National Small College Rugby Organization LLC: Latest News: Team and Player Recognition News at Women's National Championship

2013 NSCRO Heart & Soul Recipients
Heart & Soul: B. Sisco, E. Atkinson, C. Fear, R. Desrochers, C. Houck, M. Feroli
Monday, November 25
Team and Player Recognition News at Women's National Championship

NSCRO understands the importance of recognizing the accomplishments of the fine student-athletes who have worked long and hard to reach the pinacle of Small College rugby success. The following trophies and awards were provided following the National Championship match as NSCRO's way of showing how much we value these accomplishments.

Player Recognition

NSCRO "All-NSCRO Championship XV" Team - selections were made by USA Rugby Selectors Kristin Aliberto and Emily Tunney. Each player received a trophy recognizing their selection as well as a custom NSCRO t-shirt (courtesy of World Rugby Shop) plus a Philadelphia Women's Rugby Club t-shirt. See Handout below for list of the players selected.

MVP - best overall player during the event was awarded to flanker Amber Kutnink of Wayne State College.

NSCRO "Heart & Soul" Award - a match ball was given to a player(s) on each team (as selected by the team's coaching staff), who was been an inspiration and significant contributor to the club both on and off the field. NSCRO hopes her teammates will sign in appreciation of what she has meant to the team. The recipients were:
Roger Williams University = Mikaela Feroli
Millersville University = Christina Houck
Smith College = Cam Fear and Rachel Desrochers
Wayne State College = Emily Atkinson and Bonnie Sisco

NSCRO Medals (gold, silver and bronze) were awarded to the players on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Team Recognition

Trophies were awarded for:
1st Place - Wayne State College, Wayne, NE. Head Coach = Darrin Barner
2nd Place - Smith College, Northampton, MA. Head Coach = Chris St. Onge
3rd Place - Millersville University, Lancaster, PA. Head Coach = Max DiGiulio
4th Place - Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI. Head Coach = Tom Campbell

Gift Certificates were generously provided by World Rugby Shop, Brad Kilpatrick, Head of Rugby as follows:
$500 - 1st Place
$250 - 2nd Place
$150 - 3rd Place
$100 - 4th Place

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2013 Women's All-NSCRO Championship XV
2013 All-NSCRO Championship XV
Handout: 2013 All NSCRO Championship XV