James Madison edges out Virginia in NOVA 7s Collegiate National Qualifier

 

Five teams took to the field in Manassas, Virginia for the 3rd NOVA Collegiate 7s National Qualifier and there were some tremendous moments for the University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, Virginia Tech, James Madison University and the University of Virginia as they battled it out for a bid to the National 7s Championship.

Many of the teams were plagued by fatigue and injury as they had played in 15s matches the previous day, but there were standout performances from Women of the Matches junior Frankie Beller (UVA), sophomores Marissa Spaider (VT) and Kathryn Hobbs (UNC), as well as the stunning debut of freshman Mia VanderToom (JMU).

The final came down to long time Mason-Dixon rivals, James Madison University and the University of Virginia. Both teams faced injuries throughout the day, but JMU came out on top after a previous loss to the Hoos in pool play, with a 28-19 victory over UVA and earned an automatic bid to the USA Rugby College 7s National Championships, which will be held May 27-29 in Cary, North Carolina.

NOVA WRFC thanks all of the teams for their hard work and participation and wishes JMU luck at Nationals!
 

Full Score Report:

Pool Play:

UVA 19 - JMU 12
VT 35 - UNC 0
UVA 50 - UNC 0
JMU 53 - UMD 0
UVA 35 - VT 5
UNC 34 - UMD 10
UVA 32 - UMD 0
JMU 26 - VT 12
VT 20 - UMD 0
JMU 38 - UNC 0

3rd/4th Place game:
VT 27 - UNC 7

Championship:
JMU 28 - UVA 19

 

#PurpleStrong Thank You!

Many thanks to all of our players, coaches, volunteers and spectators who ventured up to West Chester, PA for our #purplestrong match against the WCU Rams in support of our teammate in purple, Ariel Johnson. Together, we raised over $2200 to help Ariel in her fight to #tacklecancer!

To find out more about how you can help, please visit www.tinyurl.com/arieltacklescancer

 

 

2016 College 7s Tournament!

We are hosting another Qualifying Tournament for Women’s Collegiate 7s Rugby teams at Signal Hill Park in Manasas, VA! It will be on Sunday, March 20th.
This is a USA Rugby sanctioned event. The winner of the Women’s tournament automatically qualifies for Collegiate 7s Nationals May 27-29.

Price is $275 per team and $175 per team with 2 or more sides.

Registration is now open using the link below:

http://tinyurl.com/NOVA7sCollegiate

We will also host a free 7s clinic for interested teams after the tournament featuring instruction by former USA Eagles 7s players and coaches.

For additional information, please contact novacollegiate7s@gmail.com

NOVA Players selected for Capital Rugby Union Women's Select Side for XVs

Congratulations to our NOVA players that were selected for the Capital Rugby Union Women's Select Side for XVs: 

CJ Hildreth
Sarah "Mop" Romano
Avery Rain
Bri Kim
Chelle Schneider

and special shoutout to CJ Hildreth, who was also selected to co-captain the squad 👏

The CRU Select Side's first match will be against the Stars in Leesburg, VA on January 31st at 12pm.

 

2/20/2016: 2nd Annual NOVA Rugby Pub Crawl

Join NOVA Men and Women's Rugby for the 2nd Annual NOVA Rugby Pub Crawl! We will be taking over 5 Dupont Circle bars and turning them into arenas for the world's premier Drinking Olympic Pentathletes... YOU! 

For just $20, you can be part of Pentathlon history alongside your friends, teammates, and countrymen and women, all while supporting NOVA Rugby! Did we mention you get a shirt? And prizes? There will be fun games and awesome specials and snacks and lots of drinks too! 

Don't hesistate... Registration starts now! Pre-orders for shirts will end on 2/3, so register today and ensure that you get your size! 

BUY YOUR TICKET AND RESERVE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE HERE:

https://payableform.appspot.com/forms/ppbgm

GO RUGBY! GO AMERICA! USA! USA! USA!

We're in Des Moines, Iowa for USA Rugby Club 7s!

 

Our 7s team is in Des Moines, Iowa for the USA Rugby Club 7s Tournament this weekend.

Root our Nova ladies on to a 7s National Championship!

Matches will be streamed live here.

Check out the schedule for Saturday so you can watch and cheer live! NOVA is in Pool A:
9:20 a.m. - NOVA vs. Orlando Rugby (Field 7)
12 p.m. - NOVA vs. San Diego Surfers (Field 8)
3 p.m. - NOVA vs. Hawaii Harlequins (Field 8)

*All times are CST. 

 

NOVA Women's Rugby Raffle Basket Fundraiser

NOVA Friends, Family, Alumni, and Supporters -

NOVA has qualified for the Club 7s National Championship tournament on August 8th-9th in Des Moines, Iowa!

In order to offset some of the costs of this trip we are raffling off some awesome prizes in 4 baskets that total over $1,400! You can win Nats and DC United tickets, bar tabs, gym passes, wine, brewery tours, and gift cards to different restaurants around the city.

Tickets are only $5! And if you buy 5, you get 2 free, if you buy 10, you get 10 free. Fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/dXqKvnEzny

Drawing will be on August 5th, after our last practice before Nationals!

UVA 7s Gains Invitation to National Championship at Nova Tournament

Twelve more teams earn bid to College 7s National Championships

BOULDER, Colo. – The completion of a dozen automatic qualifying tournaments from April 18-19 have rewarded 12 teams with invitations to the 2015 USA Rugby College 7s National Championships...
— USA Rugby College 7s

Read the rest of the article here.

Hey! Those ladies look familiar! Congrats to UVA for qualifying for Nationals at our tournament last weekend! 

IMPORTANT FUNDRAISING DATES AND INFO

Chipotle Fundraiser: May 18th 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the restaurant on 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #15. We get 50% of the sales we bring in!! Invite your friends and family!

Tom Foolery Guest Bar tending: May 28th 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Happy Hour!) 2029 P Street NW. We get 100% of tips during that time! Tell your friends and family to stop by as well!

<3 NOVA Nation loves burritos and booze <3