Women's Rugby

Est. 1994. Home of the Women Ruggers

rec_wrugby11kThe Women's Rugby Club at Fairfield University was founded as a sport club in 1994. During the fall '13 season, the club enjoyed a spirited and competitive weekend on October 5, joining with the men's club to celebrate 50 years of rugby play at Fairfield. Over the years, the women have established a solid program, competing against regional teams in the New England area. Those teams have included Hofstra, Bard, Marist, and Sacred Heart.

This season, the Ruggers elevated the program to Division II status in the recently formed Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference. Divisional opponents are Hofstra, Molloy, Rutgers and Stony Brook. All league competition occurs during the fall academic semester.

The home rugby pitch of the Red Ruggers is the Lt. Hans Grauert Memorial Field. Christopher Grauert, '68 and his mother, Leila B. Grauert, donated the rugby pitch to Fairfield in 2003 in honor of his brother Lt. Hans Grauert, who was a naval aviator lost at sea during the Vietnam War.

Fairfield women's rugby continues a great tradition on and off the pitch as representatives of Fairfield University.

Austin Ryan, Marquette University '10, Fairfield Prep '06, was named head coach this past August. Austin brings a wealth of experience both as a player at Prep and 4 year A-side club member at Marquette, while completeing his studies.

Austin is curently The Director of Alumni Relations at his alma mater, Fairfield Prep.

 

2014 - 2015  Officers

President:               Daniel Hill '15
Vice President:       Caitlin Collins '15
Match Secretary:    Nicole Fede '16
Treasurer:              Nina Giacchi '16
Treasurer Fall '14:   Kai Rodgers '15
Back Captain:         Anne Gugielmoni '15
Forward Captain:   Chritine Ligato '15

 Fall 2014 Schedule

September

Date Opponent Results
Sunday 7 @ Rutgers University

82 - 0 (L)

Sunday 14 Sacred Heart University 39 - 10 (L)
Sunday 21 Stony Brook University 31 - 20 (W)
Sunday 28 @ Hofstra University 38 - 21 (L)
October      
Sunday 5 Molloy College 35 - 15 (W)
Sunday 12 @ University of Albany 17 - 12 (L)
Sunday 19 Conference Quarterfinals 71 - 15 (L)
Saturday 25 Sacred Heart NA
November      
Saturday 1 Conference Championships NA
Saturday 8 ACRA Round of 32 NA
Sat-Sun 15-16 ACRA Regionals NA
Saturday 23 BYE  
December      
Sat-Sun 6-7 ACRA Championship NA

 

2014 - 2015 Roster

Head Coach: Austin Ryan

Last First Year City State
Bautista Karina 2017 Bronx NY
Burke Kelsey 2017 Longmeadow MA
Calderoni Lauren 2018 New City NY
Canelli alison 2015 Hamden CT
Cheslock Kristin 2017 Rockville Centre NY
Cocchi Lianna 2015 Bellerose Village NY
Collins Caitlin 2015 Sudbury MA
Craig Carson 2017 Wyckoff NJ
Cuellar Jennifer 2015 Fairfield CT
Eustis Erica 2017 Medway  MA
Fede Nicole 2016 Mahwah NJ
Francois Jael 2018 Stamford CT
Galante Virginia 2018 Southbury CT
Gallagher Erin 2017 Simsbury CT
Goger Barbara 2017 Flushing NY
Guglielmoni Anne 2015 Stratford CT
Havner Kristen 2017 Hopewell Juction NY
Hill Danielle 2015 Chatham NJ
Javorski Kara 2016 West Springfield MA
Krastins Sara 2017 Glenville NY
Lane Mairin 2016 Montvale NJ
Ligato Christine 2015 Canton CT
Liguori Margaret 2016 Lynbrook NY
Mitchell Sarah 2017 Norwalk  CT
Moulder Brianne 2018 Newtown CT
Nelson Cydney 2017 Rockville Centre NY
Persechini Kelsey 2018 Mansfield MA
Pieri Kendall 2018 Needham MA
Rodgers Kyla 2015 White Plains NY
Smith Brittaney 2016 West Roxbury MA
Venditti Michaela 2018 Loudonville NY
Wakelin Bridget 2015 Abington MA
Wallace Kelsey 2015 Woodbridge CT
Washburn Kelsey 2017 Doylestown PA

 

Fall 2013 Final League Standings
   Tri-State Conference           South   2013  
  Team W L T Pts For Pts Agnst Pts Diff Bonus Total Out of Div
1 Stony Brook 4 0 0 161 56 105 3 19 2-0
2 Rutgers 3 1 0 99 64 35 3 15 0-2
3 Molloy 2 2 0 103 95 8 3 11 2-0
4 Fairfield 1 3 0 59 123 -64 1 5 1-1
5 Hofstra 0 4 0 74 131 -57 3 3 1-1

 

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