Women's Rugby is a club sport that competes against other collegiate rugby teams in the New England area. Players don’t have to know how to play rugby to join the team; they just must be willing to work hard, get dirty, and be dedicated. The game is not for the faint of heart. It involves non-stop running, hitting, and tackling and the team prides itself on a strenuous training program to develop endurance, strength and confidence. The team is a close knit group of women who have excelled on and off the field.
The Coast Guard Women’s Rugby team competes in the New England Collegiate Rugby Conference (NEWCRC) at a Division II level. The Women’s Rugby team has been Conference Champions in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and has gone to the national round of 32 following each of those championships. In both 2013 and 2015, the team had undefeated seasons. In 2013, the Women’s Rugby team won their national round of 32 games and advanced to the national round of 16 tournament.
The Coast Guard Academy Women’s Rugby team has come a long way in the past few years and is only getting stronger due to a great coaching staff and a team of dedicated, hardworking women.