Former Harvard women’s rugby and soccer player Cheta Emba ‘15 has been selected to represent the United States women’s rugby team in the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, as announced on Tuesday. The 12-nation event is set for Aug. 9-26 in Ireland
Not many people go from being a nerd in high school to a jock in college. But I did. When I came to Harvard I had no aspirations to be a varsity athlete; now I’m a two-time All-American rugby player. On the field, success is always sweet—it’s especially great being recognized as a force by opposing coaches—but what those coaches don’t see is how being a varsity athlete at Harvard has changed me as a person.
Harvard women’s rugby will conclude its 2017 campaign at the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) 7s Challenge tournament hosted by Dartmouth Sunday, April 30. The Crimson will face off with West Chester, Army, AIC and Dartmouth in pool play, before the playoff round that begins at 4:20 p.m.
The Harvard women’s rugby team collected its second consecutive Ivy 7s Championship with a 10-5 win over Dartmouth in the finals Sunday afternoon. The Crimson outscored the Big Green, 10-0, in the second half to take control of the match and earn the Ivy title.
Harvard women’s rugby is set for the Ivy 7s Championship as it heads to Hanover, New Hampshire this Sunday for a chance at the Ivy crown. The Crimson takes on Columbia, Penn and Dartmouth before the final Ivy playoff round begins.
The Harvard women’s rugby team finished 3-1 at the AIC 7s Tournament Sunday, earning three-straight victories before falling to Quinnipiac, 39-0, in the semifinal round. The Crimson defeated Norwich ‘A’, Boston and West Chester with a strong defensive effort, allowing just 12 points total over the three-game stretch.
The Harvard women’s rugby team continues spring action at the AIC 7s Tournament hosted by American International College Sunday, April 2. The Crimson hopes to build on a strong opening performance at the Crimson 7s last weekend.
The Harvard women’s rugby team finished 4-1 at the Crimson 7s Tournament Saturday, earning a runner-up finish after falling 22-10 to Quinnipiac in the Cup Championship match. Harvard made the title game after taking down the University of New Hampshire, Sacred Heart, American International College and West Chester.
The Harvard women’s rugby team is set to open action this spring as it hosts the third annual Crimson 7s Tournament at Roberto A. Mignone Field on Saturday, March 25. Eight teams will participate in the tournament, with a total of 20 games played throughout the day. Every match will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Harvard women’s rugby senior Claire Collins and sophomore Caitlin Weigel have been named All-Americans by the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association for their performances over the course of the 15s season in 2016.
Harvard Athletics has announced the 2017 schedule for the women’s rugby 7s this spring. The Crimson will compete in four tournaments, including hosting the Crimson 7s, before the Ivy 7s Championships at Dartmouth on April 23.
Harvard women’s rugby eyes the Ivy Tournament Championship as it hosts Dartmouth at Mignone Field on Sunday. The tournament features four games throughout the day, with the Crimson playing in the final match against the Big Green at 2:15 p.m.
The Harvard women’s rugby team opens play in the Ivy Tournament with a semifinal match against Princeton on Saturday at noon. The Crimson clinched home-field advantage during the regular season and will host the Tigers at Mignone Field.
The Harvard women’s rugby team dominated from start to finish against Cornell, earning a 91-0 victory over the Big Red. Eight different Crimson touched down for tries as Harvard recorded its second shutout of the season.
The Harvard women’s rugby team (4-1, 2-1 Ivy) finishes up regular season play as it hosts Cornell (3-0, 3-0 Ivy) at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. At the conclusion of the game, there will be a dedication ceremony for the newly-renovated Roberto A. Mignone Field.
The Harvard women’s rugby team saw a three-game win streak come to an end after falling to Dartmouth, 22-19, in a hard-fought contest Saturday. The Crimson moved to 3-1 overall, including 1-1 in Ivy League play.
The Harvard women’s rugby team looks to stay perfect as it rides a three-game winning streak into a matchup with Dartmouth at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Crimson is off to the best start in program history, posting a 3-0 record while outscoring its opponents 131-22 during the stretch.
The Harvard women’s rugby team rolled to a 45-15 victory over Brown in the inaugural game held at Roberto A. Mignone Field. The Crimson moved to 3-0 on the season, marking the best start since the inception of the program in 2013.
Harvard women’s rugby looks to continue its hot start as it begins Ivy League action by hosting Brown on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The match marks the first game to be played on the newly-renovated Roberto A. Mignone Field and will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
The Harvard women’s rugby team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 54-0 victory over the University of New England. The Crimson was led by senior Claire Collins with a career-high four tries in the match.