2019 Sorensen Award Nominees Named

The nominees for the MA Sorensen Award for the top women's college player in the country have been released.

The award is named after groundbreaking William & Mary and USA prop MaryAnne Sorensen, who was a pioneer in the women's game as a player and a coach, and remains a highly-respected doctor. Sorensen has been present at all three Sorensen Award presentations. 


On display at the Washington Athletic Club, jerseys from the three previous Sorensen Award winners: Hope Rogers (Penn State, 2016), Ilona Maher (Quinnipiac, 2017), McKenzie Hawkins (Lindenwood, 2018).



Sponsored by the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, WA, the Sorensen Award is selected each spring and officially presented during a gala event in June. This year the event, once again held at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, will be held June 8.

The nominees were selected by a panel of college coaches and administrators, overseen by FloRugby Senior Editor Alex Goff. One nominee was voted on by the fans, and the fans will have a heavy hand in deciding the finalists.

If you are a fan, you can vote for which nominee should be a finalist in the poll below.

If you are a coach, director of rugby, or captain of a college team, you can vote for which nominee should be a finalist here >>

2019 Sorensen Award Nominees
PlayerPositionCollege
Sui A'AuCenterCentral Washington
Kayla CannetFlyhalfPenn State
Gio Ferguson-LewisFlankerArmy
McKenzie HawkinsFlyhalf/CenterLindenwood
Emily HenrichCenterDartmouth
Jenny KronishLockHarvard
Azniv NalbandianPropPenn State
AnnaKaren PedrazaScrumhalfLindenwood
Kat RamageScrumhalfDartmouth
Megan RomPropLife
Emily RoskopfCenterQuinnipiac
Alex SedrickCenterLife
Grace TaitoFlankerBYU
Caitlin WeigelCenterHarvard
Ilona ZaishliukNo. 8 / CenterNotre Dame College


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