Ingold kicking for touch Saturday vs. Life West
PREVIEW – Central Washington played its spring opener in Vallejo, Calif., against Life West and marked the Gladiatrix’s third DI Elite opponent of the season (more on that trend to come). Senior flyhalf Leah Ingold talks about the Wildcats’ status, season outlook and hopes for leaving the team with the right mentality to go forward and grow.
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Central Washington was one of the founding members of USA Rugby’s DI Elite competition before joining NIRA. This season the Wildcats have returned to the four-team DI Elite but still count toward the 40 varsity programs needed to achieve full NCAA championship status. • Life, Lindenwood and Penn State are also in the DI Elite, and their “friendlies” will dictate the seeding into the post-season. Only Penn State also competes in a conference, the Big 10 in the fall. • Semifinals will be held March 24 in Greenville, S.C. The championship is April 7 in Palo Alto, Calif. • And then it’s full throttle 7s until the USAR National 7s Championship Memorial Day Weekend.