2017-18 Women's Rugby News

February 2, 2018
SHU Rugby Unveils 2018 Spring Slate
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Head Coach Michelle Reed and the Sacred Heart women’s rugby program unveiled its 2018 spring slate Friday afternoon. The Pioneers will participate in four separate 7s tournaments over the course of two months.

December 12, 2017
Woods Headlines Three Sacred Heart NIRA All-American Selections
MARSHFIELD, Mass. – Senior Margaret Woods of Sacred Heart women’s rugby headlined the 2017 National Intercollegiate Rugby Association All-American Selections following the Fall 15’s Championship. Freshman Isabel Cuddy and sophomore Allie Rinaldi were tabbed Honorable Mentions.

November 30, 2017
Assistant Rugby Coach, Jennifer Salomon, Lifts NYRC To Historic Championship Victory
TUCSON, Ariz. - Sacred Heart rugby assistant coach, Jennifer Salomon, recently made history as a member of the New York Rugby Club. On Sunday, November 17, NYRC became the first team to ever win three Women’s Premier League (WPL) championships as the squad knocked off the Glendale Merlins in a 27-26 thrilling victory. Both of New York’s wins in Tucson were recorded in a come-from-behind fashion making this year’s hardware that much more remarkable.

November 4, 2017
AIC Spoils Sacred Heart’s Fall Finale
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – In their fall home finale, the Sacred Heart women’s rugby team fell to American International University, 69-15, Saturday afternoon at Park Avenue Field. The Yellow Jackets, who were most recently ranked sixth in the NIRA Coaches Poll, controlled the contest from start to finish benefitting from five different goal scorers. The loss settles the Pioneers’ autumn slate at 4-3 while the Yellow Jackets pause at 3-5.

October 28, 2017
Sacred Heart Bests Castleton For Second Time This Season, 67-22
CASTLETON, Vt. – The Sacred Heart women’s rugby team benefitted from seven different scorers en route to their 67-22 road defeat of Castleton, Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. The Pioneers have now beaten the Spartans twice this season and improve to 4-2 on the year. The host drop to 0-7-1.

October 21, 2017
Head Rugby Coach, Michelle Reed, Sits Down with Gift-Time Rugby Network
BATON ROUGE, La. – Sacred Heart Women’s Rugby Head Coach, Michelle Reed, recently sat down with Gift-Time Rugby Network and shared thoughts on her program as well as the culture of women’s rugby.

October 20, 2017
Saturday's Home SHU Rugby Match Against LIU Post Cancelled
The Sacred Heart women’s rugby match against LIU Post scheduled for Saturday, October 21 at Park Ave. Field has been cancelled.

October 14, 2017
Pioneers Take Care of Molloy, 81-12
SEAFORD, NY – In their second matchup this season, the Sacred Heart women’s rugby team made easy work of host Molloy, 81-12, at Cedar Creek Park, Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers end a two-game drought and elevate their season clip to 3-2 while the Lions fall to 3-2-1 overall.

September 30, 2017
Rugby Falls 48-17 At University of New England
Buckey tallies three tries in Saturday evening contest

September 23, 2017
Rugby Falls 41-36 To Bowdoin After Late Rally
Isabel Cuddy converted four tries on the afternoon

September 16, 2017
Sunday's SHU Rugby Game At LIU Post Postponed
The Sacred Heart women's rugby game at LIU Post scheduled for tomorrow afternoon has been postponed. A make-up date has yet to be announced. 

September 9, 2017
Rugby Defeats Molloy 97-24
Hale tallies 32 points, while Cuddy leads way with four tries.

September 1, 2017
Women's Rugby Opens Season with 84-10 Win Over Castleton
The Sacred Heart women’s rugby opened its third season as a NCAA varsity program with an 84-10 win against Castleton University on Friday afternoon at Park Ave. Field.

August 31, 2017
Rugby Welcomes Seven to Class of 2021; Opens Season Friday At Home
Sacred Heart women’s rugby head coach Michelle Reed welcomes seven student-athletes to the program this season. Each member of the class of 2021 all bring their own unique strength to the program. After a successful preseason, the Pioneers will open the 2017 season at home on Friday against Castleton. 

August 30, 2017
Rugby Tabbed 13th in NIRA Poll
Pioneers open 2017-18 campaign at home Friday afternoon

July 5, 2017
SHU Rugby Announces 2017 Fall Schedule
Sacred Heart Women’s Rugby Head Coach Michelle Reed announced the Pioneers' 2017 schedule on Wednesday. The Pioneers will open the season on the new Park Avenue Field on Friday, September 1 at 3 p.m. against Castleton.