The 2023 Girls’ High School National 15s Tournament will occur Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21 at the Wisconsin Rugby Complex in Cottage Grove, Wis. With fewer than 30 days to go until kickoff, the team list is nearly finalized. There is the possibility of one more addition. Remember that there are two different 15s national tournaments, and high school clubs are reporting to Swannanoa, N.C., on Friday-Saturday, May 19-20.
At present, Division I has eight teams committed, and seven are returners to the annual tournament. The big news is Rocky Mountain High School as a late addition. In mid-April, the Idaho team beat the state’s reigning 7s and 15s champion, Eagle High School, and the result prompted an invitation from the National Girls Coaches Committee. Rocky Mountain head coach Chris Kovac hesitated at first, concerned about the ability to organize and fundraise for a nationals trip in so short a time, but club president Bryan Fork insisted. Read more.
Catholic Memorial HS – Waukesha, Wis.
City Honors HS – Buffalo, N.Y.
Divine Savior Holy Angels – Milwaukee, Wis.
Eagle HS – Eagle, Idaho
Grandville HS – Grandville, Mich.
Hamilton HS – Sussex, Wis.
Orchard Park HS – Orchard Park, N.Y.
Rocky Mountain HS – Meridian, Idaho
Both DSHA and City Honors are bringing JV teams as well. There’s a possibility of one more DI competitor out of the South, but attendance hinges on fundraising success. This weekend’s Midwest HS 15s Championship will help seed the DI field for nationals.