November 28, 2018

The women’s rugby team was profiled in a Rugby Breakdown story about their journey to the National Small College Rugby Association’s final four this weekend in Marietta, Ga.

... The National Small College Rugby Association (NSCRO) is holding its national 15s championshipthis weekend at Life University in Marietta, Ga., and Saturday’s semifinals pit two final-four newcomers against each other. Salve Regina (read more) and Catholic University of America (“Catholic”) bring with them an element of surprise, although the Washington, D.C., program has some recent momentum off which to build.

But this high-water mark took some time to develop. The current seniors spent their freshman year going 0-4 in league. The team, under the continual guidance of head coach Alex Schaefer, then committed itself to recruitment, fundraising and the pursuit of solid game fundamentals. Kyle Prudence joined as assistant coach last year and brought even more precision to the pack, its breakdown work, decision-making and tackling.

But an important piece of the puzzle – the thing that they will sustain the team moving forward – formed outside of those high-stakes games. ...

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