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Kirschner Captains Roonies to 3rd-Straight NC Title

Charlotte Cardinals rugby

Alexa Kirschner captained the Charlotte Cardinals girls’ high school team (“Roonies”) to its third-straight North Carolina Youth Rugby Union (NCYRU) 15s championship, but it was a season-long process to get to those heights. The team lost its first two league games of the season, locked in, and then was rewarded in the post-season. For a subset of graduating seniors like Kirschner, the 2024 title marked a fourth-straight high school trophy. [all photos: Jim Eversole]

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