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Gabby Cantorna

Age: 26

Hails From:

State College, Pennsylvania

Job that Pays the Bills:

Professional rugby player, Exeter Chiefs

Rugby Life:

  • Penn State University Women’s Rugby (player)

  • Four-time All-American

  • Four-time collegiate National Champion

  • MVP in the D1 Elite National Championship (2017)

  • Atlantis 7’s Rugby (player)

  • Exeter Chiefs (player)

  • US Women's National Team (player)

  • Sidmouth Women’s Rugby Club (Head Coach)

  • Centre of Excellence and Chiefs Academy (Assistant Coach)

Leading Like a Boss:

  • Coached her old high school rugby team to a state championship alongside her dad and teammate Hope Rogers

Why We Love Gabby:

  • Played high school rugby starting at age 14

  • One of first US women to sign a contract to play Premier 15s in the 2019-2020 season

  • Gabby believes in ‘Rugby for All’ and works to make the game more accessible for women and girls of all ages


All photos provided by the award recipient

Photo Credits: Travis Prior and JMP UK

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