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Women’s Rugby Kicks Off Season at Quinnipiac

Women’s Rugby Kicks Off Season at Quinnipiac

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– The Harvard women's rugby team is set to travel to Hamden, Connecticut to kick off its 2018 campaign against Quinnipiac on Saturday, Sept. 1. The game is slated for a 1 p.m. start, and will be broadcast on Quinnipiac All-Access. 

How to Follow
Broadcast – vs. Quinnipiac - Quinnipiac All-Access
Twitter: @RadcliffeRugby

What to Know

  • The Crimson went 4-3-1 during the fall 15s season. The team made appearances in the Ivy Tournament championship and the NIRA national semifinals. 
  • Harvard is led by a strong senior class, with a total of nine on the roster, including six in the starting lineup. 
  • Harvard returns three NIRA All-Americans to the starting lineup, including seniors Caitlin Weigel, Jenny Kronish and Milan Roberts.
  • Last season, the Crimson defeated Quinnipiac in 7s competition, 48-0. Last year's victory gave Harvard its first win against Quinnipiac, bringing the series to 1-5 all time. 
  • The team welcomes two talented freshmen to the squad, Cassidy Bargell and Sofie Fella. Bargell, a high school All-American for 7s and 15s and first team all-state all four years of high school. Fella competed on the German U18 national team and she was a part of the European U18 champion team.   

At the Helm
Mel Denham returns for her second season with the women's rugby team. In her inaugural season, she posted a 21-14-1 record across the 15s and 7s seasons.

Next Up
Harvard will return home to Cambridge for its home opener Saturday, September 8 against Army West Point at 1 p.m. The game will mark the team's first broadcast appearance on ESPN+.

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