Women’s Rugby 2017 Fall Season Wrap Up

Via Wisconsin Women’s Rugby:

This season has been one of incredible growth and improvement. Though it’s only our second year back in DI, we made it all the way to the Midwest Final! We also welcomed a new coach, Justin O’Connor, to our ranks and his guidance and experience have certainly helped us to “up our game” and be competitive in DI. We ended our season at 3-3 for league play with 2 wins against the Minnesota Valkyries and Chicago Women. In an effort to get even more playing time at the DI level we invited the Denver Black Ice, a fellow DI team, to play us at the end of October. It was a great opportunity to play a new team and make some new friends. Although we lost our Midwest Final match against the Detroit Women (who doesn’t love a good rematch?!) we are immensely proud of our vets and rookies alike for a fun and hard-fought season!

Photo of WWRFC team November 2017
WWRFC Team photo after the Midwest Final Nov. 11, 2017

As a team, we recognize that we are part of a community and, as such, we have been making a greater effort to give back through volunteering. In mid-October, several of our members participated in the GSAFE Trick or Trot 5k Run/Walk, benefiting GSAFE: a local organization that works to make schools and the community more inclusive for LGBTQIA+ youth. We also hosted a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank at our friendly match against the Denver Black Ice. All told, we donated 217lbs of food and toiletries!! In 2018, we plan on joining forces with our friends at Athletico to volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank to help with sorting donations (or however we can lend a hand)! It is our sincere hope that the WWRFC can forge strong and long-lasting relationships with groups who work hard to make our community better.

Photo of WWRFC players at GSAFE walk
GSAFE Trick or Trot

Looking forward to seeing/hearing from you in 2018!

By Alayna Hronek
WWRFC Communications Officer

Wisconsin Women advance back to 2016 USA Rugby national D2 final

Photo of Wisconsin Women's Rugby team photo May 2016 at USA Rugby East playoffs

Via Wisconsin Women’s RFC Website:

The Wisconsin Women’s Rugby team won both its matches at the USA Rugby National Playoffs in Pittsburgh, Pa., this past weekend, May 21-22.

Photo of Wisconsin Women's Rugby players smiling in a selfieWith the two wins, Wisconsin now advances to the USA Rugby Senior Club Division 2 Women’s National Championship on Saturday, June 4 in Glendale, Colorado.

As the East Champions, Wisconsin will play the West Champions, the Life West Gladiatrix from California. News recap here from The Breakdown.

Wisconsin defeated the Charlotte (NC) Women, 67-19, on Saturday, May 21 in the national Round of 8. News recap here from the Breakdown.

In the national Final 4, Wisconsin defeated the Harrisburg (PA) Harlots, 31-17, on Sunday, May 22, in very poor, muddy field conditions to advance to their second-straight USA Rugby National Championship. Wisconsin is the reigning 2015 Division 2 National Champions.