Balance. This is a word all athletes know and struggle with. Ruggers more so than most. Rugby takes a special kind of passion and it often ends up encompassing so much of our lives. Rugby lives, breathes, and most importantly grows because of this passion. Passion and hard work. Hard work which is often handled by volunteers.
CCWRC is ran by volunteers and has been built by one of those passionate, hardworking, ruggers–Samantha Allen. Sami has made CCWRC. While creating CCWRC, she was also coaching the U.W. Women’s Rugby team, as well as continuing competitive play with the Seattle Breakers. As CCWRC has grown so has Sami’s life. She has gotten engaged (Go Sami!), continued to grow in her career, and of course continued to coach and play. Sami has realized in order to achieve her balance she must step down as the CCWRC President.
It is with a heavy heart, great gratitude, and well wishes that we see Sami step down as President of CCCWRC.
Samantha Allen; Founding President, Cascade Collegiate Women’s Rugby Conference 2012-2013
Sami will not officially step down until October to give CCWRC time to prepare for this transition. In October, Sami will transition out of her role and the current Vice President (me) Lace Lawrence will step into the position of President. Jessica Green, an experienced rugger with committee experience, will then come on as the Vice President. With Jessica’s expertise and the perspective of our new (as of this Summer) Secretary, Patti Smith CCWRC will continue a legacy of strong leaders. We are confident that CCWRC will continue to grow and thrive with continued hard work and rugby passion.
CCWRC would like to take a moment to introduce you to your Executive Committee for the upcoming fall. Stay tuned for bios on our website!
Your 2013-2014 CCWRC Executive Committee
Lace Lawrence; President, Cascade Collegiate Women’s Rugby Conference
Jessica Green; Vice President, Cascade Collegiate Women’s Rugby Conference
Patty Smith; Secretary; Cascade Collegiate Women’s Rugby Conference
Amanda “Q” Quiles; Treasurer, Cascade Collegiate Women’s Rugby Conference