Monday, January 4, 2016

TIAR Awards, Women's College Player of the Year: Hope Rogers

A World Cup veteran with nearly ten caps to her name it's easy to forget that Hope Rogers is still playing college rugby. That's probably due to the fact that she has been an impact player every year she has been at Penn State. While the Nittany Lions, and other schools like Central Washinton--as an aside, it's great to see the top women's schools banding together. They need higher levels of competition--producing their own fair share of elite players Rogers stands out among the group.

Rogers ability to take over a game and make an impact was evident in the national final. Scoring two tries in the win Rogers was dominant on defense and was a difference maker in the scrum. Much of the attention may to to players like Meya Bizer, Gabriella Cantorna, or Katie Mueller (all justifiable) Rogers quiet goes about doing a lot of the hard work making a successful team. The best part about Rogers is that she is going to a part of the Eagles for years to come.

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1 comment:

  1. There is a legitimate argument that Hope Rogers is the best ever Women's College Rugby player. She can impact a game on both sides of the ball and is merely outstanding in set piece.