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SARC U23 All-Stars Name Team to Face Queens

  • 05 Sep 2023
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The South Atlantic Rugby Conference (SARC) has named its U23 all-star team for this Saturday’s 15s exhibition match against Queens University of Charlotte. The select side program was created last year under the Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union (CGRU) umbrella and shifted to the National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) conference this season. Team organizer and scrum coach Randy Little provides background on the program: Read more.

The 22-player roster evolved after a set of player ID camps in late August. Sixty collegians expressed interest in the 15s all-star team and will have the opportunity to join a spring-based tour, which is under development. Eight schools from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are represented, and they hail from NCR’s Division I, Division II and Small College competitions.

Joining Little on staff is head coach Katryna Ritter, attack coach Maddy Moyer, and backs coaches Leanne Hudson and Mel Cochrane. They will lead the player group during the Saturday, Sept. 9 trip to Charlotte, N.C., home to the NCAA Division I Royals. Queens has played one-and-a-half 15s match so far, defeating Navy 27-18 in a NIRA conference game last Saturday, and fielding a JV team against DII Lander University for 40 minutes.

Visit southatlanticrugby.com for more info or follow @southatlanticrc on Instagram.

SARC U23 ALL-STAR 15s TEAM

Player School
Maddy Balga College of Charleston
Cassandra Cirella Coastal Carolina
Olivia Cunningham Clemson
Serafina Delgado Coastal Carolina
Meghan Ellenberger UNC Chapel Hill
Hannah Flemming Coastal Carolina
Kaelyn Fowler Coastal Carolina
Corinn Harrington Appalachian State
Lily Hess Coastal Carolina
Carla Huggins Appalachian State
Khemel Irby-Shabazz Appalachian State
Zoe Johnson Virginia Tech
Sarah Jones UNC Chapel Hill
Zoey Keller NC State
Rebekah Kirkman UNC Chapel Hill
Emma Lyons NC State
Eva Milne USC
Manessa Molinaro Clemson
Alathea Morse The Citadel
Kayla Pecarina UNC Chapel Hill
Payton Tucker UNC Chapel Hill
Lauren Whitener UNC Chapel Hill

STAFF

Head coach – Katryna Ritter
Attack Coach – Maddy Moyer
Backs Coach – Leanne Hudson
Backs Coach – Mel Cochrane
Team Organizer/Scrum Coach – Randy Little

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