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Talia Carrasquillo

Age: 

30


Hails From: 

Milwaukee, WI, currently living in San Diego, CA


Job That Pays the Bills: 

Fitness Specialist for the Navy


Rugby Life:

  • Kettle Moraine Knightmares Girls Rugby Team (2007-2011)

  • Wisconsin All State Team (2008-2011)

  • Wisconsin U18 Select Side (2008-2011)

  • Midwest U18 Select Side (2008-2011)

  • USA U20 Flight Camps (2008-2010)

  • California All State Team SoCal Griffin Girls (Sri Lanka Tour 2010)

  • University of Northern Iowa Women’s Rugby Club (2011-2015)

  • Iowa U23 Select Side (2011-2015)

  • Midwest U23 Select Side (2011-2015)

  • San Diego Surfers WPL Team (2015-present)


Leading Like a Boss:

  • Cathedral Catholic Girls HS 7’s (Head Coach, 2015-16)

  • U14 Mustangs Girls 7’s (Head Coach, 2016-2017)

  • Torrey Pines High School Girls Rugby (Head Coach 2016-2022)

  • All Navy Women’s 7’s (Head Coach, 2019-present)

  • University California San Diego Women’s Rugby Club (Assistant Coach, 2015)

  • Coastal Dragons, U18 Girls Rugby (Assistant Coach, 2016-2020)

  • San Diego State University Women's Rugby Club (Assistant Coach, 2022-present)

  • Atlantis Girls U18 & U16 (Head/Assistant coach, 2018-present)

  • Girls Rugby Inc, (Coach)

  • SoCal Vipers Rugby Academy (Coach, 2021-present)

  • University of Northern Iowa 7’s & 15s (strength and conditioning coach, 2021-present)

  • Board Advisor for the National Girls Coaches Committee

  • SoCal Griffins Girls Rugby (Manager, 2017)

  • L100, 200 and 300 Coaching Certificates

  • L100 Referee Certificate

  • Kevin Higgins Scholarship (recipient, 2011)


Why We Love Talia:

Talia has played rugby for over 15 years. She is a rockstar coach for the youth, collegiate and All Star levels. She consistently exemplifies what it means to ‘grow the game’.


"My biggest motivation is helping young women realize how powerful they are, finding their healthy boundaries in the world, and how to channel that into something great"

All photos provided by the award recipient

Photo Credit: Sean Hale

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