CWU’s women’s rugby team fools in 7’s gold


Sagapolu beating the defense. Photo by Jacob Thompson / Thompson Sports Media

Tre'Jon Henderson, Staff Reporter

The CWU women’s rugby team participated in the Fool’s Gold 7’s tournament hosted by Boise State. The Wildcats dominated as they went 4-0 overall.

The Wildcats first defeated the Montana State A team by a 46-0 score. They then defeated the Boise State A Team by a 42-0 score. 

CWU took down Colorado State 36-12 after a narrow three-point lead at the half. The Wildcats ended the day with a 39-0 victory over the Boise State A Team once more.

Head Coach Matthew Ramirez gave credit to Boise State’s hospitality and thought his team played well. 

“Boise State put on a fantastic tournament and were incredible hosts,’’ Ramirez said. “It was a great first hit out for the squad as we got to learn a lot about ourselves as a 7’s team and apply what we’ve been drilling on all week in tough conditions.’’ 

Junior fullback Sammy Stern had herself a spectacular weekend as she found the edge multiple times for scores. Stern said it was nice for the team to get some serious reps in together. 

“It’s the first 7’s tournament our team has been to in almost a year,” Stern said. “So it was nice to just get to play with the girls again and it was the perfect tournament to sort of shake off the rust from the past year.’’ 

MA Sorensen Award Nominee Tessa Hann spoke on what it felt like to be nominated for the award. The MA Sorensen Award is awarded to the top women’s collegiate rugby player of the season. 

“I feel very honored to be nominated for the Sorenson award.” Hann said. “There are so many amazing women who were also nominated, and being up there with them feels good. It also allows me to set a higher standard for myself as we progress through the offseason.”

Junior Kai Brandt spoke on the team’s desire to re-define themselves as a team moving forward.

“The focus for us is to maintain ourselves as a multi-threat 7’s team,” Brandt said. “In the past we’ve been known as very physically dominant, and we want to not only keep that, but expand on it with our skills.”