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USA WNT Roster Set For November Test Matches

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USA WNT Roster Set For November Test Matches

CHULA VISTA, CA. - USA Women’s National Team XVs Head Coach Rob Cain has named 27 players with two traveling reserves for a two match test series against rival Canada on November 20 and November 24 in Chula Vista, Calif.

Nine additional injury reserves have also been selected. Both matches kick off at 3 PM PT at the Elite Athlete Training Center with a live broadcast on FloRugby.com for subscribers. There will be open admission for all fans.

The active roster features ten pool players who didn’t have the opportunity to feature during the June Super Series, including seven who could earn their first cap.

Two of which include 2016 Olympian Kathryn Johnson and USA Under-20s player Elizabeth Wilson. Johnson has also played in ten HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stops while Wilson competed in the last two U20 Tri-Nations Cup in Canada and England, respectively.

The seven potential new caps are joined by returners Carly Waters, Kaitlyn Broughton and Sarah Levy who could all play their first test matches since the Autumn Internationals 2018. Waters was involved in the Eagles April match against the Barbarians and was an injury reserve for the aforementioned Super Series.

Led by Captain Kate Zackary, the Can-Am series will cap off one of the busiest years in program history. Dating back to November of 2018, the USA Women have played eight test matches against opponents ranked in the world’s top four, as well as another four non-tests against A-level, invitational and exhibition sides.

The 27-player roster features 147 cumulative test caps.

“We’ve had some really positive headaches as a coaching group in terms of this selection. Every time we come together now selection is getting harder and harder which is a very positive sign,” said Head Coach Rob Cain. “We have a large group of players performing well and the ability to see so many players compete for the Eagles at senior and U20 levels, through the Women’s Premier League, Collegiate and various other platforms created the past 12 months has been key to this.

"Our focus alongside continued development is opportunity through performance and embracing this inner competition will be critical as we continue towards 2020 and 2021. Our success isn't solely on the group rostered but also the non-selected who were important in driving performances through the inner competition. The exciting thing is to always see players take the chances they get and we hope this group does so with both hands against Canada.”

The Women’s Eagles will assemble on November 15 to begin preparation for the two match series. 

USA WNT 15s Roster For November

PLAYER NAME POSITION CLUB CAPS
Bui Baravilala Center San Diego Surfers 9
Catherine Benson Prop Life West Gladiatrix 21
Kaitlyn Broughton Back Three Glendale Merlins 3
Gabriella Cantorna Flyhalf Glendale Merlins 6
Jennine Duncan Back Three Seattle Saracens 5
Frieda Fetuu Lock Life West Gladiatrix uncapped
Leti Hingano Back Three Life West Gladiatrix uncapped
Katana Howard Flyhalf Twin Cities Amazons 3
Emily Henrich Center USA Sevens 6
Charli Jacoby Prop Chicago North Shore 4
Nick James Prop Houston Athletic 10
Katie Johnson Back Row Twin Cities Amazons uncapped
Rachel Johnson Back Row Oregon Sports Union 5
Joanna Kitlinski Hooker Glendale Merlins 12
Maya Learned Prop Glendale Merlins uncapped
Sara Levy Back Three New York Rugby 1
Bulou Mataitoga Center Berkeley All Blues 3
Amy Naber-Bonte Center Life West Gladiatrix 4
Olivia Ortiz Scrumhalf Davenport Univ. / Chicago NS 4
Kristine Sommer Lock Seattle Saracens 11
Nicole Strasko Lock Life West Gladiatrix 5
Juliann Tordonato Center Glendale Merlins uncapped
Kathryn Treder Hooker Beantown Rugby uncapped
Alycia Washington Lock New York Rugby 20
Carly Waters Scrumhalf Glendale Merlins 2
Elizabeth Wilson Back Row NOVA uncapped
Kate Zackary (C) Back Row San Diego Surfers 13
       
TRAVELING RESERVES      
       
PLAYER NAME POSITION CLUB CAPS
Ashlee Byrge Scrumhalf San Diego Surfers 4
Darina Roe Flyhalf Penn State uncapped
       
       
INJURY RESERVES      
       
PLAYER NAME POSITION CLUB CAPS
Elizabeth Cairns Back Row Life West Gladiatrix 11
Rachel Ehrecke Back Row Glendale Merlins uncapped
Tess Feury Back Three New York Rugby 6
Saher Hamden Hooker Notre Dame College uncapped
Mackenzie Hawkins Flyhalf Glendale Merlins 3
Jenny Kronish Lock Glendale Merlins uncapped
Azniv Nalbandian Prop Glendale Merlins 3
Megan Rom Prop Atlanta Harlequins 2
Nichole Wanamaker Back Three Glendale Merlins Uncapped

 

Unavailable due to injury

Stacey Bridges, Hope Rogers, Sam Luther, Amelia Bizer.

Unavailable due to competition in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020

Alev Kelter, Fane Haungatau, Kris Thomas, Jordan Gray

STAFF
Director of Women's High Performance | Emilie Bydwell

Head Coach | Rob Cain

Assistant Coach | Jamie Burke

Assistant Coach | Kate Daley

Assistant Coach Rich Ashfield

Coach/Team Manager | Jenny Lui

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach | Ian Jones

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach | Conor Sweeney

Head Performance Analyst | Dave Gardner

Team Doctor | Terence Cronin

Athletic Trainer | Bri Arsenault

Athletic Trainer | Katherine Henry

 

CAN-AM SCHEDULE

All matches LIVE on florugby.com.

Wednesday, Nov 20
vs Canada
KO: 3 PM PT, 6 PM ET

Sunday, Nov 24
vs Canada
KO: 3 PM PT, 6 PM ET

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