GHSAA Powered by Atavus join Can-Am's lineage in international test debut

The first match of the 2017 Can-Am Series kicks off at the University of Ottawa’s Gee Gee’s Field at 6:00 p.m. ET. The match will be streamed live and can be viewed on Rugby Canada’s Facebook page.

OTTAWA - Thirty years ago, a cross-border rivalry began between the USA Women's National Team and Canada that resulted in a USA victory.

Fast forward to the year 2017, and not only do the Women's Junior All-Americans take part in this historical series, but now the youngest USA age grade team have its chance to leverage the rivalry for its development as well.

Although the program has competed all over the world, today's match versus Rugby Canada's U-18s marks the first time in the program's history that the Girls High School All-Americans Powered by Atavus (under 18) will compete against another country's XVs side.

Led by Head Coach Farrah Douglas, the GHSAA hope to keep their undefeated XVs record alive regardless of graduating into a higher level of competition.

The first match of the 2017 Can-Am Series kicks off at the University of Ottawa's Gee Gee's Field at 6:00 p.m. ET. The match will be streamed live and can be viewed on Rugby Canada's Facebook page.


Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS vs. Rugby Canada

1. Fane Haungatau
2. Jordan Cowan
3. Tiara A'au
4. Gracie Cartwright
5. Tiana A'au
6. Madylyn Becker
7. Elizabeth Wilson
8. Julia Riekena
9. Morgan Freeman
10. Alexandra DiMarco
11. Brianna Vasquez
12. Suiluana A'au
13. Salote Tausinga
14. Marion Sellier
15. Cassidy Bargell (C)

Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS reserves
16. Kateleen Dela Paz
17. Shariyf Mayer
18. Madison Jumper
20. Leilani Mendoza
21. Allison Koeing
22. Malery Billingy
23. Matja Saarenheimo-Vanderhorst
24. Haley Harris

Girls High School All-Americans powered by Atavus | Coaching Staff
Farrah Douglas - Head Coach
Emilie Bydwell - Assistant Coach
Ricardo Ramirez - Assistant Coach
Craig Wilson - Video Analyst
Katherine Henry - Physiotherapist
Annemarie Farrell - Manager
Anna Kunkel - Program Manager