Life Is a Pitch, Pt. 1


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


Western Oregon University named the following players:

Malina Foley-WOU


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






First Fall Match

This Saturday Western Oregon University, Seattle University, Whitman College, and Willamette University will be traveling to Eastern Washington University to play the fall season’s first round of matches. As numbers were initially thought to be low for some teams prior to the start of the season, the two matches against EWU will see a combined WOU/SU team and a combined Whitman/Willamette team taking on the Banshees.

Teams have been working hard at recruiting thus far and will take the field with rosters totaling more than twenty-three players. With such large rosters we should see some great play on Saturday!

Lewis & Clark College and the University of Puget Sound have a bye weekend due to school break.

Next Saturday, all seven of our CCWRC teams will take the field.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @ccwomensrugby and be sure to share your photos from this weekend including team pictures!


Congrats to all the seniors graduating!! May the odds be ever in your favor. Regardless of how far you go, remember your rugby family will always be there for you. Best wishes and good luck to you all! #ccwrc #cascadecollegiatewomensrugby #rugby4ever #womensrugby #collegerugby


@Western Oregon University Womens Rugby is representing us at the NSCRO Championships April 1st and 2nd. They will be playing the following teams: CSU-Monterey Bay, Claremont Colleges, and the University of Puget Sound. These matches will be held at 12 and 2 pm on Saturday and 10am and 12pm on Sunday. #WOUWomensRugby #NSCROchampionships

@Eastern Washington University Womens Rugby and @Western Washington University Women’s Rugby will be representing us April 8th and 9th at the Sweet 16s Tournament that will be held at Western Washington University. The matches will be played alongside DIAA men. The women’s matches will be played at 9 and 11am on both Saturday and Sunday. #Sweet16s #WWUwomensrugby #EWUwomensrugby


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