Est. 1994. Home of the Women Ruggers
The Women's Rugby Club at Fairfield University was founded as a sport club in 1994. Most recently, the club enjoyed a spirited and competitive weekend on October 5, joining with the men's club to celebrate 50 years of rugby play at Fairfield. Over the years, the women have established a solid program, competing against regional teams in the New England area. Those teams have included Hofstra, Bard, Marist, and Sacred Heart.
This season, the Ruggers elevated the program to Division II status in the recently formed Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference. Divisional opponents are Hofstra, Molloy, Rutgers and Stony Brook. All league competition occurs during the fall academic semester.
The home rugby pitch of the Red Ruggers is the Lt. Hans Grauert Memorial Field. Christopher Grauert, '68 and his mother, Leila B. Grauert, donated the rugby pitch to Fairfield in 2003 in honor of his brother Lt. Hans Grauert, who was a naval aviator lost at sea during the Vietnam War.
Fairfield women's rugby continues a great tradition on and off the pitch as representatives of Fairfield University.
2013 - 2014 Officers
President: Margaret Demaura '14
Vice president: Morgan Carey '14
Treasurer: Alison Canelli '14
Match Secretary: Cristine Ligato '14
Forward Captain: Amanda Carchietta '14
Captain: Rebecca Ponessa '14
2013 - 2014 Roster
Last Name First Name Year City State Bautista Karina 2017 Bronx NY Buckley Shannon 2016 West Hartford CT Burke Kelsey 2017 Longmeadow MA Canelli Alison 2015 Hamden CT Carchietta Amanda 2014 Goshen NY Collins Caitlin 2015 Sudbury MA Craig Carson 2017 Wyckoff NJ Cuellar Jennifer 2015 Fairfield CT Fede Nicole 2016 Mahwah NJ Gallagher Erin 2017 Simsbury CT Gallagher Gretchen 2016 Norwell MA Giacchi Nina 2016 Hoboken NJ Goger Barbara 2017 Flushing NY Guglielmoni Anne 2015 Stratford CT Hill Danielle 2015 Chatham NJ Javorski Kara 2016 West Springfield MA Krastins Sara 2017 Glenville NY Kudrich Abigail 2017 Moscow PA Lane Mairin 2016 Montvale NJ Ligato Christine 2015 Canton CT Livezey Hannah 2016 New Fairfield CT McCabe Mairin 2016 West Hartford CT McDonnell Bailey 2017 Milton MA Nativo Heidi (jennifer) 2017 Park Ridge NJ O'Shea McKenna 2016 Southampton NY Ponessa Rebecca 2014 Bernardsville NJ Rodgers Kyla 2015 White Plains NY Smith Brittaney 2016 West Roxbury MA Smith Mathi 2016 Danbury CT Wakelin Bridget 2015 Abington MA Wallace Kelsey 2015 New Haven CT
Fall 2013 Final League Standings
|Team||W||L||T||Pts For||Pts Agnst||Pts Diff||Bonus||Total||Out of Div|
MET NY College Women's Division III
|Team||Wins||Losses||Ties||Points For||Points Against||Points Diff.||Bonus||Total|
|1. Fairfield University||5||0||0||199||48||151||5||25|
|2. Molloy College||4||1||0||170||84||86||4||20|
|3. Sacred Heart Univ.||3||2||0||147||52||95||3||15|
|4. Fordham Univ.||2||3||0||71||149||-78||1||9|
|5. Drew Univ.||1||4||0||47||161||-114||1||5|
|6. Bard College||0||5||0||0||140||-140||0||0|