United States women's national rugby sevens team

The United States women's national rugby sevens team competes in international rugby sevens competitions.[2] The team finished second at the 2015 USA Women's Sevens, after defeating Russia in the semifinals. They competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[3]

United States
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UnionUSA Rugby
Nickname(s)Eagles
Coach(es)Emilie Bydwell [1]
Captain(s)Abby Gustaitis &
Kris Thomas
Top scorerAlev Kelter (752)
Most triesAlev Kelter (87)
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances3 (First in 2009)
Best result3rd place (2009, 2013)
Official website
www.usa.rugby/womens-eagles-sevens/

In June 2019, the Eagles became just the fifth team to have won a World Series tournament, joining New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and England. In that same season, the Americans finished second in the overall standings, securing both their highest finish to date and automatic qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games.[4]

Tournament HistoryEdit

World Rugby Sevens SeriesEdit

Season by season

Season Rank Points Events Cups Plates Bowls* Most tries Most points
2012–13 4th 48 4 0 1 1
2013–14 7th 38 5 0 2 1
2014–15 5th 76 6 0 1 0
2015–16 6th 46 5 0 1 0
2016–17 6th 62 6 0 0 0
2017–18 5th 56 5 0 0 1
2018–19 2nd 100 6 1 0 0 Naya Tapper (18) Alev Kelter (141)
Total 37 1 5 3 Naya Tapper (77) Alev Kelter (624)

* – At the start of the 2016-17 season, the plate was abandoned, with the bowl replaced by the Challenge Trophy.

Summer OlympicsEdit

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2016 Quarterfinals 5th 6 3 2 1
  2020 5th place match 6th 6 4 2 0
Total 0 Titles 2/2 12 7 4 1

Rugby World Cup SevensEdit

Rugby World Cup Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2009 Semifinals   5 3 2 0
  2013 Semifinals   6 5 1 0
  2018 Semifinals 4th 4 2 2 0
  2022 Qualified
Total 0 Titles 3/3 11 8 3 0

2009Edit

Pool B

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 93 0 +93 9
  United States 3 2 0 1 50 17 +33 7
  Russia 3 1 0 2 31 51 −20 5
  Japan 3 0 0 3 10 116 −106 3

Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  France0
 
 
 
  United States19
 
  United States12
 
 
 
  New Zealand14
 
  New Zealand33
 
 
 
  Canada12
 
  New Zealand10
 
 
 
  Australia15
 
  Spain7
 
 
 
  South Africa15
 
  South Africa10
 
 
 
  Australia17
 
  England10
 
 
  Australia17
 

2013Edit

Under head coach Ric Suggit, the Eagles placed third at the 2013 Women's Sevens World Cup in Russia. The Eagles defeated Spain 10–5 in their final match, with tries coming from Emilie Bydwell and Vanesha McGee.[5]

Rugby X TournamentEdit

Rugby X Tournament
Year Position Pld W L D
  2019 2nd 2 1 1 0

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

United States' roster of 12 athletes was named on 17 June 2021.[6]

Head coach: Emilie Bydwell [7]

Former PlayersEdit

HonorsEdit

World Series
Finish 
Tourney
Gold Silver Bronze Plate (Fifth)
Dubai Sevens 2017 2015
USA Sevens 2013, 2015 & 2018 2014 & 2016
China Sevens 2013
Amsterdam Sevens 2013 & 2014
São Paulo Sevens
Australia Sevens 2017 2019
Japan Sevens 2019
Canada Sevens 2018 & 2019 2015
France Sevens 2019 2018
Other Top Three Finishes

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.usa.rugby/2021/11/emilie-bydwell-selected-as-head-coach-of-usa-womens-sevens-national-team/
  2. ^ "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. October 4, 2012. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  3. ^ Blaber, Junoir (2016-07-18). "USA Rugby Names 2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Rugby Team". rugbywrapup.com. Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  4. ^ "U.S. women's rugby team earns first World Series title, Olympic spot". OlympicTalk | NBC Sports. 2019-06-17. Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  5. ^ "Eagles claim third place victory with thrilling sudden death try". USA Rugby. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  6. ^ "U.S. Olympic women's rugby team roster announced". NBC Sports. 17 June 2021.
  7. ^ https://www.usa.rugby/2021/11/emilie-bydwell-selected-as-head-coach-of-usa-womens-sevens-national-team/

External linksEdit