Emmitsburg, Md. (November 10, 2017) - Mount St. Mary's women's rugby assistant coach Maggie Myles was selected to tryout for the USA 7's rugby team.
Myles will compete at the Olympic training center in Chula Vista for the next 6 weeks. She will be training with the USA 7's Rugby team for a potential selection to the traveling squad for the Dubai 7s. She was selected through Scion Rugby, which is a USA Rugby National Developmental Academy based out of Washington DC. Each academy is given one 6 week contract to allow a player of choice to participate and practice with the USA 7's side in hopes of being selected to the team.
"With the recent success of our National 7's and 15's teams in the Olympics and recent women's World Cup, Maggie's selection to receive a contract is an exciting opportunity not just for Maggie continuing development as a coach and an elite athlete but also for the Mount. As we look to develop a varsity program with high performance characteristics here, having a young coach like Maggie gaining such invaluable experience through the USA Rugby Pathway as a player will not only improve our efforts to grow the game here at the Mount but provides our athletes a phenomenal role model to look to in the current women's game. The team will eagerly follow her Olympic journey!" said Coach Douglas.
Myles, a recent graduate (17') from Quinnipiac University where she played on the women's rugby team all four years, began her first year of coaching this season. As a senior last year, she saw action in all 12 matches while tallying six tries and eight assists during the season. She added 33 tackles on the year which helped her earn NIRA All-American honors. Myles holds the Quinnipiac school record for tackles with 174 during her career. She recorded 27 tries, 23 assists, 135 points, and a conversion percentage of .522 (12-23) in 40 games played. Myles played scrum half for the national women's club 7's champions of the DC Scion during the summer of 2016.
Mount St. Mary's is in the middle of the first season as a division one program.