Women’s Collegiate All-American 15s Complete Development Camp

Talent verification at the core of five day training camp with 44 participating women’s athletes

  • 44 Women's Collegiate All-Americans have completed a five day training camp
  • Talent verification and development at the core
  • Athletes evaluated for U23 depth chart and August senior prep camp

HANOVER, NH. - 44 Women's Collegiate All-Americans have completed a five day training camp focused on talent development and verification at Dartmouth College. Exposing athletes to a high intensity training environment, the camp -- which began on June 19 -- allowed players to test their individual strengths under the direction of experienced coaches and staff who placed an emphasis on meeting the demands of senior international competition.

From the assembly, 8-10 athletes will receive an invitation to the senior women's training camp in August; with opportunities for selection to the North American Four tournament on offer, as well. Additionally, coaches and staff will continue their evaluation of players to create a U23 depth chart, also making note of those who display the potential to medal at the 2021 World Cup.

Over the course of the five days, players underwent a comprehensive training regimen that included trial games and meetings with coaches and staff to create individual development plans. As a whole, the camp focused directly on building depth for the women's program, providing critical insight into bridging the gap between the collegiate and senior national levels.

Additionally, the camp was an opportunity for coaches and players to work within the vision of newly appointed Women's National Team Head Coach Rob Cain, who will begin full-time in the United States at the end of the month.

"Been a really successful Collegiate All-American camp. We have challenged the players' mindsets and skill sets with lots of positive results," says Cain. "I have been hugely impressed not only by the players work ethic and willingness to learn but also their ability to problem solve. They have worked hard, had fun and now understand the level of detail they need in their game. I want to thank all the staff for all their hard work, just like the players they have challenged themselves and had fun doing it."

All 44 Collegiate All-Americans selected were strong representations of the top performing athletes in the country; with several chosen through an open nomination process that took place earlier this year. Given players in camp had already displayed elite athletic abilities, coaches and staff worked to build on existing skills while also educating participants the steps needed to continue performing at a high level.

The Women's Collegiate All-American program is a substantial contributor to the senior Women's National Team player pool. In order for athletes to find success within the women's pathway, monetary support is crucial from the greater community. To support the Collegiate All-American program, visit usarugby.org/trust or click here.

WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN ROSTER | DEVELOPMENT CAMP JUNE 19-24

PLAYERSCHOOL
Amber ChanduNew York University
Carly WatersPenn State University 
Cassandra DarrowYale University 
Corrine HeavnerPenn State University 
Coutney KuehlCentral Florida University 
Darby McFallCal State University, Chico 
Darian LovelaceLife University 
Ella BruckerQueens College
Emma ShimekNotre Dame
Etta MailauVipers Women's Rugby 
Finau TamaivenaSeattle Saracens 
Frankie SandsDartmouth College
Funmi AkinlosotuAir Force
Gabby CantornaPenn State
Grace TaitoBrigham Young University 
Haley LanganHarvard University 
Jenny KronishHarvard University 
Jett HaywardStanford University 
Joyce TaufaLindenwood University 
Kainoa Ah QuinBrigham Young University 
Karen FagetLife University 
Kat RamageDartmouth College 
Kayla Hunkin-ClarkAmerican International College 
Kelsie O'BrienAir Force Academy/Glendale Merlins 
Kristina TomellosoSt. Mary's College of California
Madison OhmannLife University 
Maya LearnedHarvard University 
McKenzie HawkinsLindenwood University 
Megan RomLife University 
Milla AndersonDartmouth College
N'Keiah ButlerLife University 
Noelle HeiserAir Force Academy 
Olivia OrtizDavenport University 
Rachel EhreckePenn State University 
Rachel HandDartmouth College 
Ravyn SantiagoLife University 
Sarah LevyNortheastern University 
Susan Michelle Reyes-
Taylor MakowskiLife University 
Tess FeuryPenn State University 
Whitney WilsonLife University 
KB BroughtonLife University 
Scout CheeksPenn State University 
Haydon ShortCoast Guard Academy 

WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE ALL-AMERICAN STAFF | DEVELOPMENT CAMP JUNE 19-24

TITLESTAFF
CoachKaty Dowty
CoachJamie Burke
CoachRos Chou
Coach Mel Denham
CoachCraig Wilson
Strength & Conditioning CoachTom Kindley
Athletic TrainerKatherine Henry
Athletic TrainerYuriko Fujioka
Team ManagerMac St. Onge
Pathway ManagerAnna Kunkel