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Friday, January 8, 2016

TIAR Awards, Women Eagles 7s Player of the Year: Alev Kelter

It was an up an down year for the Women Eagles 7s. They didn't get the start to the season they wanted last year but then turned it on down the stretch to make the final in Atlanta, knock on the top four, and then eventually qualify for the Olympics. There were a lot of factors into their improvement (they did suffer a setback this year in Dubai) but one of the biggest factors was the play of Alev Kelter, our Women Eagles 7s Player of the Year.

It's easy to forget that Kelter is still new to rugby. Just a few years ago she was a hockey and a soccer star out of Alaska. However, after being given the chance to head down to Chula Vista she has excelled to become one of, if not the, most important player on the team. Kelter was built for rugby. She has a relentless attitude that never quits. She is often the player chasing down opponents when they get a breakaway. In just a short amount of time she's also picked up a lot of rugby knowledge and she already has a great 7s brain. She kicks, she play-makes, and her defense is awesome. If she can continue to improve this next summer in Rio is going to be hers to dominate.

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