Spring Season on It’s Way!

We had a bit of a bumpy start to our season with all the inclement weather and practice times, but now we are smooth sailing! We are in 7’s season, so we will be competing in weekly tournaments all over the northeast. Here is our spring schedule…

Saturday March 21

     Siena PatRucks (Siena College, NY)

Saturday March 28 

     Crimson 7’s (Harvard University, MA)

Saturday April 4 

     Yale Classic (Yale University, CT)

Saturday April 11/12

     TBD

Saturday April 18

     Polar Bear 7’s (Bowdoin College, ME)

Saturday April 19

Alumni Event (Nickerson Field)

Saturday April 25

      Norwich University, VT

 

Hope to see you all at some tournaments!

Cradles to Crayons

This morning our team had the great opportunity to volunteer at Cradles to Crayons. For those of you who don’t know, Cradles to Crayons is an organization that provides clothing, school supplies, and toys to kids in need. They collect the items, sort the items, and package the items at their warehouse location in Brighton. Over 300,000 kids are in need of these basic items right here in Massachusetts.

Today, our job was to put together outfits for the children. We had a wonderful time mixing and matching, and being in awe over how cute the baby clothes were. This dapper outfit was put together today by some ruggers.

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It is super easy to get involved with their organization! They are always looking for volunteers and for donated items. You can find a list of items they accept and most needed items here.

You can also sign up to volunteer with a group, family, and friends here. It’s a great way to get involved and fun!unnamed-1

Fall Season Is Just Around the Corner

It’s hard to believe that summer has come and gone and our new season is on the way! This Monday marks the beginning of our preseason, which means the 15s season will start rolling in no time. So now is the time to let our fans know when/where we will be playing this fall:

September 13th- BU@URI  at 11AM

September 21st- BU@Northeastern at 6PM

October 4th- BU@BC at 11AM

October 12th- UConn@ BU at 2PM

October 19th- UMass@BU at 8AM

October 25th- Norwich@ BU 6pm

November 1st- Potential Conference Finals- TBA

We will keep you updated on any other season announcements or if any times,dates, or places change. Can’t wait to hear you all cheering us on this season!

 

 

Weekend Roundup and Looking Ahead

This past weekend BUWRFC competed in its first tournament  of the spring season. And what a way to start our sevens career. A-side won all three games and shut out the competition on our home field!  The scores for A-side were BU vs. UMass A- 14-0, BU vs. UMass B 22-0, and BU vs. Umass A 29-0.

We are very proud of this accomplishment and are excited for what this season holds. Moving forward we have a finalized schedule for the rest of the season:

March 30- Tournament @ Army

April 5- Tournament@ UNH

April 12-13- Beast of the East- Portsmouth, RI

April 27- Tournament@ Norwich

May 3-4- ACRA Nationals @ Grand Valley State University- Grand Rapids, MI

May 30- June 1- CRC’s @ PPL Park- Philadelphia, PA

We hope to see our wonderful fans at some matches in the future!

Also because we have been invited back to CRC’s this year we once again need to sell 75 two-day tickets (one day tickets also available) in order to attend. Whether you can attend the games or not, your support would very much appreciated and help us on our journey to Philly . You can buy tickets here.

Preliminary Schedule

With Spring season just around the corner, we want to let our loyal followers know when and where they will be able to see us play this season. This is just a potential schedule and not all dates are finalized and we will update with an official schedule when it’s ready.

3/22 Host Game/Tournament (10 am- 12pm)

3/29 Tournament @ Army 7’s

3/30 Possible Rookie Scrimmaging (8am- 12pm)

4/5 Tournament @ UNH

4/12-13 Beast of the East

4/16 7’s Scrimmage

4/26 Tournament @ Norwich 7’s

5/2-3 ACRA 7’s Nationals

Hope to see you at some games!

 

 

New Recruits!

Attention all new players!

We’ll be having an informational meeting on Monday, September 9th at 7pm in FitRec Room 222.

If you go up the stairs by the rock wall, the room will be at the end of the hall on the left.

– Feel free to swing by a practice and see what rugby is all about.  We’re on Nickerson Field (in West Campus) Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00pm – 11:00pm and the Track and Tennis Center (TTC – 100 Ashford St., right off Babcock St.) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30pm – 11:00pm .

– Here’s a link for some frequently asked questions particular to our team: https://sites.google.com/site/buwrfcplaybook/for-rookies

– Other than that, if you have any questions you can direct them to our Captain, Dee Nash at dnash12@bu.edu or our Vice-Captain, Ashley Donahue at ashdon@bu.edu.

 

Look forward to meeting you all!

BUWRFC takes on CRCs in Philly!

2013-2014 Captain Announced!

Congratulations to Dee Nash (SAR ’14) for being voted as our 2013-2014 BUWRFC Captain!

 

 

End of Season Awards

The team gathered one final time to announce the End of Season awards and to say goodbye to the graduating seniors.

Introducing the 2nd Annual BUWRFC Awards:

Most Valuable Forward: The player in the pack who’s play on the field best exemplifies what we as a team want to aspire to. She works hard, executes her individual skills well and improves the level of play of the team by being on the field. The Most Valuable Forward should be a consistent A side player.

Noel Coleman

Most Valuable Back: The player in the backline who’s play on the field best exemplifies what we as a team want to aspire to. She works hard, executes her individual skills well and improves the level of play of the team by being on the field. The Most Valuable Back should be a consistent A side player.

Dee Nash

Most Improved Forward: The player in the pack who over the course of the year has most improved her game. The Most Improved Forward can be an A or B side player, a rookie or a veteran.

Celeste Hamre

Most Improved Back: The player in the backline who over the course of the year has most improved her game. The Most Improved Back can be an A or B side player, a rookie or a veteran.

Eva Ciccodiola

Rookie of the Year: The player that in their first year playing rugby has made the biggest impact on the team.

Paige Stathopolous

16th Woman: This award goes to the player who’s presence in practice and games helps make the team better as a whole. The 16th Woman does not need to be the best or flashiest player on the field. This award is an opportunity to recognize someone who is truly committed to improving herself and Boston University Women’s Rugby.

Lisa Cardone

The Terrier Award: This award goes to the player who has done the most to advance Boston University Women’s Rugby with her actions off the field. This can be through working as a member of the board, fundraising, volunteering or promoting the team.

Lauren McCormack

The Leadership Award (to be voted on by rookies only): This award is given to the veteran player who has been most helpful and supportive of new players as they learn the game of rugby.

Alex Hubelbank

The Legacy Award (to be voted on by seniors only): This award is given by the seniors to a returning (meaning freshman, sophomore or junior) player who best embodies the qualities that the seniors hope will continue to be a part of Boston University Women’s Rugby after they graduate.

Dee Nash

Bonny Johnson Award: This award is given to the player who, after the namesake, has played four years of rugby consecutively both semesters.

Aubrey MacGill

The Beast

 

A team favorite, The Beast of the East Tournament was held in Portsmouth, RI from April 20th-21st.

BU ruggers first went up against URI with new scrumhalf Alex Lawson (CAS ’16) scoring her first try for the Terriers and flyhalf Dee Nash (SAR ’14) completing her kick. Final score 7-0.

The second game faired even better with Noel Coleman (SAR ’15), Alex Hubelbank (SAR ’14) and Paige Stathopolous (CGS ’16) each scoring a try against Syracuse and Nash making two of her three kicks. Final score 19-5.

Second day of the tourney, BUWRFC played Northeastern with Coleman, Stathopolous, Lisa Cardone (CAS ’13 – her first try!), and Chloe Faroux each touching the ball down for a try. Nash made three of her four kicks for a final score of 26-7.

For the championship game, BU took on Radcliffe to an upsetting finish. Captain Kiera Vinson scored the only try with Radcliffe answering with an immediate try and clean conversion. Final score 5-7.

WE FINISHED IN SECOND PLACE!

Players of the Game:

Noel Coleman and Dee Nash

Hitmakers:

Emma MacDonald and Aubrey MacGill