Women’s Collegiate All-American XVs match roster announced to face WPL West All Stars

Kick off set for Thursday, Aug 1, KO 5 PM MT, LIVE on Women’s Premier League Facebook

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GREELEY, CO. – Women’s Collegiate All-American XVs Head Coach Katie Dowty has named her match day roster to face the WPL West All Stars tomorrow, KO 5 PM MT, at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

The match is part of Women’s All Star Week, taking place August 1st and 3rd, which will bring together four teams including the All-Americans, Women’s Premier League East & West All Stars, as well as a D1/D2 All Star team.

On Day One, the WPL West and Women’s Collegiate All Americans will play each other first, at 1 PM MT, followed by WPL East vs USA Rugby Club All Stars at 3PM MT. Losers from Day One will face off at 9:30 AM MT on Day Two, followed by winners from Day One at 11:30 AM MT. All matches are streamed LIVE on facebook.com/wplrugby with attendance free to all fans. 

All 26 players named to the roster will have an opportunity to see playing time.

“The energy of the wider training squad has pushed our level of play throughout the week and made selections very competitive,” said Coach Dowty. “These players have some unique strengths that will give us the opportunity to play a very dynamic game. The experience of the WPL players will provide a great challenge – requiring sound fundamentals as well as creative and adaptive play. The All-Star Week is a wonderful opportunity for all the players involved and we are excited to see these young players show what they can do at this level.”

For years, the Women’s Collegiate All-American program has been an honor for selected athletes and an important stepping stone to the senior national team in XVs and 7s. The All-Americans rely on monetary support from the community to reduce or even completely cover assembly costs for players.

To make a contribution to the program, please contact Chris Reed at creed@usarugby.org.

STARTERS

PLAYER NAME1. Emily Briggs Prop Brigham Young 
2. Elisha Fromstein Hooker Penn State 
3. Azniv Nalbandian Prop Penn State 
4. McKenna Strong Lock Lindenwood 
5. Jennifer Kronish Lock Harvard 
6. Gianna Soloman Flanker Penn State 
7. Allie Schrenker Flanker Tennessee at Chattanooga
8. Siale Alatini No. 8  American International 
9. Bridget Kahele Scrumhalf Life University
10. McKenzie Hawkins Flyhalf Lindenwood 
11. Adrienne Yoder Wing Air Force 
12. Emma Auld Center Virginia
13. Daisy Manoa Center MiraCosta College
14. Summer Harris-Jones Wing Life University
15. Jetta Owens Fullback Virginia Polytechnic Institute

RESERVES

PLAYER NAME16. Hope Cooper Reserve Cal
17. Grace Martin Reserve Quinnipiac 
18. Veronica Overbeek Reserve Davenport 
19. Sophia Nieves Reserve Middlebury College
20. Vanessa Somoza Reserve Cal State Chico 
21. Diana May Reserve Utah Valley 
22. Dana Alimena Reserve Pitzer 
23. Katherine Ramage Reserve Dartmouth College
24. Leah Ingold Reserve Central Washington 
25. Caitlin Weigel Reserve Harvard 
26. Emily Roskopf Reserve  Quinnipiac 


WOMEN’S COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN STAFF

Head Coach | Katie Dowty
Assistant Coach | Tiff Faaee
Assistant Coach | Dave Clancy
Assistant Coach | Justin Moss
Physical Performance | Stacey Bridges
Project Soar Shadow Coach | Lindey Wise
Athletic Trainer | Jade Callan
Athletic Trainer | Amie Kern
Team Manager | Annemarie Farrell

ALL STAR WEEK SCHEDULE

All Times Mountain | Stream LIVE on facebook.com/WPLrugby

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

3 PM: WPL West All-Stars vs Club D1 & D2 All-Stars
5 PM: WPL East All-Stars vs Women’s Collegiate All-Americans

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

9:30 AM: Losers of Thursday’s matches
11:30 AM: Winners of Thursday’s matches


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