Alex Schaefer

Age: 30


Hails From:

Washington, DC


Job That Pays the Bills:

Federal Affairs Specialist for The Trust for Public Land


Rugby Life:

  • Catholic University of America Women’s Rugby (Head Coach)

  • Old Glory U19 Academy Girls Team (Head Coach)

  • Northern Virginia Women’s Rugby (NOVA) 7s (Assistant Coach)

  • Capital Rugby Union’s Women’s Select Side (Assistant Coach)

  • Howard University Women’s Rugby (Assistant Coach)

  • NCAA/NIRA Referee

  • Miami University (OH) Women’s Rugby (former player)


Leading Like a Boss:

  • After her rugby career ended due to concussion, she continued her love of the game by becoming a college coach at the age of 23


Why We Love Alex:

  • Has deep rugby roots - Alex is grateful for her dad, Dr. Tim Schaefer (1965-2020), and uncle Marty who introduced her to rugby

  • Rugby also introduced Alex to her future wife, Rachel, when the two met coaching at Catholic University

All photos provided by the award recipient

Photo Credits: Julianna Fullman and Kyle Helson