CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- The Women’s Eagle Sevens Team has assembled in preparation for the USA Women’s International Sevens Invitationalfrom February 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are 24 women attending the camp and all of them will play in the Invitational. Twelve players will compete as the USA Women’s Eagles Sevens Team and the remaining 12 women will compete as the 'Stars and Stripes' a USA developmental squad. The camp begins January 30 and ends February 6 when the teams will depart for Las Vegas.
In November 2011 USA Rugby announced that eight full-time training contracts would be offered to USA Women's sevens athletes. Of the 24 women attending camp, seven are full-time residents at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The remaining 17 are the taxi squad and have received invites to attend the camp.
This team camp will be the first since the Women’s Eagle Sevens Team took fourth place at the IRB Women’s Sevens Challenge Cup in Dubai in December 2011. The large group of players attending the camp this week will make for tough competition in receiving an invite to play for the USA side in Las Vegas.
The first match of the tournament will see the USA Stars and Stripes play The Netherlands at 8:00 a.m. PT while the Women’s Eagles will play at 9:00 a.m. PT, both on February 10. All matches throughout the three-day tournament will be webcast live at usarugby.org.
USA Women’s Eagle Sevens | 2012 USA Sevens Camp | Jan. 30 - Feb. 6, 2012
Amy Naber (Arizona)
Jillion Potter (Glendale)
Katie Lorenz (Unattached)
Tyra McGrady (Glendale)
*Kimber Rozier (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
*Bui Baravilala (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Jane Paar (Navy)
*Kaelene Lundstrom (Bird Island, Minn.)
Amy Daniels (Beantown)
*Deven Owsiany (Royersford, Penn.)
Cade Hildreth (NOVA)
*Katie Dowty (San Ramon, Calif.)
Beth Black (NOVA)
Lauren Hoeck (NOVA)
*Vanesha McGee (Flemington, N.J.)
Irene Gardner (Berkeley All-Blues)
Emilie Bydwell (San Diego Surfers)
Victoria Folayan (Berkeley All-Blues)
*Kelly Grifin (Oakland, Calif.)
Cristina Mastrangelo (Chicago North Shore)
Ryan Carlyle (Raleigh)
Sylvia Braaten (Twin City Amazons)
Rebekah Siebach (Cougar Women’s Rugby)
Erica Cavanaugh (NOVA)
* Indicates Full-Time Resident