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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Women Eagles Named For November Tour


Alev Kelter could make her 15s debut for the Women Eagles as the team travels to France for a two match series. Head coach Peter Baggetta has named a mostly veteran team for the tour with experienced players like Sarah Chobot, Kate Daley, Jen Lui, Sam Pankey, Hope Rogers, and Kimber Rozier getting the call in. Kelter, who has lots of experience in 7s, joins potential new caps in Nana Fa'avesi, Abby Gustaitis, Rebekah Hebdon, and Kate Zackary along with relative newcomers like Jordan Gray.

In a U.S.A. Rugby press release Baggetta stressed that continuity--there are a lot of players from the Summer Series on the roster--was of prime importance. “One of the lessons we learned from the previous cycle was chopping and changing players constantly – and that lack of stability – hurt us a bit. We made a conscious decision to get our athletes playing as much together as much as possible. That doesn’t mean there won’t be players that force themselves onto the squad, but we’re going to be pretty consistent going forward.

Take the jump to read more.

The Eagles take on France on Tuesday November 22nd and Friday November 25th. Both matches will be shown on The Rugby Channel.

Squad:

Katy Augustyn - Berkeley All Blues (WPL)
Catherine Benson - Life West
Sylvia Braaten - Twin Cities Amazons (WPL)
Elizabeth Cairns - Unattached
Sarah Chobot - Glendale Raptors (WPL)
Kate Daley - New York Rugby Club (WPL)
Tiffany Faaee - New York Rugby Club (WPL)
Joanne Fa'avesi* - Women's Eagles Sevens
Tess Feury - Pennsylvania State University
Megan Foster - Life West
Jordan Gray - Residency / San Diego Surfers (WPL)
Abby Gustaitis* - Northern Virginia Women's Rugby Club
Rebekah Hebdon* - Brigham Young University
Alev Kelter* - Women's Eagles Sevens
Joanna Kitlinski - Glendale Raptors (WPL)
Jennifer Lui - Glendale Raptors (WPL)
Samantha Pankey - Residency / San Diego Surfers (WPL)
Jane Paar - Women's Eagles Sevens
Christiane Pheil - Chicago North Shore
Hope Rogers - Residency / San Diego Surfers (WPL)
Kimber Rozier - Scion Sirens / Aylesford Ladies
Kelsi Stockert - Seattle Saracens
Naya Tapper - Women's Eagles Sevens
Alycia Washington - New York Rugby Club (WPL)
Jessica Wooden - American Rugby Pro Training Center / Aylesford Ladies
Kate Zackary* - Women's Eagles Sevens / San Diego Surfers (WPL)
*Indicates player uncapped at international test level

Non-Traveling Reserves Baylee Annis
Nicole Heavirland - Women's Eagles Sevens
Saskia Morgan - Scion Sirens
Sara Parsons - Northern Virginia Women's Rugby Club
Jamila Reinhardt - Augusta Women's Rugby Football Club
Lauren Rhode - Berkeley All Blues (WPL)
Jennifer Sever - Life West

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