College Women

The Allegheny Rugby Union boasts 16 women’s college teams competing in every collegiate level: Division I, Division II, and NSCRO (small school). We use a hybrid system to get the best matches possible for all teams; provide developmental schedules for new programs to create sustained growth; educate coaches with continued development opportunities; and create higher skill development through our all star program.

There are quality opportunities throughout our region and we hope to attract quality high school players and be a part of our community. Please continue to search our website for additional information about the colleges we serve, available scholarships, and how we can serve you as a player.

Any questions can be directed to our Collegiate Coordinator Angela Smarto at

Resource Links - Check out the 2019 Fall Schedule

Collegiate Scholarship Information

Alderson Broaddus University (WV)

Alderson Broaddus University is a new varsity rugby program offering rugby scholarship opportunities to both men and women located in Philippi, WV. These scholarships can be stacked with academic scholarships awarded by the university. AB’s rugby program is fully recognized by the athletic department and is staffed with full-time coaches.

To be considered for an AB rugby scholarship, students must complete the free online application, please be sure to submit transcripts and test scores. Update Head Coach Laura Miller when the application is submitted in order to move the financial aid process forward.

More information can be found at and

Please feel free to reach out either by email or phone if you have any questions.

Laura Miller, Director of Rugby

Robert Morris University (PA)

Robert Morris University combines the best of a big research university and a small college. That’s why RMU is a gateway to great careers and great lives. Ranked among the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, RMU offers Internships, mentors, and a wealth of opportunities to add your name to the growing list of student success stories.

Professors who know you by name and care about your future. Small class sizes, not cavernous lecture halls. Faculty who put teaching first. Put them together and you have a proven key to success in college.

RMU offers robust financial aid packages, and beginning with the 2020-2021 school year will be offering incoming rugby players tuition scholarships. These scholarships will be distributed once participation requirements are met.

For more information please contact Head Coach Angela Smarto at

Or visit and fill out the "Recruit Me" form

Youngstown State University (OH)

From business to engineering to the creative arts, Youngstown State University has over 115 undergraduate programs for incoming students to consider. With over $125 million in total financial aid being distributed annually and $8.1 million in total scholarship being awarded annually, YSU also provides opportunities for students to graduate with little-to-no debt.

In addition to traditional scholarship opportunities, YSU is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for select rugby players as well. To be eligible for consideration, the prospective athlete must minimally possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Upon application and acceptance to the University, it is at the discretion of the coaching staff to determine the distribution of available scholarship dollars.

For more information, please contact Head Women’s Rugby Coach, Rebecca Trapp, at

Check out our union's history in collegiate women's playoffs and our Hall of Fame of highest performing athletes

2008 USA Rugby Eagle Desiree Markovich, California University of PA/Pittsburgh Angels.

2016-2017 NSCRO 7s Select Side Erica Long, California University of PA

2017 NSCRO All American Stephanie Lambert, Fairmont State University

2019 NSCRO 7s Select Side Alex Massair, California University of PA

2007 USA Rugby U23 All Star Dana Zimmerman, Indiana University of PA