What an amazing weekend... GUWRFC celebrated being a decade old with an unforgetting alumnae weekend. Thanks to our two event planner extraordinaires - NK and Liz Iannuzzi - we enjoyed a delicious BBQ on Friday Night, a challenging rugby match Saturday morning, some rugby festivities back at Georgetown's campus, a pleasant banquet at Papermoon at night. And finished off the weekend with a delicious banquet at Rosemary&Thyme. The current players had the privilege of meeting and playing with some of the founders and most influential players this team has seen. Thank you to all the alumnae who traveled and made this weekend as special as can be: Anna, Brighid, Slash, Meg K, Barber, NK, Liz R, Emilia, Emily A, Bridgit, Jane, and Al. Let's keep up this tradition for many more decades to come :)
Yesterday the Hoyas faced the William&Mary Tribe at their pitch for our firsth game of the Spring 2011 season. The weather cooperated and morale was high but the day ended in a loss for the GUWRFC ruggers. Overall, our playing improved throughout the game and we worked hard on making better tackles and communicating to get the ball out wide. This teamwork resulted in a beautiful forwards punch off a penalty with scrumhalf Kelly Olson getting the ball out to the backline with beautiful hands passing the ball all the way down to the strongside wing, Laura Shrum, who ran speedily past a few W&M players and scored a try! We also want to acknowledge our honorary forwards from Boston College who woke up at the crack of dawn to help us out and play with our forward pack. Without them, we would be playing many people short and we would not have been able to play rugby the way it is supposed to be played. This day full of rugby ended in a fun social with both team and we can't wait to see them again at the Beast of the East tournament in Rhode Island in mid-April. THANK YOU BC EAGLES!!
February 1, 2011 - Everyone loves CHOCOLATE
For our first fundraiser in 2011, we are bringing back the boxes of homemade chocolate to sell in Red Square to anyone and everyone on and off Georgetown's campus. Please spread the word and spread the love and buy our delicious sweets. We spent over 6 hours making these treats and have quite the assortment of flavors - milk and dark chocolate with all types of mix-ins: peanut brittle, almonds, walnuts, peppermint, pretzels, and rice crispies. Small boxes go for $7 and big boxes go for $12 !! E-mail our fundraising chair Laura if you need more information and want to support our team and buy some chocolates. Thank you in advance!
January 16, 2011 - Back in business
After a brief hiatus from updating our site (our apologies), we're back to let you know what we're planning for the Spring 2011 rugby season! You can check out our (almost confirmed) schedule - we'll be playing about 6 games starting at the end of February and hopefully finishing off our season with our debut at the Beast of the East tournament in Rhode Island. We have all new officers and are excited to start working on recruiting new members, fundraising, and having a jolly good time on and off the field. For the first time in some years, this rugby season will not be competitive since we didn't quite make it into MARFUs but we're looking at it as an opportunity to improve our rugby skills and technique and grow more in love with the sport and the culture that comes with it. Also in the workd - an Alumnae game in April to commemorate our 10 year anniversary! Please stay tuned for more information to come and help us keep this team thriving for many many more years to come...
November 11, 2009 - PRU CHAMPIONS
So this past weekend, GUWRFC came out on top again as the PRU Champions for the fourth year in a row. It was a rough weekend of rugby with two amazing games. On Saturday we played against St. Mary's University and won 19-7, followed by a victory over American University on Sunday with a score of 25-15. The hoya ruggers played as a team and the motto was 15 as 1. This victory wasn't just for the current players of the team but for everyone who has been a part of this rugby family (coaches, alumnae, fans) and for the legacy that they left behind... we will continue to work hard for them and to make them proud!!
October 29, 2009 - What's been going on, you ask?!
Time flies... and we are already nearing the end of the fall season. We have been working really hard at our practices and fitness. A special thanks to Alison Searle, former PSU rugger, for helping whip us into shape with her killer fitness workouts. This team has come a long way in just a couple weeks, and the rookies have picked up the game super well and some are even A side starters! While the majority of the season is over, we still have a couple really important games - namely our last matrix match against American this weekend and then the PRU tournament next weekend in Aberdeen, MD. A couple weeks ago we had the privilege of playing our 2nd matrix match against Salisbury on our own football field and it was a great game (in the pouring rain!). We have been supporting our fellow rugby players by watching some of the mens' rugby games on Harbin field as well.
Things to come... PRU tournament - Voting for new officers - Banquet - Initiation.
September 20, 2009 - A few weeks in...
So the new season has started. We are well into our first fundraiser - SPANDEX SALE! Yesterday we had our second game against JMU after having played Mary Washington last week (scores under Macth Schedule link). We have a tough schedule this year of games to prepare us for PRUs and hopefully for MARFUs in the Spring! We are extremely lucky to have a huge group of amazing and very talented rookies!! For the first time in a long time, we can play a full game of 15s with players from just our team :)
September 2, 2009 - New Year. New Coach.
Due to some changes over the summer with our former coach, Nancy Fitz, we have been conducting an extensive search for head coach all this past summer. We now have a new head coach, Lance Pruett, who we have high hopes for! We believe that he will bring a lot of good ideas and guidance to this team and we look forward to working with him on and off the rugby pitch. In other leadership news, yesterday we voted in our new captains for this academic year: Bridget Kapinus as Forwards Captain, and Jane Dewire as Backs Captain. Congratulations! Let's make this a great year!
August 15, 2009 - Summer News
Even though all our players find themselves all over the world, the guwrfc ruggers still managed to get together and play in a 7s tournament at Rosecroft field in early June. Thanks to our wonderful Summer Coordinator, Kiki Guernier, for organizing this great event and for keeping us on a solid fitness track and always surrounded by rugby.