USA Women’s U20s Summer Assembly Recap | Tri Nations Cup 2019

Recap of the 2019 U20 Women's Tri Nations Cup

The USA Women’s U20s recently concluded their Tri Nations Cup 2019 campaign in England under new Head Coach Ricardo Ramirez.

Through the competition, the USA U20s faced both England and Canada at Loughborough University, falling to the English 62-0 and Canadians 24-7. The competition is held annually with the purpose of providing new players in the developing Under-20s program, exposure to international competition.

Following the event, Head Coach Ramirez said: “The U20 program is looking bright. We had 14 players new to the pathway on the tour and they blended nicely with veterans. Their main strength was their openness to learn and work. We pushed them to play physically, think quickly, and take chances since the first camp and they brought it all together on tour. and provided their own strength. We will regroup and start looking toward the next assembly to continue the momentum created by this tour side.”

Details regarding the next assembly for the USA Women’s U20s will be communicated in the coming weeks. The program relies heavily on monetary support from the community to reduce or potentially cover costs for players selected for competition. To make a contribution to the USA U20s program, contact Chris Reed at creed@usarugby.org.

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 RESULTS

vs England | 62-0 (L)

vs Canada | 24-7 (L)
Tries: Allison Koenig
Cons: Darina Roe

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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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