Alycia Washington

Age: 29


Hails From: A New Englander through and through; currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut


Job That Pays the Bills: Senior Assistant Director of Campus Recreation at the University of New Haven


Rugby Life:

  • Yale Women's Rugby (Assistant Coach)

  • Simsbury High School Girls Rugby (Head Coach)

  • USA Under-20 squad (Player)

  • 2011 Collegiate All-American (Player)

  • USA National Team (Player - 2015-present)

  • 2017 USA Rugby World Cup Team (Player)

  • New York Rugby Club (Player - 15s)

  • Scion Rugby Academy (Player - 7’s)


Leading Like a Boss:

  • Co-founded the XV Foundation, an organization committed to obtaining diverse and sustainable funding for the USA Women's National Team

  • President of Rugby Connecticut


Why We Love Alycia:

  • Has 22 caps for USA and has set her sights on making the squad for the 2021 Rugby World Cup

  • Passionate about growing rugby at the local and youth level

  • Enjoys cooking and reality TV


Learn More on The Rugby Breakdown (TRB): WNT: We’re in Need (2020); Scion’s Washington, Fan-Girling in all Directions (2019); USA’s Washington is Coach, Ref, Example (2017)

All photos provided by the award recipient

Credit to Cassie Bishop, H. Lang, Travis Prior, USA Rugby