Eight Teams Announced for the NSCRO Women’s 7s All-Star Championship

(2017 Todd Bauders, Contrast Photography)

West Chester, PA – Eight conferences have accepted the challenge of creating Women’s 7’s All Star teams to compete in the NSCRO Women’s 7s All-Star Championships to be held on January 20 – 21, 2018 at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The eight teams competing are Allegheny Rugby Union, LoneStar Conference, Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference, New England RFU, Ohio Valley WCRC, Prairie States WCRC, South Independents, and Upstate New York CRC.

None of the eight conferences have existing NSCRO 7’s All-Star programs for men or women. Their willingness to create teams from scratch highlights their commitment to the development of women’s small college rugby.

“We are incredibly excited about the response from the conferences. There are over sixty teams competing in these eight conferences who will now have the opportunity to be represented at a National Championship.  Moreover, exceptional players, who may be unknown outside their own conference, will have the chance to compete at an event that showcases their talent” said NSCRO Commissioner of Women’s Rugby, Bryn Chivers.

Contact information for players looking to participate on their conference teams:

Allegheny Rugby Union
Angela Smarto
sasmarto@gmail.com
Ohio Valley WCRC
Anne-Marie Lemal Brown
alemalbrown@gmail.com
LoneStar Conference
Chris Botto
vchrisbotto@gmail.com
Prairie States WCRC
Bryn Chivers
bryn.chivers@gmail.com
Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference
Ashley Lette
marcwomen@gmail.com
South Independents
Mike Geibel
mbgeibel@gmail.com
New England RFU
Ken Pape
ken.pape@colby-sawyer.edu
Upstate New York CRC
Clarence Picard
cpicard@sbu.edu

The NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7s Select Side will be competing in the Las Vegas 7s onMarch 1-3, 2018. We will make the final selections for this team on Wednesday, January 24th so that all players participating in the NSCRO Women’s 7s All-Star Championships will be eligible for selection to the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7s Select Side.

For more information on the NSCRO Women’s 7’s All Star Championships or the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7s Select Side contact Bryn Chivers, NSCRO Commissioner of Women’s Rugby, at bryn.chivers@nscro.org.