Virginia Tech Women - Collegiate Rugby Championship

Virginia Tech Women

The Virginia Tech Women’s Rugby Club was founded in 1992 at Virginia Polytechnic and State University, in Blacksburg, Virginia. VT has had a strong D1 fifteens squad in the past years, making it to Sweet 16s for three out of the past four years. The newly formed 7’s team is coached by current VT Men’s Rugby head coach Paul Caron, who is taking the men’s team to their sixth year at the CRC along with the women’s team for their first. This year, the women’s 7’s team is coming off of a strong win from the Queens 7’s tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina in March and a shutout win at the Blue Ridge 7’s tournament in late April.

  • Head Coach: Paul Caron
  • Assistant Coach: Philip Parks
  • Manager: Dani Barlow
  • Trainer: Lonnie Gross Jr.
  • Players to Watch

    The members of the Virginia Tech squad all come ready to play. Keep an eye on the captain, Kirn Kaur, as the playmaker and facilitator. Also watch out for Grace Pierce in the forwards. She plays second row in 15’s and packs a punch, but can turn on the speed when she needs to. And there is Jetta Owens, the dynamic sophomore and one of the highest scorers on the team. Her intensity is hard to match on the pitch.

    The Scoop

    This is the first year of a legitimate sevens team for Virginia Tech, and the team is itching to make a name for themselves. Going into the first CRC in Virginia Tech history, it is time to show the rugby world what they can do. VT has the speed, the power, and the drive to make it far in the tournament this year. We will see if they can gain enough experience in the pool play games to make it to the top against the elite squads.


    7KAURKIRNScrum Half
    9RIBARDOMAGGIEFly Half/Center