Inaugural Cascade 7s Select Side Team Announced

For the first time in CCWRC’s history, we will be sending a Select Side team to NSCRO’s annual 7s All Star Championship. The 7s All Star Championship will take place at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg Florida on January 19th and 20th.

We are pleased to announce the following individuals have been selected:

Abi Beerkircher – Lewis and Clark College

Antonia MacNaughton – Reed College

Brenna Intemann-Milligan – Reed College

Corey Magruder – Reed College

Hannah Kramer – Southern Oregon University

Hannah Musgrove – Seattle University

Isabel Betsill – Lewis and Clark College

Jordan Bruyn – Southern Oregon University

Julia Pascua – Seattle University

Kailee McGloghlon – Southern Oregon University

Leila Shokat – Reed College

Mariko Moore – Willamette College

Congratulations on your selection!

Calling All NSCRO Rugby Athletes in the PNW

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Join us for the October Cascade All Star 7’s camp. This is a select side camp for the inaugural Cascade All Star 7’s team.

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018, Noon to 4pm

Where: Seattle University’s indoor turf field at 550 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98112 (SU’s gym)

What to bring: Cleats, rugby shorts, mouth guard, a light and a dark jersey/shirt, water, and snacks

 

Photo Credit: NSCRO – 2017 All Star 7s

CCWRC All Star 7s Team to compete in NSCRO All Star 7s Championships

CCWRC will be putting together an All Star 7s Team to travel to St. Petersburg, FL to play in the NSCRO All Star 7s Championship at Eckerd College January 19-20, 2019.  We are seeking current players from Whitman College, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, Reed, Lewis & Clark, Western Oregon University, and Southern Oregon University.

For those who do not know what an All Star Team (aka select side team) is, it is a team composed of players from various teams in a rugby conference. Typically they are players who have never played together, unless multiple players from one team are selected, but they have often played against each other. Player experience often ranges from rookie to seasoned veteran. These players are the best of the best and are very adaptable. Still not sure of what an All Star Team is? Think of our 15s and 7s Eagles.

We will hold two to three camps (team selection and practice) prior to our travel to Florida. For those interested in attending our camps (location and date(s) TBA) please email president.ccwrc@gmail.com. Nervous about coming to a camp on your own? Grab a teammate and bring her along!

Pictured is a mock-up of our All Star jersey!!All Star

Player of the Week

Seattle University’s Player of the Week is Hannah! “Not only does Hannah’s warm and playful personality bring fun energy to the team, she also happened to be an incredibly fly half. ‘I’ve played a number of sports growing up, but I stated playing rugby in high school and I have never played a sport with such an all around environment of love and support. It’s a sport and a community that provides women with so much confidence, which I think is so incredibly important, especially at this time in our lives. When I tell people I play rugby I usually get a look of surprise mixed with awe and usually a little fear, and I love that and I love rugby.'” Hannah is Seattle U’s Veep. (credit-@seattleuwomensrugby)

Who is your player of the week?

Stay tuned for a write-up about this Saturday’s upcoming matches, the first of the spring season!

 

7s World Cup Volunteer Opportunity

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 Volunteer Program

“Be a part of Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, the first Rugby World Cup taking place on American soil! Beyond the competition at AT&T Park, our volunteering efforts will stretch across various locations such as hotels, training facilities, and transportation hubs with roles such as Bay Area Ambassadors, Rugby Geniuses and support for Media, Production & Operations teams”.

If you happen to be out of the loop, World Cup Rugby 7s will be held at AT&T Park in San Francisco beginning Friday, July 20, 2018 through Sunday, July 22, 2018. Volunteers are needed from Monday, July 16, 2018 through Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

This is an amazing opportunity to participate without playing! For those of you who need internships,  your volunteering can be considered as such. Volunteers submit an application and provide information about where they would like to placed, which means there’s potential to have a somewhat tailored experience. Applications should be submitted soon so that interviews and training can happen in the spring (it’s only January and not officially spring yet).

Please see this Volunteer One-Sheet which will provide you with more information as well as where to submit your application. This opportunity is not limited to college students or ruggers only, so if this is something you would be interested in, submit your application now (https://www.rwcsevens.com/volunteer).

 

Spring Schedule Release

SnowIt is officially almost the end of 2017 and boy has it been a year! Hopefully everyone is pulling through their holiday hangovers of too much fun, food, and excitement. We are excited to announce the release of the 2018 Spring Schedule. We don’t anticipate any changes, but as we’ve all learned, especially this fall season, we are a fluid ever-changing conference and ultimately change is inevitable. That being said, do not hesitate to contact Q with questions or concerns related to the schedule or anything else.

We hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve! Stay safe and we’ll see you back on the pitch in 2018.

EWU SU UPS Whitman Willamette L&C WOU
Feb 17th at Willamette at Whitman at L&C SU EWU UPS BYE
Feb 24th UPS WOU at EWU BYE at L&C Willamette at SU
Mar 3rd BYE at UPS SU WOU BYE Vegas 7s at Whitman
Mar 10th L&C BYE Spring Break Spring Break WOU at EWU at Willamette
Mar 17th at WOU at L&C Spring Break Spring Break BYE SU EWU
Mar 24th Spring Break Spring Break BYE Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break
Mar 31st Spring Break Spring Break Whitman at UPS Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break
Apr 7th DII Sweet 16s? Prom Dress NSCRO Plyoffs?
Trny @ L&C?
Apr 14th Prom Dress
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Apr 21st
Apr 28th Alumni Wknd

 

Women’s Division II National Championship

The Spring Season for CCWRC kicks off this weekend. We hope you are all ready for some amazing rugby. As you are out there practicing in the cold and the wet; we thought we would share some motivating news with you!

USA Rugby has announced the dates for the National Championship (Locations are coming in the next 3 weeks)

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Click on me for more info from USA Rugby

Selection Announcements: April 7
“Play-In” Round of 32 (If deemed appropriate by USA Rugby): April 12-13
Round of 16: April 25-27
Semi-Finals/Finals: May 9-11

A few things explained

Who goes and who stays?

The CCWRC Conference Champion team will have an automatic bid into play off rounds.

How will we decide the Champion?

USA Rugby requires (with some provisos of understanding) that all teams play 5 games to qualify for post-season. As we get scores from the last season and this seaon, CCWRC will discuss with all teams what the conference championship will look like, where it will be, and how many teams will be involved. Check your emails as the season progresses.

What if you are 2nd in the conference?

This is where the (Possible) Round of 32 comes in. If you do not get an automatic qualify bid (i.e. first place) you can submit an At Large Selection. Depending on what USA rugby feels this may qualify you for post-season play.

What does this mean for you right now?

Keep playing hard and schedule friendlies with teams that will challenge you.

Start fundraising for travel!

Send your unnoficial scores to vicepresident.ccwrc@gmail.com. While these won’t be final scores it may be a quicker way to keep our page updated.

Still have questions or are just super confused?

Email your President! president.ccwrc@gmail.com

Technical Difficulties–Scores

Hello CCWRC. We apologize for the delay in scores. The PNRRS has switched over to a new ref reporting system. This has caused delays in getting officials scores to CCWRC.tumblr_myv58iYDYl1qiyjaeo1_500

If you have scores from your games please email them to vicepresident.ccwrc@gmail.com

We will post unofficial scores until we have the official scores.

Thank you!

CCWRC Execs

CCWRC Team Headed to the Final Four!

CCWRC Team Headed to the Final Four!

As we all know the Washington State University Women’s Rugby Club has recently been leading the D2 post-seasons. With multiple appearances in Post season play and lots of hardware to boot, these Cougs are set to continue on the tradition again this year.

Go Cougs!

Go Cougs!

CCWRC couldn’t be more proud to be represented by these Cougs at the USA Rugby D2 National Championship.

Read about the Cougs journey in the Spokesman-Review article here  and if you are in the Stanford area come out to cheer on the Cougs this weekend!

 

 

Way to represent and Go Cougs!