The Claremont Colleges Women’s Rugby team successfully defended their 2016 USA Rugby DIV III West Region Championship (rebranded in 2017 as the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Pacific Coast Championship) with a 39-10 defeat of Cal State-Monterrey in Ashland, Oregon on Sunday. On Saturday, the Foxes overwhelmed a spirited but outgunned University of Puget Sound team 66-0. Bright spots were the tough forward play of Stephanie Wong (CMC’17) and Allie Motz (PZ’17) which enabled outstanding distribution by Scrum Half Ami Kikuchi (PZ’17). Matching up against a dangerous Otters side on Sunday, the Foxes played a wide passing game with superb work by Katelyn Faust (CM’17) and Hannah Sands (SC’17) to set up the 39-10 victory. Faust was named the tournament MVP while Motz and Lauren Dorsey (CMC’18) also earned tournament honor recognition. The Foxes shift their focus to the 7-a-side version of the game, hosting Oxy and UCR on April 15th here at CMC before competing in the NSCRO 7s National Championship in Pittsburgh April 29-30.
The Claremont Foxes are a collegiate women's rugby team consisting of players from all five of the Claremont Colleges. The organization was founded in 1995, and is a Division II team that plays against other schools in the Southern California Rugby Football Union, including USC, Cal State Northridge, Cal Lutheran, Occidental, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, and UC Riverside.
The Foxes are a tight-knit community of athletes and friends who share a love for rugby. The team has many traditions, including a holiday party with a "Secret Rugger" gift exchange, an end-of-season party, and "Prom Rugby."
They always welcome new players, no experience necessary!
For more information, please visit the team's Facebook page, and find them on Instagram @claremontfoxes14!
Head Coaches: Evan Wollen (evan.Wollen@claremontmckenna.edu) &
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