Joanna Kitlinski

Joanna Kitlinski
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No.244
BornJuly 5, 1988
HometownClinton Township, MI
PositionHooker (XV)
High School Chippewa Valley
Club Glendale Merlins
Caps XV: 8
College Grand Valley State University
Twitter  @kitlinsj
Instagram  @kitlinsj

Joanna Kitlinski picked up rugby when she was 18 after a college roommate encouraged her to attend a practice. Through high school, Kitlinski ran track and cross country for four years.

Easily adapting to rugby in college, Kitlinski became a Collegiate All-American in 15s from 2010-11 before moving on to compete in the Women's Premier League where she won a national championship in 2014 and 2015 and was named an MVP in 2015.

Following her second national championship, Kitlinski earned her first cap with the U.S. Women's National Team 15s in July of 2015 against Canada. From there, she was named to the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup team where she helped the Eagles finish fourth.

Kitlinski is also fluent in polish and has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

Match List

28 Mar, 7:00 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterCanadaWomen's Eagles
5 - 39
01 Apr, 6:00 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterCanadaWomen's Eagles
10 - 37
01 Jul, 8:30 pmRed DeerCanadaWomen's Eagles
Super Series
36 - 28
05 Jul, 12:00 pmEllerslie Rugby ParkNew ZealandWomen's Eagles
Super Series
14 - 47
09 Nov, 4:45 pmAllianz ParkEnglandWomen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
5 - 57
26 Apr, 7:00 pmInfinity ParkBarbarian F.C.Women's Eagles
Spring Tour
33 - 34