Pre-Super Series National All-Star Competition begins at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. - One month prior to the kickoff of the second annual Women's Rugby Super Series, University of Northern Colorado is hosting 53 athletes for a National All-Star Competition June 2-7.

An assembly roster for the July 1-9 Super Series - also featuring top-ranked sides Canada, England, and France - will come out of the NASC, held the same weekend as the USA Rugby Club National Championships in Glendale, Colo. Athletes in attendance will be separated into two teams for matches held Saturday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 7.

Women's Eagles Head Coach Pete Steinberg will lead the camp as well as attend Club Championships Saturday, at which at least five NASC invitees could be in action with their club sides. With the Women's Division I and Division II Finals scheduled for June 4, the senior club players will follow the same recovery guidelines as the players in that day's NASC match.

Several student-athletes - including College 15s National Champions Tess Feury and Taylah Pipkin - will also travel to Colorado for the NASC instead of playing in their final sevens tournament of the collegiate season. Elizabeth Cairns, Pennsylvania State University Head Coach Kate Daley, and College 7s National Champion Nicole Strasko will arrive at the end of the weekend, coaching and playing for Penn State and Life University in said tournament.

Forty-one of the athletes invited to the NASC are currently in the Women's Eagles or age-grade player pools, named in February. Others, like Nicole Snyder of College 7s runner-up Bloomsburg University and former Olympic Training Center residents Hunter Griendling and Kate Zackary, have played their way into selection consideration.

The six total matches of the Super Series will be played at Regional Athletic Complex in Salt Lake City 14 months prior to the start of Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland. The NASCs will continue to serve as a selection vehicle for such competitions, as well as age-grade assemblies.

The Super Series roster will be announced at the culmination of the NASC.

National All-Star Competition | June 2-7

Adekemi Adewunmi - Denver Black Ice

Baylee Annis - Burlington WRFC

Kathryn Augustyn - Berkeley All Blues

Catherine Benson - Life West WRFC

Rebekah Bernheim - Colorado Springs

Sylvia Braaten - Twin Cities Amazons

Stacey Bridges - Scion Sirens

Ruth Bryson - Berkeley All Blues

Sarah Buonopane - Beantown WRFC

Elizabeth Cairns - Pennsylvania State University

Elena Cantorna - Seattle Saracens

Sarah Chobot - Glendale Raptors

Bianca Dalal - San Diego Surfers

Kathleen Daley - Women's National Team

Yejadai Dunn - Dartmouth College

Frieda Fetu'u - Berkeley All Blues

Tiffany Faaee - New York Rugby Club

Tess Feury - Pennsylvania State University

Megan Foster - Life West WRFC

Jordan Gray - Brigham Young University

Rachel Griendling - Women's National Team

Nicole James - Houston Athletic Rugby Club

Bailey Johnson - Minnesota Valkyries

Molly Kinsella - Glendale Raptors

Joanna Kitlinski - Glendale Raptors

Hannah Lockwood - San Diego Surfers

Jennifer Lui - Glendale Raptors

Samantha Luther - Beantown WRFC

Etta Mailau - Vipers WRFC

Saskia Morgan - Brown University

Uzoamaka Okoro - Brown University

Deven Owsiany - San Diego Surfers

Samantha Pankey - Washington Furies

Sara Parsons - Austin Valkyries

Christiane Pheil - Chicago North Shore

Megan Pinson - Life West WRFC

Taylah Pipkin - Pennsylvania State University

Jamila Reinhardt - Augusta WRFC

Lauren Rhode - New York Rugby Club

Hope Rogers - Pennsylvania State University

Kimberly Rozier - Washington Furies

Francesca Sands - Norwich University

Haley Schafer - Central Washington University

Asinate Serevi - Central Washington University

Jennifer Sever - Life West WRFC

Nicole Snyder - Bloomsburg University

Kelsi Stockert - Seattle Saracens

Nicole Strasko - Life University

Naya Tapper - University of North Carolina

Elizabeth Trujillo - San Diego Surfers

Alycia Washington - Hartford Wild Roses

Jessica Wooden - American Rugby Pro Training Center

Katherine Zackary - Women's National Team

National All-Star Competition | Coaching Staff

Pete Steinberg - Head Coach

Peter Baggetta - Coach

Martha Daines - Coach

Richard Ashfield - Coach

Katrina Logan - Coach

Jon Mooney - Coach

Kitt Ruiz - Coach

Lisa Rosen - Coach Advisor

National All-Star Competition | High Performance Staff

Christian Carter - Strength & Conditioning

Michael Souders - Strength & Conditioning

Sarah Leslie - Head Physiotherapist

Amie Kern - Physiotherapist

Caitlin Singletary - Video

National All-Star Competition | Management

Roshna Wunderlich

Lance Pruett