Women’s 7s Team Officially Announced for NAWIRA

Via USA Rugby this afternoon:

10-30-2006 – U.S. WOMEN’S SEVENS TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR NAWIRA
BOULDER, Colo. – National Sevens Team Coach Julie McCoy has officially announced today the U.S. Women’s Development Team that will compete in the North America and West Indies Rugby Union (NAWIRA) Sevens Tournament on Nov. 11-12 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The U.S. development team includes Olivia Anglade (Stanford University); co-captain Annie Antar (Atlanta Harlequins); Christine Barber (Buffalo); Tania Carlson (Chicago Northshore); Liz Dilly (Washington Furies); co-captain Sue Hanson (Wisconsin); Kate Hennenberg (Chicago Northshore); Jackie Limberg (Chicago Northshore); and Laurel Stender (Las Vegas).

CORRECTION FROM USA RUGBY: The U.S. development team includes Olivia Anglade (Stanford University); co-captain Annie Antar (Atlanta Harlequins); Christine Barber (Buffalo); Amanda Bonnano (Miami RFC); Tania Carlson (Chicago Northshore); Liz Dilly (Washington Furies); co-captain Sue Hanson (Wisconsin); Kate Hennenberg (Chicago Northshore); Rebecca Royce (ORSU); and Laurel Stender (Las Vegas).

Coach Mark Santiago and Manager Sheri Hunt will accompany the team to Barbados, where seven teams will play a round robin format over two days. Besides the U.S. Development Team, the women’s teams involved in the tournament will be Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, and Barbados.

“This development team includes some of the best young sevens players in the country,” Coach Mark Santiago said. “Our obvious goal is to win the NAWIRA Tournament, but even more important than that is developing these young players’ skills and commitment to the game, as they will most likely be our World Cup contenders come 2009. We also look to develop the West Indies women’s game because the more improved the competition becomes, the better everyone gets.”

For more information on the U.S. Women’s Sevens programs, please log on to http://www.usarugby.org or email Sara John at sjohn@usarugby.org. For more information on the NAWIRA Sevens Tournaments, please log on to www.nawira.com.

And I just met Mark Santiago this weekend. Turns out he and my boyfriend played college rugby together. Small world. Best of luck Eagles!

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One response to “Women’s 7s Team Officially Announced for NAWIRA

  1. nurugger8

    it is a corrected listed because Jackie Limberg broke her leg in three places in North Shore’s game against Seattle….don’t know about other players.

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