USA Women Name Squad For Canada Training

Eagle Women Prep For Barbarians

The USA Women’s National 15s Team will assemble at the University of Guelph in Ontario from starting this week for a joint training camp with rival nation Canada. 

Players will participate in combined training sessions as well as two scrimmages on May 19 and May 24. 

USA head coach Rob Cain has named 26 players for the training camp and will use the assembly to support final selections for the Women’s Rugby Super Series 2019 taking place in San Diego, CA June 28 to July 14. 

The joint camp fits within the Women’s Eagles recently announced Road to 2021 Campaign Plan which includes a significant increase in assemblies where players and coaches have more time to interact. By the end of July, the senior program will have met as a full group in four out of the seven months that span the first half of 2019 including April's camp and Barbarians match, the joint-training camp in May and Women's Super Series in June and July. 


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Following the successful completion of a pre-season Regional Training Program in March and an impressive performance against the Barbarians in Glendale, CO the Eagles are well on track to continue development of the wider player pool. 

“It’s great to have continuity with the players so soon after our April camp and historic match against the Barbarians. These opportunities are so vital in our aspirations to keep closing the gap with teams above us in the World Rankings and to show the real ascendancy of our intent,” Cain said.

“Having such a short turnaround really allows us to further expand the concepts we have as a group while they are still fresh in the players' thoughts. The joint training sessions are a great learning tool in helping our athletes find solutions to problems they aren't always exposed to while the scrimmages are a perfect way to put context to the principles we’re exploring.


“We had lots of exciting talking points regarding the pool for this selection. To think we have four players who were not involved against the Barbarians really highlights the inner competition in the player group. Each day our aim is to get better than the last and the more time we have together, the more chances we have to make that happen.”

Tickets to see the USA Eagles face No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 England, No. 3 Canada and No. 4 France in the Women’s Rugby Super Series this summer are available at usarugby.org/tickets


USA WOMEN’S EAGLES ROSTER 

PLAYER NAME

POSITION

CLUB

CAPS

Bui Baravilala

Center

Berkeley All Blues

6

Catie Benson

Prop

Life West Gladiatrix

17

Ashlee Byrge

Halfback

Women's Sevens Residency Program

0

Gabby Cantorna

Flyhalf

Glendale Merlins

3

Jennine Duncan

Back Three

Seattle Saracens

2

Eti Haungatau

Center

Women's Sevens Residency Program

0

Evan Hoese

Wing

Berkeley All Blues

1

Katana Howard

Flyhalf

Twin City Amazons

0

Charli Jacoby

Prop

Chicago North Shore

0

Nick James

Prop

Houston Athletic

6

Rachel Johnson

Back Row

Oregon Sports Union

3

Alev Kelter

Fullback

Women’s Sevens Residency Program 

9

Joanna Kitlinski

Hooker

Glendale Merlins

8

Sam Luther

Second Row

Glendale Merlins

0

Bulou Mataitoga

Fullback

Berkeley All Blues

0

Amy Naber-Bonte

Center

Life West Gladiatrix

1

Sara Parsons

Back Row

Life West Gladiatrix

9

Neariah Persinger

Center

Unattached

0

Hope Rogers

Hooker/Prop

Women's Sevens Residency Program

25

Kimber Rozier

Center

Beantown Rugby

30

Nate Serevi

Back Row / Second Row

Scion Rugby

2

Nicole Strasko

Second Row / Back Row

Life West Gladiatrix

3

Joyce Taufa

Hooker

Lindenwood University

3

Juliann Tordonato

Center

Glendale Merlins

0

Alycia Washington

Second Row

New York Rugby

17

Carly Waters

Scrumhalf

New York Rugby

2

Kate Zackary

Back Row

San Diego Surfers

9



USA WOMEN’S EAGLES STAFF

Head Coach | Rob Cain

Assistant Coach & Team Manager | Jenny Lui

Strength & Conditioning Coach | Ian Jones

Head Athletic Trainer | Kevin Ng

Assistant Athletic Trainer | Danielle Allen

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