As for me personally, I have just recently retired from playing. My rugby career started at the University of Oklahoma in 2001. In 2006 I moved to play with the Austin Valkyries in Austin, TX. I have also played on several selectside teams over the years, West 7s, West U23 15s and West 15s. In 2007-2008 I was honored to be a member of the USA Women’s National Team pool. Retirement is hard, but my knees just couldn’t take the wear and tear anymore…so as of Fall 2011 I am retired!
Along with playing, I’ve always wanted to coach and so I have added that to my resume over the years. I helped coached several All Star Teams (TRU U23 & West U23 All Stars) and also consulted as a 7s specialist at the University of Texas & Backs specialist for the Austin Valkyries. I also became a certified referee in 2008 and most recently received a refereeing appointment at the USA Rugby National Collegiate Sevens Championships (2012) and as an Assistant Referee at the IRB Houston 7s (2013).
I loved everything about rugby and wanted to write about it…so this is my blog about rugby and some small parts of my life.
Note: The blog originally began as West Rugby Blog (http://westrugby.blogspot.com), but has since evolved to Your Scrumhalf Connection (http://scrumhalfconnection.com) which focuses on women’s rugby in the USA.
About “The Girl”
The Girl’s story…I started playing rugby in college at Texas A&M University (whoop!!!). For those of you who don’t know our story, Wendy and I were mortal enemies in college!! Both captains and officers of our rival clubs… it was a sight when we played against each other.
To make a long story short… call it fate, a full moon, opposites attract, what have you… we both moved to Austin and soon after became a duo on and off the field.
Wendy started this blog in May 2006 and I’ve been her silent partner working behind the scenes collecting stories, scores, pictures and videos. I’m a bit private and therefore have the title “The Girl”. Its kinda my alter ego
I hope you enjoy what we produce… feel free to contact me as well!
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