Spotlight Player of The Week: Bethany Dykes

Bethany Dykes has become a key player and staple in the development of Mobile’s first women’s rugby team. The team is in its inaugural season and have their next big test June 13th at the Alabama State Games. Dykes began playing rugby because she was looking for a way to get fit and a opportunity to […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Yzel Borja

Yzel Borja ended her playing career at the University of South Florida on quite a high note as she was voted MVP by her teammates and received the Coaches Award. The star player now hopes to begin a career in teaching either in California or New York. Yzel first picked up a rugby ball in the […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Liz Villagran

Liz Villagran, a senior forward for Southern Illinois University has been a key player for the lady Salukis ever since she began playing for the team. Villagran got interested in rugby after watching her best friend play for the men’s team at Southern but it was not until she was approached by a one of the girls […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Dylan Delisle

Tulane senior 8-man, Dylan Delisle, is ending her time with Tulane rugby on an extremely strong note as she was just named MVP of the Spring Hill 7’s Tournament. Delisle started playing rugby her freshman year of high school because she did not like the way the soccer program operated at her school. She explained, “I started […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Joyce Taufa

Joyce Taufa hails from the Hawaii and began playing rugby just a year ago for Lindenwood University. At first, she merely enjoyed playing the sport but she soon realized at Lindenwood, rugby is life. When Taufa started playing rugby her father was not a big fan. She had to sneak off to practice to prove to […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Alyssa Stutes

Alyssa Stutes began watching rugby in high school and it immediately peaked her interest but it was not until six months ago she first picked up a rugby ball and began playing the sport. Stutes played competitive sports all throughout high school and missed the team atmosphere she once had. So when she found out that […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Chelsie Thompson

Chelsie Thompson, current rugby player at the University of Alabama, was always involved in sports throughout high school but it was not until college that she fell in love with the game of rugby. Thompson is currently in her second year of playing but due to an ACL injury in her first semester, she has only been […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Naya Tapper

Naya Tapper has been itching to play rugby ever since her high school days. Her high school offered the opportunity but she was busy with track and could not join the team. Once Tapper came to the University of North Carolina, she finally go to play rugby and flourished. It all started when Tapper saw […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Darian Lovelace

Darian Lovelace really didn’t have a choice on whether to play rugby or not as she was born into the rugby community. Her father has been playing for over 20 years and, in this case, like father like daughter, she followed in his shoes and stepped up to play rugby. Lovelace is now in her […]

Spotlight Player of The Week: Caitlin Schlottman

Caitlin Schlottman first found rugby when she went to her boyfriends game and said to herself, “I want to do this thing. This is a really cool thing.” From there, she found the University of Georgia Women’s rugby club and the rest is history. Her favorite moment came during a crucial part of a game against the […]