USA U23's Travel to Pennsylvania for Training and Matches


USA Rugby’s Under-23 Women�s National Team Heads to Pennsylvania WEST CHESTER, Pa. The USA Rugby Women’s Under-23 National Team is gathering at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Aug. 16-20, for an extensive training camp, including two local matches.

The U-23 Team consists of 27 of the best female players from across the U.S., who have been chosen from a series of selection camps and matches held throughout 2006. This assembly of players will include two matches in which the U-23 Team will pit itself against the Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Club on Friday, at 6:30 p.m., and against the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union (MARFU) senior women’s select side team on Sunday, at 11 a.m. These matches will be played on the West Chester varsity field and are open to the public.

The U-23 National Team includes players:
Kirsten Ahrendt (Dartmouth)
Amber Benlian (PSU)
Kathryn Black (West Chester University)
Sylvia Braaten (Marquette)
Katie Chou (Berkeley)
Meg Crapster-Pregont (Cornell)
Kassie Drey (UNI)
Jillian Duggan (UCSD)
Kelly Griffin (UCLA)
Blair Groefsema (UCSB)
Erica Hanson (Stanford)
Allison Hemstreet (Berkeley)
Brea Hughes (Texas A&M)
Jen Hustwitt (Brown)
Tess Kohanski (Syracuse)
Jaime Lange (Harlequin Olde Girls)
Kristy Lear (U of MN)
Kara Mathews (UCSB)
Tiffany McCoy (UNI)
Vanesha McGee (Temple)
San Juanita Moreno (Western Oregon)
Sarah Mulder (U of MN)
Jillion Potter (UNM)
Naima Reddick (Chico State)
Traci Schmidtke (Austin)
Jossy Tseng (Stanford)
Rachel Warden (UVA)

Staff in attendance include Head Coach Barb Fugate, Assistant Coach Martha Daines, Assistant Coach Liz Kirk, Assistant Coach Sue Parker, Team Manager Teresa Tucker, Athletic Trainer Katherine Bello.

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