15 Under 30 Award

Women’s rugby, like most sports, tends to think of itself in a linear way – we start with youth teams and with hard work and commitment some athletes reach the pinnacle: the Women’s National or Olympic Teams. Longtime players, coaches, refs and administrators nod at this description but also recognize that nothing we love is ever that linear. Rugby is layered, circular, a tangled experience – and somewhere in our rugby career we recognized that the sport was teaching us things about ourselves that we hadn’t anticipated.

 

Recognizing the complexity of the ‘rugby experience,’ the USWRF has created the annual 15 Under 30 Award, highlighting those who exemplify the best qualities of rugby and bring those qualities to the field, to their teams, to the sport and to the communities in which they live. These are exemplary leaders who remind us what we really love about the game. 

Olivia Benzan-Daniel

Olivia Benzan-Daniel

Katherine Hunzinger

Katherine Hunzinger

Carly MacKinnon

Carly MacKinnon

Alana Olsen

Alana Olsen

Faith Walker

Faith Walker

Meghan Flanigan

Meghan Flanigan

Narcisse Jordan

Narcisse Jordan

Kelsie McDowell

Kelsie McDowell

Kat Roche

Kat Roche

Alycia Washington

Alycia Washington

Xanthi Gerasimo

Xanthi Gerasimo

Tiara Mack

Tiara Mack

Grace McKenzie

Grace McKenzie

Nia Toliver

Nia Toliver

Elona Williams

Elona Williams