CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard senior captain Maya Learned has been listed among the finalists for the 2018 Sorensen Award. The accolade sponsored by the Washington Athletic Club of Seattle recognizes the top collegiate women's rugby player. Learned was included in this year's finalists after voting from coaches and fans throughout the country counted the prop among the best players in the nation.
The Sorensen Award is named after pioneering USA national team player Maryann Sorensen. Sorensen won the Women's Rugby World Cup as a prop, before going on to coaching while also serving as a medical doctor.
A panel of coaches, USA Rugby representatives, and media will select the winner over the next few weeks. The recipient will be honored at a gala dinner on Saturday, June 9, at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle.
2018 Sorensen Award Finalists
Sui A'au – Center, Central Washington
McKenzie Hawkins – Center, Lindenwood University
Maya Learned – Prop, Harvard
Ilona Maher – Center, Quinnipiac
Grace Taito – Loose Forward, Brigham Young
2016 – Hope Rogers, Penn State
2017 – Ilona Maher, Quinnipiac