BOULDER, Colo. – USA Women’s Sevens Head Coach, Ric Suggitt has announced the roster of players who will attend an Elite Women’s Sevens Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. from July 8-17.
The roster includes players from the club, Women’s Premier League and collegiate ranks. The camp serves two chief purposes: to master sevens-specific gameplay and ball skills, and to continue to deepen the player pool for international selection.
“At this Elite camp, we are looking at some of our top prospects for international sevens,” said Suggitt. “We have a handful of wily veterans and some youthful enthusiasm. We believe we have the correct mixture for blending the squad for the 2011 season.”
At the camp, players will undergo fitness testing, skill break down, modified games and scrimmages.
“It will be a good measurement as the athletes will compete peer-to-peer in a controlled environment,” Suggitt added.
Suggitt and his staff used a January Women’s High Performance Camp, National Championships, and All-Star championships to scout and decide which players would receive invitations to the July camp.
The team is training with an eye on the Dubai 7s in December, a competition that the Women’s Sevens program is targeting.
USA WOMEN’S ELITE SEVENS CAMP | OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER | CHULA VISTA, CALIF. | JULY 8-17
Beth Black (NOVA), Emilie Bydwell (Beantown), Ryan Carlyle (University of South Carolina), Erica Cavanaugh (University of Virginia), Amy Daniels (Beantown), Katie Dowty (Beantown), Jenna Flateman (New York Rugby Club), Victoria Folayan (Berkeley All-Blues), Corey Fredericks (New Orleans Halfmoons), Valerie Griffeth (San Diego Surfers), Lisa Henneman (Penn State), Lauren Hoeck (NOVA), Pam Kosanke (Chicago North Shore), Katie Lorenz (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), Kaelene Lundstrum (Twin Cities Amazons), Nathalie Marchino (Berkeley All-Blues), Blaine Martin (Brown), Christina Mastrangelo (Chicago North Shore), Vanesha McGee (New York Rugby Club), Tyra McGrady (Indiana University), Deven Owisany (Penn State), Jane Paar (Navy), Kimber Rozier (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), Rebekah Siebach (Cougar Women’s Rugby), Marie Timm (Army)