BOULDER, Colo. – The 2016 player pool for the Women’s Eagles, comprised of 49 athletes, has been announced.
The Women’s National Team pathway has been revamped since Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014, where the national team finished sixth with two victories. The WNT Pathway has combined all the age-grade teams with the Women’s Eagles, allowing for enhanced collaboration and accelerated player development. This is reflected in the number of players in the Eagle pool that are still eligible for age-grade programs.
“The new structure allows for there to be visibility from the Eagles all the way down to the Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS,” said Pete Steinberg, Women’s Eagle head coach. “That visibility enables players that have the potential to be identified earlier and for them to receive the appropriate development opportunities.”
There are 16 players in the pool that are still age-grade eligible, with each of them having competed their way into the pool.
2016 USA Women’s Eagles Competition Player Pool ATAVUS Athletes
Catie Benson | ATAVUS All-Stars
Sylvia Braaten | ATAVUS Academy (Minneapolis), ATAVUS All-Stars
Bianca Dala | ATAVUS Academy (San Diego), ATAVUS All-Stars
Yejadai Dunn | ATAVUS All-Stars
Tess Feury |USA Rugby Academy
Bailey Johnson | USA Rugby Academy, ATAVUS Academy (Minneapolis)
Saskia Morgan | USA Rugby Academy, ATAVUS All-Stars
Deven Oswiany | ATAVUS Academy (San Diego), ATAVUS All-Stars
Taylah Pipkin | USA Rugby Academy
Nate Serevi | Central Washington University Powered By ATAVUS, ATAVUS All-Stars, ATAVUS Academy (Seattle)
Haley Schafer | Central Washington University Powered By ATAVUS
Kelsi Stockert | ATAVUS Academy (Seattle), ATAVUS All-Stars
Elizabeth Trujillo | ATAVUS Academy (San Diego)
Alycia Washington | USA Rugby Academy