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USA U20 Name Transatlantic Quad Roster

  • 29 Jun 2024
USA U20 rugby

The USA Rugby Women’s U20 program has named its roster for the Transatlantic Quad Series, to be held July 14-24 in Cardiff, Wales. Twenty-six players are heading overseas for the three-match tour against the Canada, England and Wales U20 teams. All of the Americans’ games will be live-streamed on RugbyPassTV for free.


Eighteen of the 26 tour-goers are current student-athletes at a DI or DII NCAA rugby program. Six hail from the DI Elite ranks. The final two players are both connected to the Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales. Erica Kissinger is a current player at the Welsh institution, and the Charlotte Cardinals’ Elizabeth Cook is an incoming freshman.

“Similar to previous years, this tour is critical to our athletes’ development in the Pathway, as it teaches them to form an efficient team quickly and compete against opponents who will challenge them tactically, technically, physically and mentally for 80 [minutes] non-stop,” USA Women’s U20 head coach Joel Bonnaud said. “However, this year provides an amazing growth opportunity, as we will have nine days to form a team instead of three. As a result, the group will be able to dig much deeper in the human relationships and brand of rugby we want to display.”

The U20s will meet at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., for the pre-tour camp. The group will then depart on July 12 for Cardiff, where the Canada, England and Wales U20s teams await.

USA U20 Schedule

Livestream: The Rugby Network
Times shown in ET

July 14 • 12:30 p.m.
@ Cardiff Met Univ
USA v Canada

July 19 • 2:30 p.m.
@ Cardiff Arms
USA v Wales

July 24 • 12:30 p.m.
@ Cardiff Arms
USA v England

The Junior National Teams rely heavily on the support of donors, and Rhinos Rugby is stepping up with Fuel the Future . The USA Rugby-certified National Development Program is matching all public donations up to $15,000. The XV Foundation has again generously donated funds to bring both programs together for this elevated assembly across the USA Women’s High Performance Pathways.

USA Women’s U20s Roster

Paola Arredondo Almeida — Dartmouth College
Elizabeth Cook — Charlotte Cardinals (Cardiff Met fall ‘24)
Ashley Cowdrey — Davenport University
Carrie Coyer-Westerberg — Davenport University
Kendall Cunningham — Brown University
Charlotte Dauser — Davenport University
Lauren DiPasquale — Central Washington University
Alissa Eisenhart — United States Military Academy
Sofia Fernandez — Life University
Emma AJ Haughey — Life University
Skylar Jordan — Harvard University
Erica Kissinger — Cardiff Met
Lennox London — Harvard University
Lionala Mayorga — Davenport University
Avery Morgan — BYU/Life University
Kate Muldoon — Brown University
Julia Murray — Brown University
Alopa Nau — Davenport University
Hehea Pulotu — Dartmouth College
Ava Reuter — Lindenwood University
Taylor Sadek — Dartmouth College
Rebekah “Lissa” Salisbury — Life University
Cindy Taulava — Dartmouth College
Courtney Taylor — Harvard University
Ashley Torres-Brown — Sacred Heart University
Reece Woods — Sacred Heart University

Non-traveling Reserves
Akil Dougherty — Chiefs RFC (Brown University fall ‘24)
Neasa McLaughlin — Harvard University
Malia Tuli — Kent Crusaders (Penn State University fall ‘24)
Rachel Wilkie — Davenport University
Sereana Vulaono — University of New Haven

Coaches and Staff

Joel Bonnaud | Head Coach
Kitt Wagner Ruiz | Assistant Coach
Kristin Zdanczewicz | Strength & Conditioning Coach
Janie Kluempers | Athletic Trainer
Kjrsten Abel Ruch | Team Manager

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