Neariah Persinger

Neariah Persinger
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Born July 17, 1996
Hometown Tulsa
PositionsWing (7s), Wing (XV)
High School Broken Arrow
Height 5'8''
Weight 155
Club unattached
World Series 1
College Lindenwood University
Twitter  @NeNePersinger
Instagram  @nene_dominica

• USA Under-20s (2015)

Daughter of a Virgin Islands Olympic Swimmer, Neariah Persinger picked up rugby when she was 15 after watching a high school boys team practice in the same area where she used to swim. After asking to play with them, she enjoyed the sport so much that she started a girls team in Oklahoma. Prior to rugby, Persinger earned state records in swimming alongside All-American honors.

As she dove further into rugby, Persinger was selected as a USA Rugby High School All-American in 15s, named to the USA Under-20s in 2015 and went on to earn Collegiate All-American honors in 2016. From there, the athlete competed on two developmental USA Falcons (7s) tours before making her senior national team debut with the USA Women's Sevens at Kitakyushu sevens 2018.

In April 2019 she was selected to start for the Women's Eagles 15s in their historic first matchup against Barbarian F.C. (uncapped) in Colorado where she scored two tries.

Match List

Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
20 Apr, 10:58 pmMikuni World StadiumFranceWomen's Sevens
0 - 36
21 Apr, 2:04 amMikuni World StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
12 - 31
21 Apr, 10:58 pmMikuni World StadiumJapanWomen's Sevens
34 - 14
22 Apr, 4:19 amMikuni World StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
24 - 19
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
26 Apr, 7:00 pmInfinity ParkBarbarian F.C.Women's Eagles
Spring Tour
33 - 34
14 Jul, 12:01 amTorero StadiumFranceWomen's Eagles
Super Series
14 - 53