Happy first day of classes, everyone! Before summer officially came to a close, some of our girls traveled to Virginia Beach for their first annual USA Beach Rugby tournament! The Sea-Terptles (cute team name, huh?) competed in the touch tournament, and ended the day in fourth place. They had a blast in the sun and the sand, and didn't leave without diving in to the water once or twice!
Couldn't have asked for a more perfect last weekend of summer! Now we're so pumped for the fall season to start in a couple of weeks!
We looked back on a great season at the end of the year potluck banquet at Kimberly's house! We kicked back for our last team event of the season with great food, volleyball, and lots of fun! Thanks so much to the Hubscher family for hosting the event!
We had such an amazing season and we can't wait until the fall!
This past weekend, we closed off an amazing season by taking home the second place collegiate trophy at this year's Ruggerfest Tournament! We had a rugby-filled sun-shiny weekend on Saturday and Sunday at Rosecroft Raceway, and we wouldn't have had it any other way! And of course, we couldn't come back to CP without stopping at Rita's for some well-deserved ice-cream first...
We are sad the season is officially over, and we already can't wait for the fall!
Next stop: the end-of-the-year banquet this coming Saturday!
What an amazing Saturday!
We geared up early this morning and headed to Xfinity for our senior match against St. Mary's. We can't think of a better way to celebrate our seniors than with a big win! With a final score of 84-7, we did just that. Congratulations to everyone who scored a try today (1st photo, from left to right: Deanna Elmendorf, Becca Roseberry, Katie Manganelli, Micaela Ada, Nicole Needelman, Paige Qi, Kimberly Hubscher, Anna Collishaw, and Mackenzie Davis), and to our lovely seniors for a great game! We are so proud of you, and we love you so much!
The sun came out on this gloomy morning while current Terps and Terp Alum came together for the annual Alumni game! We had a great time seeing some of our old friends-- and man, do they still got it! After one 7's match and one 10's match, we refueled together with some bagels, and of course took some photos! We are so glad to have such dedicated ruggers that want to continue playing with us even after they've graduated. We love our alumni!
We spent the weekend out in the sun at Rosecroft Raceway for the annual Cherry Blossom Tournament! We had a blast playing games and watching rugby all Saturday and Sunday, and came home with two wins (and a whoooole lot of sunburn...ouch!) We are amping up for our alumni game next Saturday-- we can't wait to see some of our old ruggers!
It's been an evenful day! We spent our morning in the warm weather playing Mary Washington at home. This was Katie, Makeda, and Heather's first game as a umd rugger, and we couldn't be prouder of them! Congratulations to Deanna Elmendorf for scoring a try today!!
After the game, Exec delivered on the Giving Day promise and took a dive in to the McKeldin fountain! It was a perfect way to cool us off after a hard game!
At noon, some of us watched the men's team play a round-robin with George Washington and Towson. We love supporting our men's team, especially on a day as beautiful as this one!
We had a great time tonight at Georgetown University for the 7's tournament! We played William and Mary, George Washington, and won our final game against Georgetown. Ruggers Mackenzie Davis, Natalie Lambert, Arden Ireland, and Kimberly Hubscher scored tries today! This was the first 7s experience for many of our ruggers, and we loved playing, watching matches, bonding, and learning new things! Thanks Georgetown for a fun time!
Spring Break doesn't stop us from playing the sport we love! We played Longwood this weekend for a 10's match! Not only was this our first 10s match, it was also the first game for our new rookies! We were so excited to see them play in their first game, and they did great! Mackenzie Davis, Megan O'Brien, and Vanessa Wagener played on Longwood's side, so even if we didn't leave with the win, we're happy that some of our ruggers still got the win for Longwood! We're looking forward to the Georgetown 7's Tournament next Saturday!
Giving Day UMD is the biggest fundraising event of the year-- it's a 24 hour frenzy for clubs and organizations to collect the most amount of donations possible!
This year, we had our most successful Giving Day yet! We raised a total of cover $6,000 and came in first place for amount of donations out of all club sports, for our first time in Giving Day history! This was a huge goal of ours, and we couldn't have accomplished it without the generosity of our players, their families and friends, out alumni, and other supporters of UMDWRFC! The donations we received will allow us to continue growing our family and give us more opportunities to keep playing the sport we love!
We are already pumped to make Giving Day 2020 even better!