Wayne State College Wins Back-to-Back NSCRO Women’s 15s National Championship

Wayne State College of Wayne, Nebraska has taken the 2017 NSCRO Women’s 15s National Title for a second year in a row.

The 2017 NSCRO Women’s 15s National Championships were held at Life University in Marietta, GA this past weekend.Four teams represented each of the four conferences: Bentley University (Rugby Northeast), York College of Pennsylvania (Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union), Gustavus Adolphus College (Northern Lights) and Wayne State College (Prairie States WCRC).

Below is a quick synopsis of the weekend’s matches. A more detailed synopsis will follow.

Bentley University did their best to unseat the 2016 National champion, Wayne State; however, the Wildcats proved to be too strong and added another National Championship title with a final score of 46-26.

In a seesaw game, Gustavus Adolphus came from behind to tie the score 36-36 in the final minute of regulation for 3rd/4th place which forced an overtime. After two 10-minute periods in overtime, York was able to add the game winning try by Amanda Tondin and sealed the win followed by a conversion from teammate Allison Schaefer. The final score was 43-36.

Leanna Rosberg of Wayne State College was named MVP. Other awards given:

Heart & Soul

Sabrina Smith – Gustavus Adolphus College
Ashley Arena – York College of Pennsylvania
Yoanna Rodriguez – Bentley University
Sam Warneke – Wayne State College

All Championship 15s Team

Sabrina Smith – Gustavus Adolphus College
Tory Franciosi – Gustavus Adolphus College
Melissa Robertson – York College of Pennsylvania
Madeline Harder – York College of Pennsylvania
Amanda Tondin – York College of Pennsylvania
Lexie MacQuarrie – Bentley University
Yoanna Rodriguez – Bentley University
Emma Santosuosso – Bentley University
Christine Miranda – Bentley University
Julia Baxter – Wayne State College
Anna Fleecs – Wayne State College
Turner MacPhee – Wayne State College
Shelby Brown – Wayne State College
Leanna Rosberg – Wayne State College
Sam Warneke – Wayne State College

Story courtesy of NSCRO Rugby.

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