Women's Program

Women's Program

Est. 1994. Home of the Women Ruggers

rec_wrugby11kThe Women's Rugby Club at Fairfield University was founded as a sport club in 1994. During the fall '13 season, 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.Austin Ryan, Marquette University '10, Fairfield Prep '06, was named head coach this past August. Austin brings a wealth of experience both as a player at Prep and 4 year A-side club member at Marquette, while completeing his studies.

Jack Wallace has been the Head Coach of the Women's Rugby Program at Fairfield since the Fall of 2015. A native of Fairfield and a 2006 graduate of Fairfield Prep, Jack brings both extensive coaching and playing experience (Fairfield Prep, Providence College, Fairfield Yankees) to the Fairfield University program. 

Off the field Jack is a history teacher at Fairfield Prep having returned to his alma mater in 2014 after teaching in San Antonio, Texas. 


2017 - 2018 Officers

Ginny Galante 2018 President
Sarah McHale 2018 Vice President
Kendall Pieri 2018 Captain
Kelsey Persechini 2018 Treasurer
Ginny Galante 2017 SCC Rep


Fall 2017 Schedule

Bold = Home Games

Date Opponent Time Results
September 10 vs. SUNY Binghampton 1:00pm  
September 17 vs. SBU  1:00pm  
September 24 @ RPI  1:00pm  
October 1 @ Hofstra  11:00pm  
October 8 vs. New Paltz  1:00pm  
October 15 Conference Playoffs  TBD  
October 22 Conference Playoffs  TBD  
October 29 Conference Semi-finals  TBD  
November 5 Conference Championship  TBD  


2016 - 2017 Roster

Head Coach: Jack Wallace

Last First Year City State
Baffuto Genna 2019 Lawrence NJ
Barreira Selena 2019 Seekonk MA
Brunnock Caitlin 2019 Pawcatuck CT
Burke Kelsey 2017 Longmeadow MA
Calderoni Lauren 2018 New City NY
Carella Jena 2019 Trenton NJ
Carolo Danielle 2019 Hicksvile NY
Cheslock Kristin 2017 Rockville Centre NY
Dippelhofer Sarah 2019 Watertown CT
Durborow Lauren 2019 Parsippany NJ
Fede Nicole 2016 Mahwah NJ
Flagg Courtney 2018 Wayland MA
Francois Jael 2018 Stamford CT
Galante Virginia 2018 Southbury CT
Goger Barbara 2017 Flushing NY
Havner Kristen 2017 Hopewell Juction NY
Lane Mairin 2016 Montvale NJ
Liguori Margaret 2016 Lynbrook NY
McDonnell Bailey 2017 Milton MA
Magliocco Marie 2018 Brick NJ
McHale Sarah 2018 West Hartford CT
Montalto Catherine 2019 Westerly RI
Moser Julie 2019 Walpole MA
Nelson Cydney 2017 Rockville Centre NY
Persechini Kelsey 2018 Mansfield MA
Pieri Kendall 2018 Needham MA
Rodgers Kyla 2015 White Plains NY
Smith Brittaney 2016 West Roxbury MA
Venditti Michaela 2018 Loudonville NY
Washburn Kelsey 2017 Doylestown PA


Club Sports: Women's Rugby

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