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About Our Organization

Marist Women’s Rugby Club is a team of women who are determined, kind, and resilient. There is absolutely no experience needed to join, almost all members of the team learned how to play here at Marist. In the past few years our team has experienced some great success due to the guidance of our dedicated and expert coaches. Our coaches teach us smart and safe rugby tactics since it’s a full-contact sport. We compete both in the fall and spring semesters. The fall consists of 15’s rugby play with approximately six conference games followed by playoffs. The spring season focuses more on 7’s style of rugby play and tournaments.

We compete at the Division II club level in the Tri-State area. In 2019, we were ranked as fourth in the nation and ended our season at second in the conference. Our team is all about inclusion and encourages women to give it a try.

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Club Leadership

The Marist Women’s Rugby Club Officers work as a collection of leaders to ensure that all tasks are completed and the logistics of the club run smoothly.

President: Emma Ackerler, '24

  • Responsibilities include scheduling game times and tournaments, collecting health forms/waivers for tournaments, and reserving rooms for team meetings. 
  • Key point of contact for the team and handles team finances.

Vice President: Annaelle Kailan, '26

  • This role includes scheduling referees for each home game, getting directions to our game destinations, and updating the team roster.

Treasurer: MB Diop, '24

  • Responsible for organizing team fundraisers.

Social Media Chair: Jenna Cottone, '24

  • Updates all social media accounts about practice and game information, fundraising activity, and showing what the team is all about. 

Recruitment: Jessica Egleston, '24

  • This position organizes recruiting methods, welcomes and guides new members, orders team apparel, and organizes alumni gatherings. 

Head Coach: Maren Millard

Meeting Times

The team meets at North Field (behind New Gartland) on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, and usually on Sundays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The coaches teach the rugby basics such as passing, tackling, and gameplays. Practices also consist of scrimmaging, defensive drills, offensive drills, and of course some fun relay games.

Earn Priority Points through Clubs and Activities

To earn one (1) point: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 50% of club/organization activities.

To earn two (2) points: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 75% of club/organization activities PLUS the community service event.

To earn three (3) points (executive board only): Officers must attend 50% of club meetings for the semester and 100% of club activities including community service. If executive board members do not complete all of the requirements to earn three points, they will be eligible to receive up to two points based on the above criteria.

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