Northeastern Women Speak About Upcoming CRC Debut - Collegiate Rugby Championship
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This weekend Northeastern University’s women’s rugby team is making its debut at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. Recently we spoke with two members of the Boston-based club about their upcoming experience: President Gabriella Loren Gil and Captain Sarah Levy.

What are your expectations for the 2017 CRC?

Facing varsity teams will expose us to a higher level of rugby and help us grow individually and as a team. We started our season with the goal of attending at least one 7s tournament. We have attended five tournaments this season and the culmination of our hard work this year led to our invitation to the CRCs. We are so grateful for this opportunity.

What inspired your first ever full 7s program for this year?

We’ve always wanted to grow our 7s program and with a recent improvement in standings during our 15s season we saw the dedication and skill was prevalent to create a foundation for a competitive 7s roster.

Have you played any of the teams who you will potentially be facing at the CRC before?

No we’ve never had the opportunity to play these teams before but we recently won the Dartmouth Big Green 7s tournament.

What’s your team’s theme song?

It’s All Coming Back To Me Now by Celine Dion

When did school end for you?

Our last day of finals was April 30th.

How have you been training post the school semester being over?

Northeastern’s coop program encourages students to stay in Boston for part of the summer whether it’s to take extra classes or finish internships. This allowed us to hold extra practices after the spring semester ended. The club sports program provided us with extra practice times and supported us throughout our training period.

Anything else I should know?

Northeastern constantly encourages us to be as well-rounded as possible. For example, we’ve got our own marketing majors gaining experience running our social media pages. We also have a large representation of students in the sciences who have learned to balance academics and sports. Our team recently just brought back team sports to a local middle school, and majority of our players are involved in other clubs around campus. While we show a tremendous dedication to this sport we also strive to be active within our community. Follow us @nuwrfc on Instagram or @NUwomensrugby on Twitter to learn more about program!

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