Joanne Fa’avesi

Joanne Fa'avesi
Born February 5, 1992
Hometown Monterey, CA us
High SchoolLuther Burbank (Sacramento, CA)
Height 5'6"
Weight 155
Club Sacramento Amazons USA
Caps 7s: 7
Previous Clubs
Twitter @nanafaavesi

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 Sacramento Amazons for four years and was selected to a select/travel side in 2014. Fa'avesi was noticed by Women's Eagles Sevens Head Coach Ric Suggitt, who invited her to a development camp at the Olympic Training Center. She was subsequently selected to the opening round of the 2014-15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series and was contracted following her return stateside. Fa'avesi was a member of the U.S. team that qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games at the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships, won a silver medal with the team at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, and was named to the 12-player Team USA squad for Rugby Sevens' Olympic debut.

Match List

Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
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
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
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