USA Women’s U20s named for Tri Nations Cup

USA under-20s to face teams from Canada and England at Loughborough University July 20 and 24

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ENGLAND, UK. – USA U20s Head Coach Ricardo Ramirez has named his touring squad for the U20 Women’s Tri Nations Cup taking place July 20-28 at Loughborough University in England. 

The USA U20s will face England on July 20 and Canada on July 24 before a winner is decided after the final match on July 28. While a LIVE stream will not be available, score updates will be communicated across USA Rugby’s social media channels.

“We’ve spent the time since camp reviewing a talented player pool. Selections are always a hard activity but we’re excited to see this travel squad compete because they are dynamic and bring a lot to the table on and off the field,” said Ramirez. “Each player has their own flavor as an individual that only adds to our collective abilities as a team. These players are excited to represent their country and we as a staff cannot wait to see the next generation of Eagles.”

Selections for the Tri Nations Cup come after the USA Under-20s concluded a June preparation camp with the NSCRO All-Stars. From last year’s Tri Nations Cup, four USA U20s moved on to make their senior national team debut including Tiana A’au, Emily Henrich and Olivia Ortiz in 15s and Lauren Thunen in 7s. 

The Under-20s program has long been an important selection vehicle for USA Rugby’s national team programs and as such relies on monetary support from the community to help lower costs for players selected for assembly. To make a contribution to the future of USA’s National Teams, click here. 

USA WOMEN

PLAYER NAMECentral Washington University
Tiara A’au Prop Central Washington University
Ubaida Ahmed Wing Mount St. Mary’s University
Kapoina Bailey Back Row Kona High School
Cassidy Bargell Scrumhalf Harvard University
Megan Bird Back 3 Davenport University
Paige Fallon Back Row Life University
Gio Ferguson Lewis Back Row West Point Academy
Morgan Freeman Utility Lindenwood University
Natalie Gray Second Row Lindenwood University
Sophia Haley Back Row Dartmouth College
Saher Hamdan Hooker Notre Dame College
Erica Jarrell Second Row Harvard University
Tori Jones Prop University of Notre Dame
Allison Koenig Flyhalf/Back 3 Quinnipiac University
Clara Lemal-Brown Wing Quinnipiac University
Matalasi Morrissette Flyhalf/Center Brigham Young University
Mary Jane Pasioles Scrumhalf Central Washington University
Marin Pennell Back Row Dartmouth College
Karissa Postula Center Oregon Rugby Sports Union (ORSU)
Darina Roe Flyhalf Pennsylvania State University
Joannah Skucek Prop Lindenwood University
Samantha Tancredi Second Row Lindenwood University
Nohea Uluave Center Lindenwood University
Elizabeth Wilson Back Row Northern Virginia Rugby (NOVA)
Glory Woolley Flanker Oklahoma State University

Non-traveling reserves: Susan Adegoke (Life University), Rachel Strasdas (BYU)

USA WOMEN’S U20s STAFF

Head Coach | Ricardo Ramirez
Assistant Coach | Emily Record
Assistant Coach | Craig Wilson
Physical Performance | Sylvia Braaten
Athletic Trainer | Diane Watanabe
Team Manger | Anna Kunkel

U20 WOMEN’S TRI NATIONS CUP SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 20
USA U20s vs England U20
10 AM ET

Wednesday, July 24
USA U20s vs Canada U20s
12 PM ET

Sunday, July 28
Canada U20s vs England U20s
11 AM ET

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ABOUT THE USA U20S

Under-20s or U20s (formerly known as Junior All-Americans) are athletes ages 19-20 years old who participate in a club or collegiate level rugby program. Unlike the High School and Collegiate All-American programs, there is no requirement for U20s to be attached to a scholastic program; athletes can compete with a senior club, professional team or university program. The U20s participate in formal international competitions such as the U20 Women’s Tri-Nations Cup and U20 Men’s World Rugby Trophy. The U20 program is primarily 15s, but expected to expand in to 7s as World Rugby offers additional opportunity for competition.


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