MOUNT ST. MARY'S MOUNTAINEERS (11-7, 6-4 NIRA) at BLOOMSBURG 7'S TOURNAMENT
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Bloomsburg, Pa. | Bloomsburg University 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 took home second place and seventh place at the West Chester 7's Tournament last Saturday. The tournament was split into two pools with the Mount having a team in each pool (Mount Team 1 and Mount Team 2). The Mount Team 1 tabbed second place after getting topped in the Finals 20-0 by West Chester Team 1 while Mount Team 2 grabbed seventh place after they defeated Bloomsburg (Team 2), 25-10.
Freshman Ubaida Ahmed led the Mount Team 1 offense with nine tries on the day while freshman Maya Grassi added nine conversion kicks. For Mount Team 2, junior Taylor Mensah led the offense with two tries scored on the day.
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)
MOUNT 7'S SEASON LEADERS
Tries: Ubaida Ahmed (9), Maya Grassi (5), Julie Crochet (4), Lavona Rae Aromin (3), Alexis Costa (2), Molly Stocker (2), Taylor Mensah (2), Molly Jackson (1), Citlali Villegas (1), Hanna Rojas-Rhodes (1), Jenna Lewaren (1)
Conversion Kicks: Maya Grassi (9), Molly Stocker (3)
WHAT'S UP NEXT
The Mount travels to the University for the Pennsylvania for the University of Pennsylvania 7's Tournament on Saturday, April 6.