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Roster Insight: GHSAAs @ Futures 7s

  • 25 Jul 2018

Adegoke (with ball) and Pennell featured on the YOG qualifier team / Photo: Jackie Finlan

Selections have been announced for the first Futures Sevens Tournament, which will occur alongside the Can-Am Tournament in Saranac Lake, N.Y. For the Girls’ High School All-Americans (GHSAAs), 28 U18 athletes will assemble and then divide into Red, White and Blue teams for an inter-squad tournament. The boys’ assembly will name a squad to the Youth Olympic Games in October.

Read USA Rugby’s original article here.

There are 10 states represented in the 28-player pool, and California leads the way with 12 selections. Hawaii and Colorado have sent four players apiece, while Maryland has sent two. Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, New York, Ohio and Oregon have one representative each. There are seven players from the USA squad that competed in the Youth Olympic Games qualifier in March 2018.

Land Park and Kahuku are well represented / Photo: Jackie Finlan

Keep in mind that the summer is a busy time and athletes often have to choose between events, and/or honor commitments made before invites to assemblies are circulated. The Women’s Pathway schedule, which was publicly released on June 1, reviews the USA and age-grades’ important dates, and the American Rugby Model roadmap, also lists important fixtures like the North American Invitational 7s, which takes place in Salt Lake City the following weekend.

The schedule provides opportunities for coaches, too. Martha Daines, who was named GHSAA program director and talent I.D. lead in early July, will be on the ground and supported by coaches Ryszard Chadwick, Emily Record and Josie Ziluca. Chadwick has roots with Play Rugby Academy, New York RC and Northeast Academy. Record is head coach at NSCRO’s Endicott College and most recently coached alongside Emilie Bydwell during the Women’s Collegiate All-American 7s assembly and NDA 7s in Chula Vista. And Ziluca is still an active 7s player with San Diego, head coach of the Atlantis U18 program, and will return to the teal jersey for the NAI 7s next weekend.

North Bay’s Camile White (with ball) and Alex Pipkin / Photo: Jackie Finlan

Below is the Futures Sevens roster. For those players who graduated high school in spring 2018 and are heading into college rugby this fall (that we know of), their college or university is listed in parentheses.


* Susan Adegoke – Play Rugby Academy, N.Y. (Life)

Leireena Anjolok – Land Park, Calif.

* Kapoina Bailey – Kona Bulls HS, Hawaii

Kristin Bitter – Torrey Pines HS, Calif.

* Katherine Buzby – Belmont Shore, Calif.

Isabella Devore – Rancho Bernardo HS (Lindenwood)

Paige Fallon – Battle Ground, Ore. (Life)

Abby Fearey – Coastal Dragons, Calif.

Madison Hadden – Westside Swarm, Colo.

Sophia Haley – Hopkins, Minn. (Dartmouth)

India Horns – SoCal Youth Rugby

Mary Jibok – Land Park, Calif.

* Clara Lemal-Brown – Hudson HS, Ohio (Quinnipiac)

* Taylor Marasco – Kahuku HS, Hawaii

Destiny Nash – Land Park, Calif.

* Cecelia Pennell – Summit HS, Colo.

Alexandra Pipkin – North Bay, Md.

^ Olivia Popp – Land Park, Calif.

* Madeline Rose – Scottsdale Wolves, Ariz.

Jillian Rovetti – Life West, Calif.

Soneva Scott – Westside Swarm, Colo.

Taina Scott – Kahuku HS, Hawaii

Kelly Tosheff – La Costa Canyon HS, Calif.

Nohea Uluave – Kahuku HS, Hawaii

Paula Vincze – Summit HS, Colo.

Alexandra Wantlin – Wellington, Fla.

Sarah Wells – SoCal Youth Rugby

Camile White – North Bay, Md.


Program Director | Martha DainesCoach | Josie ZilucaCoach | Emily RecordCoach | Ryszard Chadwick Athletic Trainer | Katherine HenryTeam Manager | Annemarie Farrell

* 2018 YOG Team

^ Was selected to YOG team but sustained injury

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