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ASU Women's Rugby: A Strong Start to the New Campaign

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

September is a milestone month on college campuses across the nation. Clubs welcome new recruits, students dive back into academics, and everyone is abuzz with the anticipation of a fresh academic year. In the midst of this hustle and bustle, sports clubs, including rugby, ask the inevitable questions: "How are we looking this year? What are the numbers?" For Arizona State University's Women's Rugby Club, this September has started with an exhilarating bang. Coming off a successful previous season, the club administration seized the momentum and dedicated their summer to recruitment. Their hard work has paid off spectacularly, nearly doubling the size of the club. What's more impressive is their strategy: focusing on teaching the fundamentals of rugby to women who have never played before. This approach has led to a surge of athletes from other sports pivoting their focus to rugby in college. Looking Ahead With a fortified roster, the club is on track to deliver their best rugby performance yet. Head Coach Chelsea MacCintosh and her staff are geared up to build on last year's successes and take the team to new heights. More athletes mean more speed, and more speed translates into a faster, more dynamic rugby game. The ASU women will kick off their season against Northern Arizona University, an up-and-coming rugby team, on September 30th in Flagstaff, Arizona. The match promises to be an electrifying start to what is shaping up to be an unforgettable year for college women's rugby. In summary, the sky is the limit for ASU's Women's Rugby this season. Between their successful recruitment drive, an experienced coaching staff, and a solid group of athletes eager to hit the field, they've laid the groundwork for an exceptional season. We can't wait to see where this journey takes them and the entire collegiate women's rugby landscape.

enjoy the pictures from their 1st practice of the year