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USA U20s 26-Strong in England

  • 16 Jul 2019
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Photo: Anne-Marie Lemal Brown

USA RUGBY – USA U20s Head Coach Ricardo Ramirez has named his touring squad for the U20 Women’s Tri Nations Cup taking place July 20-28 at Loughborough University in England. 

The USA U20s will face England on July 20 and Canada on July 24 before a winner is decided after the final match on July 28. While a LIVE stream will not be available, score updates will be communicated across USA Rugby’s social media channels.

“We’ve spent the time since camp reviewing a talented player pool. Selections are always a hard activity but we’re excited to see this travel squad compete because they are dynamic and bring a lot to the table on and off the field,” said Ramirez. “Each player has their own flavor as an individual that only adds to our collective abilities as a team. These players are excited to represent their country and we as a staff cannot wait to see the next generation of Eagles.”

Selections for the Tri Nations Cup come after the USA Under-20s concluded a June preparation camp with the NSCRO All-Stars. From last year’s Tri Nations Cup, four USA U20s moved on to make their senior national team debut including Tiana A’au, Emily Henrich and Olivia Ortiz in 15s and Lauren Thunen in 7s. 

The Under-20s program has long been an important selection vehicle for USA Rugby’s national team programs and as such relies on monetary support from the community to help lower costs for players selected for assembly. To make a contribution to the future of USA’s National Teams, click here

USA WOMEN’S U20s ROSTER

Player – Position, Current college or club team (high school team)

  • Tiana A’au – Prop, Central Washington Univ. (Grant, Ore.)
  • Tiara A’au – Prop, Central Washington Univ. (Grant, Ore.)
  • Ubaida Ahmed – Wing, Mount St. Mary’s Univ. (Ft. Hunt, Va.)
  • Kapoina Bailey – Back Row, Kona HS (Hawaii)
  • Cassidy Bargell – Scrumhalf, Harvard (Summit, Colo.)
  • Megan Bird – Back 3, Davenport Univ. (Oak Creek, Wisc.)
  • Paige Fallon – Back Row, Life Univ. (Clark County, Ore.)
  • Gio Ferguson Lewis – Back Row, U.S. Military Academy (Play Rugby, N.Y.)
  • Morgan Freeman – Utility, Lindenwood Univ. (Ft. Miami, Fla.)
  • Natalie Gray – Lock, Lindenwood Univ. (Summit, Colo.)
  • Sophia Haley – Back Row, Dartmouth (Hopkins, Minn.)
  • Saher Hamdan – Hooker, Notre Dame College (Lakewood, Ohio)
  • Erica Jarrell – Lock, Harvard
  • Tori Jones – Prop, Notre Dame (Penn, Ind.)
  • Allison Koenig – FH/Back 3, Quinnipiac Univ. (Catholic Memorial, Wisc.)
  • Clara Lemal-Brown – Wing, Quinnipiac Univ. (Hudson, Ohio)
  • Matalasi Morrissette – FH/Center, BYU (West End, Va.)
  • Mary Jane Pasioles – SH, Central Washington Univ. (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Marin Pennell – Back Row, Dartmouth (Summit, Colo.)
  • Karissa Postula – Center, ORSU (Cleveland, Ore.)
  • Darina Roe – FH, Penn State (State College, Pa.)
  • Joannah Skucek – Prop, Lindenwood Univ. (State College, Pa.)
  • Samantha Tancredi – Lock, Lindenwood Univ. (North Bay, Md.)
  • Nohea Uluave – Center, Lindenwood Univ. (Kahuku, Hawaii)
  • Elizabeth Wilson – Back Row, NOVA (West End, Va.)
  • Glory Woolley – Flanker, Oklahoma State (Broken Arrow, Okla.)

Non-traveling reserves: Susan Adegoke (Life University / Play Rugby, N.Y.), Rachel Strasdas (BYU)

USA WOMEN’S U20s STAFF

Head Coach | Ricardo Ramirez

Assistant Coach | Emily Record

Assistant Coach | Craig Wilson

Physical Performance | Sylvia Braaten

Athletic Trainer | Diane Watanabe 

Team Manger | Anna Kunkel

U20 WOMEN’S TRI NATIONS CUP SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 20

10 a.m. ET USA vs. England

Wednesday, July 24

12 p.m. ET USA vs. Canada

Sunday, July 28

11 a.m. ET Canada vs. England

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