Virginia Women's Rugby

Virginia Women’s Rugby Qualifies for 7s Nationals!

ImageYes, Virginia! We’re going to 7s Nationals! The team lost in the Finals of the NoVa tournament to JMU, but earned an at-Large bid from USA Rugby to participate in the tourney. It’s the weekend of November 23rd & 24th in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The team is:

  • Kristen Musselman “Mussels”
  • Emma Ward
  • Christy Haney “C-Train”
  • Katherine Liptak “Tic Tac”
  • Laura Watkins “Balsa Wood”
  • Amanda Rumsey
  • Cecile Maurelli
  • Bri Kim
  • Jen Andereggs “Eggs”
  • Joy Jefferson and
  • Zoe Schmitt
  • Kelley Frank
  • Dani Loleng

Awesome Coaching Staff:

  • Dana Creagar, MARFU Women’s 7s Coach, NOVA Women’s Back Coach
  • Erica Cavanaugh, Women’s National Team member, UVA Class of 2011
  • Meredith Nelson, UVA Class of 2013


Rugby Time!

Practice starts this afternoon, Tuesday the 27th, 4-6 on Mad Bowl!

Fall is Upon Us! Bring on RUGBY!

Schedule for Fall:

Vets Practice Thursday 8/22 & 8/23 4-7 on Mad Bowl

First Practice: Tuesday 8/27 4-6 Mad Bowl

8/31: Clinic with GWU @Mad Bowl

9/7: ECU @ECU (Greenville, NC)

9/14 & 9/15: AHO Tournament @AHO (Boone, NC)

9/21: ODU @ Mad Bowl

9/27: Quinnipiac @ Mad Bowl / Boys have UNC @ home

10/6: SUNDAY vs Temple @ Mad Bowl

10/12: UNC @ UNC (Chapel Hill, NC)

10/19: Va Tech for the Commonwealth Schield @Mad Bowl / Boys have NC State @ home

10/26: NC State @ NC State (Raleigh, NC)

We’re 1-1 right now

We beat NC state 95-5, but lost to UNC 24-21.

Virginia Women’s Rugby Defeats George Washington Women in Friendly

Virginia Women’s Rugby hosted Winnie Chao’s (CLAS 2009) GWU team in 2 friendly matches this past Saturday on Mad Bowl. The “Bad News ‘Hoos” came away with a resounding victory over their very good Division 2 team. We also had a nice pizza social with them on the field before they went to pick Apples at Carter’s Mountain Orchard. A great time was had by all, and we got a lot of good time in for some back-up players who are sniffing A side time. Thanks again, Winnie!

Captain Frank on the move!

VWRFC comes up big against Maryland

In their first official game of the season, UVA women’s rugby beat out the Maryland Terps at home on beautiful Madison Bowl field.  Try scorers included Jackie Kim, Laura Lyons, Brianna Kim, Kelley Frank, Laura Watkins, Cameron Boland and Danielle Theberge with multiple conversions made by Katie Estep.  The Flo’s were able to use their speed on the outside to turn the corner on Maryland’s wings.  Though Maryland always brings a strong starting pack, UVA’s forwards were able to keep them at bay with technically sound play.  This game also marked the debut of a new crop of ruggers for the UVA team with high potential for the future.

Next weekend, the Flo’s are celebrating their alumni with an alumni match on Madbowl Saturday and a joyful tubing excursion down the James Sunday.

Virginia Women’s Rugby Enters New Rugby Conference

Virginia Women’s Rugby is set to join the new Mason-Dixon Rugby Conference with conference play starting Fall 2012. The new league is being formed with the help of USA Rugby’s Tam Breckenridge. USA Rugby has mandated that all collegiate rugby teams join a conference by Fall 2013, so the VWRFC is in good shape for the near future.

The Mason-Dixon Rugby Conference

Blue Division

West Chester University

The US Naval Academy

University of Pittsburgh

James Madison University

University of Maryland

Gray Division

University of Virginia

Virginia Tech

University of North Carolina

East Carolina University

NC State

WNT Team Member Erica Cavanaugh evading a Va Tech defender