Women's National Team XVs Rosters For Stars vs Stripes Scrimmage Series

Stars vs Stripes

Head Coach Rob Cain has announced a 49-player roster for the Women’s National Team XVs’ scrimmage series to happen November 18 and 21, KO 2 PM MT, at the Rugby Town National Training Center. 

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The roster is split into two teams -- USA Stars and USA Stripes -- which feature athletes from the recently held daily training environment and mini camps, as well as the USA Sevens Residency Program.

On match-days, teams will be led by Coach Cain and Assistant Coaches Kate Daley & Jamie Burke.  Both games will be used to evaluate player progression as preparation for Rugby World Cup 2021 continues. 

Head Coach Rob Cain Said...

“Our focus the past 24 months, as a national team, as well as domestically through the WPL and collegiate game, is beginning to pay dividends as seen by the exciting squads here. Unfortunately, between us and our international competition -- who are not only playing international games but have also had full domestic seasons -- the divide is very real. Knowing this, the importance of these games has taken even more significance, allowing us to challenge the players both on and off the pitch. We are all looking forward to seeing the results of this next week. 

“Many of our players haven't played a game in 12 months and as you can imagine there is a mix of nervousness, excitement and energy in the air. These games will be an opportunity and next steps window as we near the final stages to create our team for 2021.  

“Thank you to our incredibly hard-working staff who brought this vision to life and to the community who have supported this program before and during these unprecedented times. Your support is priceless to the players and we are extremely thankful to you all.”  

Event Information

Fans can watch both games LIVE and for FREE on FloRugby.com as part of their commitment to the Women’s Eagles’ World Cup campaign. Former national team players Sarah Chobot and Dallen Stanford form the commentary team for each match.  Infinity Park will remain closed to fans to mitigate the ongoing risks of COVID-19. 

Women’s Rugby Week 

The two-part event underpins Women’s Rugby Week, a celebration of the past, present and future of American women in the game. From November 16 to 22, fans can enjoy daily content that highlights key events -- including the World Cup Draw -- happening November 19 at 1:15 PM ET on World Rugby’s social channels. 

USA Stars Roster

NAME

POSITION

CLUB

CAPS

Cassidy Bargell

Scrumhalf

Harvard University

uncapped

Amy Talei Bonte

Center

Life West Gladiatrix

6

Tess Feury

Wing

New York Rugby

6

Mckenzie Hawkins

Flyhalf

Glendale Merlins

3

Katana Howard

Flyhalf

Twin City Amazons

4

Lisa Jackson

Prop/Hooker

Atlanta Harlequins

uncapped

Nick James

Prop

Houston Athletic

12

Erica Jarrell

Second Row

Harvard University

uncapped

Kathryn Johnson

No. 8

Twin City Amazons

2

Rachel Johnson

Flanker

Oregon Rugby Union

7

Evan Hoese

Back Three

Berkeley All Blues

1

Shelby Lin

Scrumhalf

Berkeley All Blues

uncapped

Darian Lovelace

Back row

Atlanta Harlequins

uncapped

Sam Luther

Second row

Colorado Gray Wolves

uncapped

Ilona Maher

Back Three

USA Sevens

uncapped

Kelsie O'Brien

Scrumhalf

Colorado Gray Wolves

uncapped

Neariah Persinger

Wing

Life West Gladiatrix

1

Hope Rogers

Prop

Life West Gladiatrix

29

Allie Schrenker

Hooker

Colorado Gray Wolves

uncapped

Paige Stathopoulos

Hooker

Colorado Gray Wolves

uncapped

Nicole Strasko

Flanker

Life West Gladiatrix

7

Hallie Taufoou

Back row

 ARPTC

uncapped

Kathryn Treder

Hooker

Beantown Rugby

2

USA Stripes Roster  

NAME

POSITION

CLUB

CAPS

Evelyn AshenbruckerBack rowSan Diego Surfersuncapped
Catie BensonPropLife West Gladiatrix23
Julia BuescherBack RowSan Diego Surfersuncapped
Ashlee ByrgeScrumhalfUSA Sevens5
Elizabeth CairnsFlankerLife West Gladiatrix11
Rachel EhreckeBack RowColorado Gray Wolvesuncapped
Megan FosterFlyhalfSan Diego Surfers5
Jordan MatyasUSA SevensNo. 818
Jett HaywardHookerLife West Gladiatrixuncapped
Emily HenrichCenterUSA Sevens8
Charli JacobyPropColorado Gray Wolves6
Bridget KaheleScrumhalfAtlanta Harlequinsuncapped
Kristi KirsheBack ThreeUSA Sevensuncapped
Joanna KitlinksiNo. 8Colorado Gray Wolves14
Jenny KronishLockColorado Gray Wolvesuncapped
Kayla LawsonWingUSA Sevensuncapped
Maya LearnedPropColorado Gray Wolves2
Sarah LevyBack ThreeNew York Rugby2
Bulou MataitogaCentre Berkeley All Blues3
Mata MorrissetteFlyhalfBrigham Young Universityuncapped
Olivia OrtizScrumhalfDavenport University / Chicago North Shore5
Jetta OwensBack ThreeVirginia Techuncapped
Sam TancrediPropLindenwood Universityuncapped
Nichole WanamakerBack ThreeColorado Gray Wolvesuncapped
Carly WatersScrumhalf


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