Monday, March 16, 2015
Please visit the league's official facebook page if you are interested in Wisconsin High School Girls Rugby Info.
Our league contact info will remain current if interested in contacting a specific team or board member.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Congratulations to these outstanding student athletes.
*Indicates repeat All-State selection.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Feb 1st Applications due for Nationals
-Contact Gus for application info:firstname.lastname@example.org
March 6th High School Nashbash
April 11th-12th St Louis Ruggerfest
April 25th-26th Midwest Championships
May 2nd The Crusader Cup 7's
May 16th-17th National Invitational Championship
May 30th WGR State 7's Tournament
Early June WGR Fall Scheduling Meeting
Friday, December 5, 2014
We wanted to wish good luck to all our WGR alumni playing down in Florida this weekend! We know it's a challenge to balance rugby and college finals.
Winona: Georgia Porter and Katie Dries
Quinnipiac: Rebecca Haight, Maggie Wesolowski, Lindey Wise
Penn St: Katie Mueller
Norwich: Julie Else
Check out the games on ACRA's live webcast Saturday December 6th:
Day 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmHf8fTNDTQ
Day 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns6bYtJjywg
11am D2 Semis: Winona vs Bowdoin
1pm D1 Semis: Penn St vs Quinnipiac
3pm D1 Semis: Norwich v Indiana
The Finals and Consolation matches should be on the same links Sunday.
Our blog, after reporting on WI High School Girls since 2007, is taking a hiatus. The new official media outlet for the league is the Wisconsin Girls Rugby Facebook page.
Be sure to check it out bad like the page for all the latest Wisconsin Girls Rugby News.
A special thanks to our primary author the past few years, John Waliszewski. I know we all appreciated the effort he took in keeping tabs on all the news and providing great write ups.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
As we publish part ii of our latest article, we wanted to remind readers and especially alumni players and coaches that while we've tried our best to be accurate, it's entirely possible we still have a few errors of spelling, omission, or position. This is also an editor's pick team and not an official WGR award.
Please send us comments, stories and corrections, either by posting in our comments section or emailing: email@example.com
Lastly, we've been hearing from a lot of the nominees and their teammates, and have enjoyed hearing again about what a great experience you had. Maybe it's time for you to reconnect with WGR? We need help giving more girls the opportunity to have the experiences you did. We need help at all levels: league administration, coaching, reffing, touch judging, sponsorship. Contact us to get back involved.
Ann Marie Kloiber (DSHA) Yes, this is Papa Joe's daughter and she's another halfback from Wisconsin's great rugby family. Named to the all-tournament team at the 2002 National Championship. Not the strongest, not the fastest, but always showed up in a position to make a key play. Leadership: another captain candidate. Composure under pressure. Never outworked by anyone. In the 2002 national semifinals she seemingly came out of nowhere to make an incredible tackle on the opposition's best player, forcing her into touch just before the try line. The halftime whistle blew and the Dasher's escaped without giving up points and eventually upset a more athletic team by one score.
Samantha Bruni (Vernon) Although she could pop up anywhere, at fullback or wing perhaps, she's another excellent all-around player who played with passion. The Austin Healey of WGR. While maybe not be a classic 10, just made plays. Kept on playing after high school at a high level with UWM.
Nicole Heil (Kettle Moraine) Played for her country at 10 on the USA u19 Eagles and moved on to a long career as Whitewater's 10. A fantastic defender and runner who was a four year starter in both high school and college.
Colleen Brennan (DSHA): While she's now out in New York singing the national anthem at Yankee Stadium and living the dream, she used to be one of the standouts from the great early Dashers teams. In an era when the Dashers regularly played collegiate competition just to get matches, she was almost always the fastest, best tackling back on the pitch for either side.