USA Rugby Women’s Gold Cup Expands

USA Rugby Gold Cup - Women's RugbyIn it's second year, the USA Rugby Women's Gold Cup Championship is expanding to include teams from Red River. This elite competition includes NOVA and Raleigh of Mid-Atlantic, Boston and Monmouth from Atlantic North, Austin Valkyries and HARC from Red River and two teams from the Midwest. The Midwest teams will be declared at the end of the fall.

"The combination of these four Competitive Regions are very excited to offer more competition for the top D1 women's teams." League commissioner Margaret Dessypris Thomas commented. "We know that these teams are committed to their growth in skills and the game overall. Continuing the Gold Cup and expanding it further demonstrates that competitive levels of women's rugby are beginning to take shape and seeking competition outside of the traditional league structures. "

The agreement between all of the teams is a two year commitment where the top two seeds from each competitive region will participate. The two year commitment is key as it ensures all teams get a complete home and away series.

The Gold Cup also determines places at the USA Rugby Eastern Regional Playoffs, except for Red River. Their seeding for regionals will follow the normal path of the Red River Rugby Conference.

The top team each from Midwest, Atlantic North, and Mid-Atlantic Championships automatically make Eastern Playoffs. The top two of the three second place teams have a chance to compete for the fourth seed vacated by having no South team, based on Gold Cup Standings that do not include Red River matches in the point calculations.

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Schedule

DateHostTeamScoreTeamScore
11/18/2017NOVANOVA Boston 
11/18/2017NOVARaleigh Monmouth 
11/19/2017NOVARaleigh Boston 
11/19/2017NOVANOVA Monmouth 
3/24/2018HARCHARC Raleigh 
3/24/2018HARCNOVA Austin 
3/25/2018HARCHARC NOVA 
3/25/2018HARCAustin Raleigh 
3/24/2018MonmouthMonmouth Midwest #2 
3/24/2018MonmouthMidwest #1 Boston 
3/25/2018MonmouthMonmouth Midwest #1 
3/25/2018MonmouthBoston Midwest #2 
4/7/2018HARCHARC Monmouth 
4/7/2018HARCBoston Austin 
4/8/2018HARCHARC Boston 
4/8/2018HARCAustin Monmouth 
4/7/2018Midwest #1Midwest #1 Raleigh 
4/7/2018Midwest #1NOVA Midwest #2 
4/8/2018Midwest #1Midwest #1 NOVA 
4/8/2018Midwest #1Raleigh Midwest #2 
4/21/2018AustinAustin Midwest #2 
4/21/2018AustinMidwest #1 HARC 
4/22/2018AustinAustin Midwest #1 
4/22/2018AustinHARC Midwest #2 

 

Competitive Regions

Competitive Region

Club/Role

Name

Email

Mid-AtlanticNOVA MSAvery Rain
averyrain@gmail.com
Mid-AtlanticRaleigh MSJuliet Taylor
matchsec.raleighvenom@gmail.com
Midwest   
Midwest   
Atlantic NorthBoston MSCasey O'Connell
caseyraeoconnell@gmail.com
Atlantic NorthMonmouth VPAlexandrea Rumsey
rumseya1@gmail.com
Red RiverAustin Valkyries MSWeldon
matchsec@austinvalkyries.com
Red RiverHARC VPErin Kinney
kinneyep@gmail.com
    

Other contacts

   
Mid-AtlanticMAC ChairpersonMargy Thomas
greekdaisy@gmail.com
MidwestMW Chairperson
Gary Loughbough
 
MidwestMW D1 coordAmanda Cross
amandacross05@gmail.com
Atlantic NorthAN ChairpersonAngela Corpus 
Atlantic NorthNERFU Women's DI Coord.Marty Checchi
marty.checchi@gmail.com
Red RiverRRRC Rep and TRU AdminWendy Young
admin@texasrugbyunion.com
Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

PF

PA

PD

BT

BLFFPTS
NOVA           
Boston           
Monmouth           
Raleigh           
HARC           
Austin           
Midwest #1           
Midwest #2           

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