Spring 2019 Schedule

The spring schedule has officially been released! Please note, Willamette has a new email address (willamettewomensrugby@gmail.com). Please be sure to send all correspondence with Willamette to that address. We have nine 7s select side tech T’s for sale. Sizes are men’s medium and large. The cost is $20 plus $5 shipping. Please contact president.ccwrc@gmail.com if you’re interested in a shirt. All proceeds support our 7s select side team.

February 16th
7s round robin at SOU
SOU
Willamette
Whitman
Reed
Seattle U
WOU v UPS at WOU (15s)
March 2nd
7s round robin at Lewis & Clark
L&C
SOU
Willamette
Seattle U
UPS v EWU at UPS (15s)
Whitman/Reed v WOU at Whitman (15s)
March 16th
7s round robin at Reed
Reed
SOU
Seattle U
Lewis & Clark
April 6th
7s round robin at Willamette
Willamette
SOU
Whitman
Lewis & Clark
Seattle U/Reed v UPS at Seattle U
April 13th
WOU v EWU at WOU
April 20th
Conference Championships
15s match WOU v UPS at Whitman
7s championships at Whitman
Whitman
SOU
Willamette
Seattle U
Lewis & Clark
Reed
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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

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).

 

Life Is a Pitch, Pts. 3 & 4

As the title suggests, life is a pitch. You get busy with school, work, and life and things just fall by the way side. However, life is about to get that much easier as this Saturday will be the last two matches of the fall season! Whitman College, a new CCWRC team, will host Seattle University and Lewis & Clark College for a few matches of 10s or possibly 15s. The University of Puget Sound will host their first home match of the season with Western Oregon University, Willamette University, and Eastern Washington University traveling to Tacoma.

It looks like it’ll be a chilly one for everyone this weekend. However, not quite as cold as last Saturday’s match at Seattle U, where the high was somewhere around the low 30s. Last Saturday saw Whitman players combine with Seattle U, Lewis & Clark, as well as UPS to play three 25 minute mini matches of 15s. Willamette combined with WOU to play 15s against Eastern Washington at WOU.

We’re a little sad to see the end of the fall season on the horizon, but are looking forward to some exciting schedule changes for the spring. Teams should be on the lookout for an email regarding the spring schedule prior to its release. We’re so excited with this fall’s schedule and look forward to the spring!

Players of the match for matches on 10/28 and 11/4:

Rachael Obermiller (Rookie!)  and Emma from L&C

Ashley and Mairan from UPS

Clara from Whitman

Mikhail and Nicky from SU

Mari and Simone from Willamette

Malina and Karla from WOU

Lorie Ledoux from EWU

As always, congratulations to all the players of the match and remember, it’s more than how many tackles you make or tries you score. It’s about having heart and soul on the pitch.

Life Is a Pitch, Pt. 1

WOU at EWU

Playing rugby means you will always learn. You will learn a new playing style, a new tackling style, you will learn to be a good sport, a gracious winner, and a diplomatic loser. You will learn the art of balance. Balancing school, work, practice, a social life, and all life throws at you.

This past Saturday Western Oregon University, Seattle University, Willamette University, and Whitman College all experienced something new. This was their first time playing as combined teams to play two consecutive 15s matches against Eastern Washington University, a team that has been practicing together for a while.

One of the biggest challenges when combining teams together is melding different playing styles and the teams took on the challenge with grace. Eastern Washington won both of their matches, but both the WOU/SU and the Willamette/Whitman teams put numbers on the board. All of the teams should be proud of how they played regardless of the score of the match.

All of this weekend’s teams had a lot of rookies, who we hope have fallen in love with the game. Eric Populus was a sport and was the referee for both matches. Ian Martin, EWU’s head coach commented, “Kudos to the referee, Eric Populus, for explaining things during the games for the benefit of the new players”. Thank you Eric for taking the time to explain the hows and whys of rugby. Every now and again even the most experienced players need a refresher.

Players of the Match

Willamette named the following players:

Colleen Ford and Addie Oaks- EWU

Hassia, Ayana, and Laura-Whitman

Olivia and KayLyn-Willamette

Seattle University named the following players:

Julia Pascua-SU

Addie Oaks- EWU

Kira-WOU

Western Oregon University named the following players:

Malina Foley-WOU

Nikki-SU

Addie Oaks-EWU

Congrats to all of the players! There are many reasons why players are nominated as player of the match. It’s not always big hits and great runs. Sportsmanship and heart play a part as well.

We’re waiting to hear from Whitman College and Eastern Washington University as to who they nominated as player(s) of the match.

This Saturday WOU and Lewis & Clark College will be traveling to Willamette. Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, and Whitman will play a combined 15s match against Eastern Washington at Seattle University.

Photo: Western Oregon University