MOUNT ST. MARY'S MOUNTAINEERS (6-3, 5-2 NIRA) at WEST CHESTER 7'S TOURNAMENT
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: West Chester, Pa. | South Campus Rugby Pitch
NIRA TIER 2 ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Four Mountaineers earned National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) Tier 2 All-American Honors as announced by the league office on March 13. Jordan Butcher, Maya Grassi, and Ubaida Ahmed were named as NIRA Tier 2 All-Americans for the 2018 fall season while Julie Crochet was tabbed as NIRA Tier 2 All-American Honorable Mention.
In just the second year as a division one program, Jordan Butcher, Maya Grassi, Ubaida Ahmed, and Julie Crochet led the Mount St. Mary's women's rugby team to a 6-3 fall season record that culminated with a NIRA Tier 2 Championship win, 22-15, against Sacred Heart. In the championship match, Crochet led the Mountaineers with two tries scored while Ahmed was named Most Valuable Player.
ABOUT THE MOUNT
The Mount St. Mary's women's rugby team held off Sacred Heart for a 22-15 win for the NIRA Tier II Championship during the fall 15's season. In just the second year as a division one program, the Mountaineers brought home the NIRA Tier II Championship trophy on November 10, 2018 after they failed to win a match during the 2018 15's season. Mount freshman Ubaida Ahmed was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the match. Ahmed led Mount St. Mary's in tackles on the day and scored a try late in the first half. Graduate student Julie Crochet led the Mountaineers on offense with two tries scored in the win.
MOUNT 15'S SEASON LEADERS
Tries: Ubaida Ahmed (9), Julie Crochet (6), Lauren Judkins (5), Molly Jackson (3), Lavona Rae Aromin (2), Jordan Butcher (2), Hannah Orland (2), Nataly Cisneros (2), Samantha Mathis (2), Jenna Lewaren (2), Maya Grassi (1), Rio Greenshields (1), Molly Stocker (1), Hanna Rojas-Rhodes(1), Citlali Villegas (1) Tania Wheeler (1), Shayna Coleman (1)
Conversion Kicks: Maya Grassi (21), Molly Stocker (4), Ubaida Ahmed (1)
WHAT'S UP NEXT
The Mount travels to the Bloomsburg University for the Bloomsburg 7's Tournament on Saturday, March 30.