Joanne Fa’avesi

Joanne Fa'avesi
Born February 5, 1992
Hometown Monterey, CA us
Positions Hooker (7s), Prop (7s)
High SchoolLuther Burbank (Sacramento, CA)
Height 5'6"
Weight 155
Club Sacramento AmazonsUSA
Caps XV: 2
Previous Clubs
Twitter @nanafaavesi

Fa'avesi is the youngest of seven children born to a family of rugby players. She played basketball growing up and focused on rugby at Luther Burbank High School, where the 2010 team won a championship. Upon graduation, Fa'avesi moved on to play with Sacramento Amazons for four years and was selected to a select/travel side in 2014. Fa'avesi was noticed by Women's Eagles Sevens Head Coach Ric Suggitt, who invited her to a development camp at the Olympic Training Center. She was subsequently selected to the opening round of the 2014-15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series and was contracted following her return stateside. Fa'avesi was a member of the U.S. team that qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games at the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships, won a silver medal with the team at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, and was named to the 12-player Team USA squad for Rugby Sevens' Olympic debut.

Match List

Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
06 Aug, 12:00 pmDeodoro StadiumFijiTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
7 - 12
06 Aug, 5:00 pmDeodoro StadiumColombiaTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
48 - 0
07 Aug, 12:30 pmDeodoro StadiumAustraliaTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
12 - 12
07 Aug, 5:30 pmDeodoro StadiumNew ZealandTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
0 - 5
08 Aug, 1:00 pmDeodoro StadiumFijiTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
12 - 7
08 Aug, 5:00 pmDeodoro StadiumFranceTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
19 - 5