Joanne Fa’avesi

Joanne Fa
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No.259
BornFebruary 5, 1992
HometownSouth Sacramento, 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.

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.

After helping the U.S. Qualify for the Olympics during the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships, Fa'avesi won a Silver Medal with the Women's Sevens at the Toronto Pan Am Games. In 2016, she was an easy selection to Team USA's 12 player roster for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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


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