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Angelica Rodriguez

Age: 22

Hails From: Warsaw, Indiana. Currently living in Asheville, North Carolina

Job that Pays the Bills: Head Coach, Warren Wilson College Women’s Rugby (NIRA, DIII)

Rugby Life:

  • Former Assistant Coach, Queen's University (NIRA Division II National Champions) (2021-2022)

  • Player, Queen's University 

  • World Rugby L1 Referee

  • Coach, Girls Rugby Inc.

  • Player, Warsaw High School Girls Team

Leading Like a Boss:

  • While at Queens worked extensively with OurBridge, a resource for immigrant and refugee children 

Why We Love Angelica:

At 22 years old, she is leading Warren Wilson College women’s rugby, the newest NIRA program. In a few months' time, she’s built a roster of 20 student-athletes at a college with no history of rugby. According to Associate Athletic Director Katie Wurst, Angelica cares deeply for her student-athletes and encourages them to contribute in positive ways as varsity athletes. She represents the very best of what the future holds for NCAA women's rugby!

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