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Capital Names its Stars vs. Stars

  • 25 Jan 2016

Raleigh’s Chelsea Garber (ballcarrier) and NOVA’s Bri Kim (tackler) will play beside each other for the Capital all-star team. /// Photo courtesy Raleigh Venom Rugby



The Capital Union Women Select side will be playing the Stars on January 31 at 12:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Complex in Leesburg, Va. The match marks the first outing for the new all-star team.


“We have held five camps since June which resulted in the selection of 25 players,” Capital head coach Julius Fanueli said. “During our camps, we focused a lot on rugby basics. I am a huge believer that if a player has mastered the basics, they can excel at the next level. I am excited that this program enables players to learn and grow in the sport.”


Those 25 players will assemble on Saturday, Jan. 30 for a training session before taking on the touring Stars side, which is directed by Liz Entwhistle (roster released this week). Nancy Fitz, Nic Benson, Joanne Liu, and James Johnson will join Fanueli on staff.


A big shout-out goes to Capital president Matthew Robinette for orchestrating and obtaining funding for the program,” Fanueli added.



Ciarra Butts – Virginia Commonwealth University

Anna Cohen-Price – DC Furies

Jessica Crockett – DC Furies

Nichola Diaz – Norfolk 

Karen Espinosa – Maryland Stingers

Chelsea Garber – Raleigh

Megan Gilmore – Norfolk 

Jillian Gordon – Severn River

Jasmine Harrison – Severn River

CJ Hildreth – Nova (Captain)  

Bri Kim – NOVA

Jennifer Larrimore – Raleigh

Kameran Lee – Raleigh

Sara Lundy – Raleigh

Katie Marshall – Severn River

Kristen Maxey – Norfolk

Jessica Meidinger – Raleigh

Maggie Olney – DC Furies (Vice Captain)

Avery Rain – NOVA

Masha Romanchak – Towson University

Sarah Romano – NOVA

Michelle Schneider – NOVA

Katie Smith – Severn River

Kayla Thompson – Raleigh

Jillian Williams – Norfolk

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