2016-17 Women’s Collegiate All-American Honors

First and Second Team Women’s athletes awarded along with yearly honorable mention

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Life University, Lindenwood University, Penn State and Central Washington are well represented on the yearly selected Women's Collegiate All-Americans roster. In 2017, a total of 10 schools are included on the first and second team selections, while an additional 11 make the list by way of honorable mention.

"We had an incredible display of athletes to review this year, in awarding these honors," noted USA Rugby Collegiate Director, Rich Cortez, "From young stars to current Eagles, we're excited to see the women's collegiate community well represented."

Notable honorees include Lindenwood's McKenzie Hawkins, after an impressive D1 Elite playoff and Final. Lindenwood squared off against champion Penn State with five represented first team All-Americans in Azniv Nalbandian, Kayla Chipman, Gabby Cantorna, along with Women's Rugby World Cup backs Kayla Canett and Tess Feury.

In a list selected by the Women's Collegiate All-Americans Selection Committee, input was guided by nationwide college coaches, scouts and selectors.

2016-17 USA Rugby Women's Collegiate All-Americans

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FIRST TEAM

FORWARDS
Rebekah HebdonBrigham YoungProp
Emily PrenticeHarvardHooker
Azniv NalbandianPenn StateProp
Tiffany PersonLindenwoodLock
Taylor McKowskiLife UniversityLock
Grace TaitoBrigham YoungFlanker
Darian LovelaceLife UniversityFlanker
Kyla ChipmanPenn StateEight
BACKS
Kat RamageDartmouthScrumhalf
Gabby CantornaPenn StateSecond row
Tess FeuryPenn StateWing
McKenzie HawkinsLindenwoodCenter
Ilona MaherQuinnipiacCenter
Francesca SandsDartmouthWing
Kayla CannettPenn StateFullback

SECOND TEAM

FORWARDS
Megan RomLifeProp
Hannah LewandowskiCentral WashingtonHooker
Kim HurleyNorwichProp
Jenny KronishHarvardLock
Jenny JohnsonCentral WashingtonLock
Michel NavarroCentral WashingtonFlanker
Natalie KoskoLindenwoodFlanker
Gio Ferguson-LewisUS Military AcademyEight
BACKS
Anna Karen PerazaLindenwoodScrumhalf
Richelle StephensLindenwoodFlyhalf
Caring DeFreitasLindenwoodWing
Sui A'auCentral WashingtonCenter
Kaitlyn BroughtonLifeCenter
Alex SedrikLifeWing
Maggie MylesQuinnipiacFullback

HONORABLE MENTION

Bridget KhaleAmerican International
Carly WatersPenn State
Hannah TrommerKent State
Erica HippUC Davis
Ashlee SalatoAir Force Academy
Kayla ClarkAmerican International
Jillian FejesWashington State
Danielle Waiko SuaNotre Dame
Leah IngoldCentral Washington
Summer Harris-JonesVirginia
Sydnee WantanabeUC Davis
Olivia Bernadel HueyStanford
Scout CheeksPenn State
Cassidy MeyersCentral Washington
Courtney KeuhlCentral Florida
Emma WorkmanBrigham Young
Sunshine HippUC Davis
Sara RotheryConnecticut