Sweet Sixteen Season

Women’s rugby ranked nationally for first time in history.

Sweet Sixteen Season
Photo by Charles Barry
Women’s rugby ranked nationally for first time in history.

Call the team “tiny, clean, and focused,” as Rugby Magazine did last spring—but be sure to pay the Bronco Rugby Union Women’s Side their due: In the season that ended in April, they earned a spot in the Sweet 16 Championships in San Diego and wound up ranked No. 15 in the nation.

Women’s rugby was established as a club sport at SCU in 1997, but this was the first time it has been ranked nationally. Captain and economics major Angelina Pascual ’11 didn’t mind being pegged as an underdog. “It is probably the rugger in me speaking, but who wouldn’t want to be able to take down someone twice your size?”

Among the victories: These Division II women in Bronco jerseys felled the Division I U.C. Santa Cruz Banana Slugs 108–0, earning designation as the top women’s rugby team in Northern California.

Two All-Americans led the team: forward and political science major Ana Carvajal ’13and back Pascual, who plans to return to the team this year as she pursues her MBA at Santa Clara. The next scrum season begins winter quarter.  mag-bug

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