Joanne Fa’avesi

Joanne Fa
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No.259
BornFebruary 5, 1992
HometownMonterey, CA
PositionsHooker (7s), Prop (7s)
High School Luther Burbank
Height5'6"
Weight155
Caps XV: 2
7s: 16
Previous Clubs
Sacramento Amazons
Twitter  @nanafaavesi
Instagram  @nanafaavesi92

Fa'avesi is the youngest of seven children born to a family of rugby players. She played basketball growing up and focused on rugby at Luther Burbank High School, where the 2010 team won a championship.

Upon graduation, Fa'avesi moved on to play with the Sacramento Amazons for four years and was selected to a select/travel side in 2014.

Noticed by Women's Eagles Sevens Head Coach Ric Suggitt, who invited her to a development camp at the Olympic Training Center, Fa'avesi was subsequently selected to the opening round of the 2014-15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series and was contracted following her return stateside.

In addition to her career in rugby, Fa'avesi has also served her country as a member of the U.S. Army Athlete World Class Athlete Program.

Also a member of the U.S. team that qualified for the 2017 Rio Olympic Games at the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships, the athlete added a silver medal with the United States at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, making her an easy selection to the 12-player Team USA squad for Rugby Sevens' Olympic debut in Rio.

Match List

DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
28 Mar, 7:00 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterCanadaWomen's Eagles
CanAm
5 - 39
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
01 Dec, 2:28 amThe Sevens StadiumRussiaWomen's Sevens
Dubai Sevens
12 - 10
01 Dec, 5:24 amThe Sevens StadiumSouth AfricaWomen's Sevens
Dubai Sevens
7 - 26
01 Dec, 8:43 amThe Sevens StadiumAustraliaWomen's Sevens
Dubai Sevens
10 - 19
02 Dec, 3:14 amThe Sevens StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
Dubai Sevens
5 - 28
02 Dec, 6:02 amThe Sevens StadiumBrazilWomen's Sevens
Dubai Sevens
26 - 17
02 Feb, 8:52 pmAllianz StadiumRussiaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
10 - 19
02 Feb, 11:12 pmAllianz StadiumEnglandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
22 - 14
03 Feb, 1:54 amAllianz StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
20 - 5
03 Feb, 6:22 pmKippax FieldIrelandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
17 - 5
03 Feb, 10:04 pmAllianz StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
19 - 12
04 Feb, 1:42 amAllianz StadiumCanadaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
17 - 21
03 Mar, 11:17 amSam Boyd StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
21 - 24
03 Mar, 2:02 pmSam Boyd StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
22 - 7
03 Mar, 4:47 pmSam Boyd StadiumFijiWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
14 - 7
04 Mar, 12:28 pmSam Boyd StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
20 - 12
04 Mar, 3:36 pmSam Boyd StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
7 - 12
04 Mar, 8:40 pmSam Boyd StadiumCanadaWomen's Sevens
USA Sevens
7 - 31
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
06 Aug, 12:00 pmDeodoro StadiumFijiTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
7 - 12
06 Aug, 5:00 pmDeodoro StadiumColombiaTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
48 - 0
07 Aug, 12:30 pmDeodoro StadiumAustraliaTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
12 - 12
07 Aug, 5:30 pmDeodoro StadiumNew ZealandTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
0 - 5
08 Aug, 1:00 pmDeodoro StadiumFijiTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
12 - 7
08 Aug, 5:00 pmDeodoro StadiumFranceTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
19 - 5
22 Nov, 12:00 pmStade de la MéditerranéeFranceWomen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
10 - 36