With the 2019 Texas Rugby Union Women’s All Star Challenge only a little over two weeks away, the TRU Senior All Stars have been selected and announced today.
Led by Head Coach Luis Sanchez, the squad was chosen after three tryout events, video analysis, coach recommendation and scouting at events; eventually tailoring the final roster from 50 down to 28.
The squad has members from all three TRU women’s D1 clubs as well as representation from three of the six D2 clubs.
Live streams of the weekend matches will be available on the TRU Youtube channel and Facebook page, with competition kicking off at 10am CST on Saturday, December 7 at the Austin Huns Nixon Lane. Admission is free for those traveling and in attendance.
Along with the TRU All Star Challenge, the TRU is excited to announce that USA Rugby Women’s National Team Coach, Rob Cain will be in attendance. Along with scouting the players and competition on both days, he will be hosting two clinics for coaches and players on Thursday and Friday evening before the tournament kicks off.
- Rob Cain Coaches Clinic & Q&A – Thursday, Dec 5 from 7-9pm @ Nosh & Bevvy
- Rob Cain Players Clinic – Friday, Dec 6 from 7-9pm @ Austin Huns
FREE for TRU members and All Star Challenge participants, otherwise it is a $20 fee.
2019 TRU Senior All Star Team
Alexis Frueh, Austin Valkyries
Amethyst Gamez, Austin Valkyries
Anna Torres, Bay Area Rugby Club
Antea Dedić, San Antonio Riveters
Barbie Blair, HARC
Bonnie Richardson, HARC
Britt McGhee, Austin Valkyries
Caitlin Reedy, Austin Valkyries
Casey Reynolds-Keais, Austin Valkyries
Dominique Wermine, Austin Valkyries
Elsie Emanuel, Austin Valkyries
Emily Grissett, Dallas Harlequins
Erika Persil, Austin Valkyries
Geri Thomas, Austin Valkyries
Hailey Rebar, HARC
Jacqueline Tobar, Austin Valkyries
Jess LaMoe, Austin Valkyries
Jordan Heller, Austin Valkyries
Karla Navarrete, Austin Valkyries
Kiana Curl, HARC
Lauren Elliott, San Antonio Riveters
Leslie Schroeder, HARC
Lori Mayfield, Dallas Reds
Molly Whitman, Dallas Harlequins
Nastasha Pedjase, HARC
Nick James, HARC
Sophie Babo, Austin Valkyries
Veronica Houck, Bay Area Rugby Club
Traci S. Young, Scrum Coach
Troy Spencer, Lineout Coach
Alex Rees, Backs Coach
Matthew Frings, S&C Coach
Misty Dunn, Assistant
Jacky Acosta, Team Manager
Wendy Young, Administrator
Luis Sanchez, Coach
For more information on the 2019 TRU All Star Challenge including schedule and location details, refer to the event page: https://texasrugbyunion.com/tru-all-star-challenge/.