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Upstate NY Names Small College Sevens Side
Upstate New York Collegiate Rugby Conference named 14 women to its side for the NSCRO Women's 7s All-Star Championships, to be played January 20-21 at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL.
The team will face seven other small college conference all-star teams: Upstate is joined in Pool A by LoneStar, Mid-Atlantic and New England; Pool B features Allegheny, Ohio Valley, Prairie States and South. Pool play will take place Saturday, with knock-out rounds set for Sunday.
Follow the team's Instagram to get to know the players and for live updates when competing at the All-Star Championships: @UpstateNY7s.
Hailing from seven colleges across Upstate New York, 12 players will travel to Florida in January to compete for the all-star title. Maggie Nelsen from Colgate and Caroline Martin from Oneonta were selected but unable to travel.
State champions University of Rochester provide four of their veterans to the team; seniors Bella Drago, Emily Grey and Becca Silver, and junior Tor Breza. Conversely, runner-up St. Bonaventure adds two young backs; sophomore Emily Sion and freshman Kelly DeGrood.
Juniors Megan Hess and Kayla O'Brien led Niagara to a playoff trip. Sophomore Niamh Fitzpatrick helped Hamilton earn a playoff berth as well.
Senior Codi Fletcher from Plattsburgh State has sevens experience with the college and Long Island Women's RFC.
Longtime NSCRO power Colgate provided two more young players; sophomore Anna Hart was a part of the team's sevens national championship last spring, while freshman Grace Schreiber is showing promise in her first sevens season.
The team is coached by David Chapman (Colgate University), Clarence Picard (St. Bonaventure University), and Meredith Pyke (University of Rochester).
In its first year of competition, the Upstate NY Women's All Star 7s team is player funded and accepting donations to minimize player costs. You can support the team with a contribution at: https://www.youcaring.com/upstatenewyorkselectsevenssideteam-1042022.
Victoria Breza (JR, University of Rochester)
Kelly DeGrood (FR, St. Bonaventure University)
Isabella Drago (SR, University of Rochester)
Niamh Fitzpatrick (SO, Hamilton College)
Codi Fletcher (SR, SUNY Plattsburgh)
Emily Grey (SR, University of Rochester)
Anna Hart (SO, Colgate University)
Megan Hess (JR, Niagara University)
Caroline Martin* (JR, SUNY Oneonta)
Maggie Nelsen* (SR, Colgate University)
Kayla O'Brien (JR, Niagara University)
Grace Schreiber (FR, Colgate University)
Rebecca Silver (SR, University of Rochester)
Emily Sion (SO, St. Bonaventure University)
*Selected but unable to travel
David Chapman (Colgate University)
Clarence Picard (St. Bonaventure University)
Meredith Pyke (University of Rochester)
Upstate NSCRO Sevens Side Assembling for 2018 All-Star Championship
The Upstate NY Collegiate Rugby Conference is assembling a Sevens select side for the NSCRO Women's Sevens All-Star Championships to be played January 20-21, 2018 at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL.
For the full NSCRO release, click here.
Women at the 19 NSCRO teams in Upstate New York will be eligible for selection. An open tryout will be held the afternoon Saturday, November, 18 at a centrally located Upstate site – facility be determined. Players unavailable for the tryout will be able to submit coach recommendations, match film and fitness scores.
To express interest, or nominate a player, click here to complete this form. Please enter “N/A” and re-submit at a later date if your film or fitness scores are not immediately available.
Prospective students will be asked to commit to travelling with the team January 17-21, 2018, and attend an addition assembly in early January. Selected players will be responsible for flights and lodging. The program will be soliciting sponsorships to defray costs. The team anticipates travelling with 12-15 student-athletes. The estimated cost is $500. The program is actively seeking sponsorship opportunities.
"We are excited to officially assemble a select side for the first time as a conference," said UNYCRC commissioner Jennifer Jenkinson, "We have a lot of talent at the NSCRO level, and are confident our players will rise to this exciting opportunity."
The Upstate side will be coached by David Chapman (Colgate University), Clarence Picard (St. Bonaventure University), and Meredith Pyke (University of Rochester).
Please contact Clarence Picard at (716) 790-2914 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.