Lady Ruggers

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USA
Union Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Penn State Nittany Lions or Lady Ruggers
Emblem(s) Nittany Lion
Region State College, Pennsylvania
Ground(s) West Campus Rugby Pitch (Capacity: 50 Seats 200 Standing)
Coach(es) Peter Steinberg
League(s) EPRU
Division 1
Team kit
Change kit
Official website
www.clubs.psu.edu/up/womensrugby/

The Lady Ruggers are Penn State University's1(PSU) Women's Rugby Football Club sports team, established in 1991. They are a Division I college rugby team who play under USA Rugby2, American rugby's governing body. Although they are an official PSU team the women's rugby program at PSU is not funded as a varsity sport and therefore can not be officially called the "Nittany Lions". They however play other school's varsity teams and get more assistance from the school as a sports program than Penn State's many club sports.

The Alumni Association which supports the team also works with the Penn State's Men's Rugby Team.

Kabala Rugby Hall 1 of 4 walls including the 2007 National Championship Trophy, Traded International Jerseys and All-America Plaques
Penn State Lock Nichole F. Lopes '07 & '09 Vs West Chester Oct. 2008 at Penn State West Pitch

(15's) Division I National Final Four Appearances3[edit]

1993- 3rd Place

1994- 3rd Place

1995- 2nd Place

1996- 2nd Place

1997- National Champions (Runner-up Radcliffe)

1998- 2nd Place

2000- National Champions (Runner-up Princeton)

2001- 2nd Place

2002- 2nd Place

2003- 3rd Place

2004- National Champions (Runner-up Princeton)

2005- 2nd Place (Stanford University 53 Penn State 6)

2006- 2nd Place (Stanford University 15 Penn State 12)

2007- National Champions (Penn State 22 Stanford University 21)

2008- 2nd Place (Penn State 10 Stanford University 15)

2009- National Champions (Penn State 46 Stanford University 7)

2010- National Champions (Penn State 24 Stanford University 7)

2011- 2nd Place (Penn State 29 Army 33)

2012- National Champions (Penn State 46 Stanford 15)

2013- National Champions (Penn State 65 Norwhich 10)

USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships[edit]

2011- 2nd Place (Penn State 5 Army 14) 2012- No Event Held 2013- National Champions

Captains[edit]

Captains are selected by team members. To qualify to vote a player must have played with the team for at least one semester at the time of the vote. Coaching staff have no vote. A captain’s term last one semester, but can be reelected an unlimited amount of times.

Fall 2001 - Claudia Braymer '02, Scrumhalf

Spring 2002 - Claudia Braymer '02, Scrumhalf

Spring 2004 - Kim Magrini '04, Scrumhalf

Fall 2004 - Maggie Reed '05, 2nd Row, 8, & Flanker

Spring 2005 - Maggie Reed '05, 2nd Row, 8, & Flanker

Fall 2005 - Amber Benlian '06, Center

Spring 2006 - Amber Benlian '06, Center

Fall 2006 - Diana Klein '07, Fullback

Spring 2007 - Alison Searle '07, Lock

Fall 2007 - Lauren Rosso '09, Outside Center

Spring 2008 - Kristen Snyder '09, Hooker

Fall 2008 - Annie Zeigler '10, Scrumhalf

Spring 2009 - Kristen Snyder '09, Hooker

Fall 2009 - Ann Blair '09, Wing

Spring 2010 - R. Smyers '10, Lock

Fall 2010 - Sadie Anderson '12, Flyhalf

Spring 2011 - Kyle Armstrong '12, Lock

Fall 2011 - Sadie Anderson '12, Flyhalf

References[edit]

1. Penn State University
2. Team's Alumni Website
3. College Champions List

External links[edit]