LAS VEGAS – Twenty-three players have been identified (from the 50 that expressed interest) to take part in a 15-a-side match against Phoenix Rugby (Florida) on Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m. near Sam Boyd Stadium during the weekend of the LVI.
After two tryout weekends and two practices, the Griffins players and staff are eager to reboot the program with a statement. Updated roster below.
The Griffins program draws players from Southern California, Arizona, Las Vegas, and New Mexico D1, D2, D3 senior women clubs. The program seeks to create a viable and sustainable endeavor that allows for the growth of women’s rugby in the region, exposes players to new types of challenges and competition, and fosters community among players and coaches.
In the future, the Griffins program is looking to adjust the matches to a pre-season schedule, perhaps in conjunction with other 15-a-side All-Star activity that occurs in December.
SOCAL GRIFFINS 15s
Angela Baker – Belmont Shore
Serena Cox – Santa Barbara Mermaids
Nina Freelander – Tempe
Denise Manacop – Fullerton
Kimberly Molliner – Santa Monica
Ruby Parks – Old Pueblo Lightning
Cari Pick – Tempe
Cassandra Rincon – Old Pueblo Lightning
Molly Shamieh – Pasadena
Jessica “Puppy” Szakacs – Old Pueblo Lightning
Honoree “Honey” Tuazon – Santa Barbara Mermaids
Kaitlynn Verheyden – Old Pueblo Lightning
Amelia Wagner – Fullerton
Crystal Brown – Belmont Shore
Sydney Dudley – Old Pueblo Lightning
Judith (Judy) Gramajo – Old Pueblo Lightning
Tatum Hale – Old Pueblo Lightning
Erica Hiddink – Tempe
Heleni Kuma – Tempe
Sonya Livingston – Pasadena
Alex Rath – Old Pueblo Lightning
Sam Santos – Tempe
Nancy Woo – Belmont Shore
The Griffins are coached by Swing DePoint (Old Pueblo Lightning of Tucson), Anita Bradbury (Belmont Shore WRFC), and Ashley Loftus (SCRFU Coach at large). Team managers include Julie Gould and Leah Wills.
Head Coach/Defense Swing DePoint email@example.com
Forwards Coach Anita Bradbury firstname.lastname@example.org
Backs Coach Ashley Loftus email@example.com
Leah Wills firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Gould email@example.com