Women's Eagles Sevens | Emirate Dubai Rugby Sevens
v. Ireland - Thursday, Nov. 28 - 5:06 A.M. ET
v. Fiji - Thursday, Nov. 28 - 8:04 A.M. ET
v. New Zealand - Thursday, Nov. 28 - 11:02 A.M. ET

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  • Guest - Mike

    Fit, smart, classy, and globally competitive. When will Corporate America discover The USA Women's Rugby Squad? #BestHopeForAMedal #CatchUpBoyz

  • Guest - Francis

    Well Mike ,they might be all of these things that you mention mate, but the bottom line is they have to be able to play winning 7,s rugby, and by going on the latest results at Dubai, they have a shit load of work to do.
    Sport,especially elite sport ,it's about your performance and more importantly your results.
    There results after the first round of the circuit were very poor.
    Corporate America will only associate themselves with winners, and the USA Women's Rugby 7,s team are far from being considered winners at this level.
    Yes they came fourth at the World Cup ,which was deserved,but with high expectation going into Dubai, they flopped,and performed poorly.
    Hopefully a better performance awaits them when the circuit lands in the USA, home soil advantage.

  • Guest - Ben

    Francis, the ladies team were placed 3rd at the World Cup in Russia.
    Being at home for the next round of the circuit should see a better performance for our women's 7,s team.
    Go USA.