Women's Rugby Places Four On MetNY U-23 All-Star Team

HAMDEN, Conn. - The 2011 MetNY U-23 All-Star Team has selected four Quinnipiac women's rugby players to compete in its annual tournament. Junior Katie Wood (Hamilton, N.J.), sophomore Megan Hannamann (Manchester, N.H.), freshman Jacqueline MacLearie (Tinton Falls, N.J.), and freshman Diana Poulsen (Dover, N.J) all received the honorary selection.

"I am incredibly pleased with the selection of four of our Quinnipiac Rugby student-athletes being named to the U-23 Met NY All-stars," said head coach Becky Carlson. "With only 9 weeks of rugby under their belts this is a testament to their commitment and ability to channel their cross-over athleticism from other sports into rugby. We are extremely confident that they will not only add value to the U-23 MetNY squad, but more importantly to their development for Quinnipiac Rugby in their inaugural season this fall."

The All-Star team, which consists of 29 players, will play in its annual game on Sunday, May 8 at the University of Massachusetts.

2011 MetNY U-23 All-Star Team
Amanda Benton - Marist College
Jessica Biercevicz - Marist College
Danielle Burkart - Sacred Heart University
Heather Carr - Marist College
Bridget Christie - Marist College
Katlin Davis - Marist College
Katherine Foran - Stony Brook University
Erika Granger - NYRC
Megan Hannemann - Quinnipiac University
Christine Jarvis - Marist College
Kirsten Lampron - Marist College
Jacqueline Maclearie - Quinnipiac University
Lauren Magnusson - Rutgers University
Christina Manzi - Marist College
Robyn Martinich - Marist Women's Rugby
Kathleen Miranne - Sacred Heart University
Anne Morrison - Village Lions RFC
Naomi Oberman-Breindel - NYRC
Tracy Pecher - Fordham University
Rebecca Ponessa - Fairfield University
Diana Poulsen - Quinnipiac University
Kelly Procida - Sacred Heart University
Hannah Rosenthal - NYRC
Allie Simeone - Sacred Heart University
Natalia Szymanski - Fordham University
Juliet Wade SUNY New Paltz
Nora Westcott - SUNY New Paltz
Katie Wood - Quinnipiac University
Alinda Yu - Sacred Heart University