September 25, 2013

USA Rugby Recognizes Stimson, Kosko and Hannemann

HAMDEN, Conn. – Junior Raechel Stimson and sophomore Natalie Kosko were selected to the USA Rugby Women's Collegiate All-American First Team for the 2012-13 season, announced on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by USA Rugby. Graduate Meghan Hannemann also was selected to the USA Rugby Second Team.

Stimson, who hails from Cameron Park, Calif., accounted for 11 runs over 20 yards and nine tries which resulted in 45 points for Quinnipiac last season. She also had 41 tackles in her second season for the Bobcats.

The sophomore wing from Sebastian, Fla., Kosko, made an immediate impact in her freshman campaign - compiling 23 tries and 115 points on the year. Kosko also chipped in with 18 tackles and 14 runs over twenty yards aiding the Bobcats to their perfect season.

Hannemann, who graduated this past May, appeared in all 16 games for the Bobcats last season, crossing the end-line 13 times for the Bobcats. She also led the team with three steals after tackles, had 53 tackles, 12 assisted tackles and 60 points this year.

All recipients will receive commemorative certificates to mark their accomplishment.

About USA Rugby
Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has over 115,000 active members. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. It also hosts over 30 national playoff and championship events every year as a service to its members. In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced that Rugby Sevens (the seven-a-side version of the game) will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Visit www.usarugby.org for more information.

The Bobcats are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 28 with a non-conference match against the University of Virginia. Game time is set for 11 a.m. at Madison Bowl Field in Charlottesville, Va.

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USA Rugby Women's Division I All-Americans
USA Rugby Women's Division II/NSCRO All-Americans
FIRST TEAM
FIRST TEAM
Forwards
Forwards
Julia Fortkort - University of Texas (hooker) Raechel Stimson - Quinnipiac University (hooker)
Hope Rogers - Penn State University (prop) Jess Davis - American International College (prop)
Marki Hoyne - Texas A&M University (prop) Leslie Ota - Fordham University (prop)
Grace Hovde - University of Wisconsin (lock) Ramiah Rhav - California State University Long Beach (lock)
Samantha Starta - United States Military Academy (lock) Kourtney Kavalecz - Winona State University (lock)
Elizabeth Cairns - Penn State University (flanker) Katie Rupe - Appalachian State University (flanker)
Lily White - Boston College (flanker) Maria Imburoia - Binghamton University (flanker)
Aly Gleason - Stanford University (8) Bria Spano - Washington State University (flanker)
  Candace Barley - Lee University (8)
   
Backs Backs
Dana Meschisi - Florida State University (scrumhalf) Amanda Carrington - Emory University (scrumhalf)
Lauren Rhode - Princeton University (flyhalf) Anna Peterson - Washington State University (flyhalf)
Hannah Lockwood - Oregon State University (flyhalf) Megan Bonny - Washington State University (center)
Cheryl Johnson - West Chester University (center) Bethann Montague - American International College (center)
Bonnie Richardson - Texas A&M University (center) Lyndsie White - Appalachian State University (center)
Saskia Morgan - Brown University (wing) Natalie Kosko - Quinnipiac University (wing)
Rebekah Siebach - Brigham Young University (wing) Danielle Fournier - Wheaton College (wing)
Meya Bizer - Penn State University (fullback) Jessica Gray - Lee University (fullback)
   
SECOND TEAM SECOND TEAM
Forwards Forwards
Jennifer Anderegg - University of Virginia (hooker) Robin Bradley - Wheaton College (hooker)
Monica Jackson - Brigham Young University (prop) Jessica Navarro - University of San Francisco (prop)
Baylee Annis - Norwich University (prop) Rachel Hunter-Schlichting - Winona State University (prop)
Genevieve Ireland - University of California (lock) Erika Wullenweber - Appalachian State University (lock)
Michelle Tierney - University of Michigan (lock0 Megan Wingert - Winona State University (lock)
Kelsey Corbett - Penn State University (flanker) Megan Hannemann - Quinnipiac University (flanker)
Hannah Luke - University of California (flanker) Ally Dykes Roger - Williams University (flanker)
Chi Chi Chuckwueke - Georgia Tech (8) Blanca Bradley-Rael - Nebraska, Lincoln (flanker)
  Shania Brown - University of Hartford (flanker)
  Chelsea Vinson - Appalachian State University (8)
   
Backs Backs
Brie Barto - Penn State University (scrumhalf) Sharyn Beodeker - Kutztown University (scrumhalf)
April Emerson - United States Military Academy (flyhalf) Meredith Conrad-Forrest - Humboldt State University (flyhalf)
Ariel Johnson - West Chester University (center) Jasmine Haw - University of San Francisco (center)
Jamie Lawrence - Stanford University (center) Bethann Montague - American International College (center)
KC Curl - Sam Houston State University (wing) Alexa Scott - University of Albany (center)
Noorin Dorosti - UCLA (wing) Christina Lee - Lee University (wing)
Erin Overcash - University of Colorado (fullback) Tory Wiener - Appalachian State University (fb/wing)
Stephanie Goetz - James Madison University (fullback) Maura Dahill - Wheaton College (fullback)