Women's Bears Select Program

Mission Statement

We were explicitly asked to revamp these programs by our membership so we want to seize every opportunity possible to provide challenging rugby to you. We expect that every available player will make efforts to attend so you can get continue to learn and grow in our favorite pastime. We provide a range of opportunities in 7s and 15s to all age groups so we can create a cohesive women’s rugby community in our area. We want to see more ARU players excel to the next level and we are committed to providing that pathway.

We want people down to play – so if you’re down to play than we want you.

Women's 15s

YSV Renne Whittenberger throws a fend to Indiana at Midwest Senior Championships.

Women's 7s

CalU Alex Massari with RMU Destiny Smith break away at NSCRO All Star Tournament.

High School 15s

Moon Area Brooke Crago brings down throw at Midwest Youth Rugby Tournament.

Meet the Staff

Rebecca Trapp,

Head Coach

Dez Markovich,

Assistant Coach

Angela Smarto,

Coach & Manager

Kiyomi Knox,

Coach & Manager

First Try of the Game.MOV

Video clip from Midwest Senior Select Side Tournament, Emily Ryan (IUP) with opening try against Indiana.

Bears go on to defeat Indiana then lose close match to Ohio in second match of the day.

We're extremely excited to get this competition cycle started. We have two tours in January so far and will announce more as the year goes on. In order to be selected you must attend one of our training sessions; if you cannot attend, but are still interested you must speak with us separately.

ALL TRAININGS COST $10 TO ATTEND - cash/check/venmo accepetd

  1. Training Session #1 Info - Sunday October 21st in Youngstown
  2. Training Session #2 Info - Sunday November 11th at RMU
  3. Training Session #3 - Sunday December 9th at Gannon Indoor Facility (all must sign a waiver to participate - link below )

Sessions are open to every women's player in the union - please pass this information along to everyone on your team. We will be playing at two familiar events this January

  1. January 18-20: NSCRO 7s All Star Tournament - you must attend an NSCRO school to be eligible for selection to tournament in St. Petersburg, FL.
  2. January 26-27: 15s match vs Capital Selects - everyone is eligible for this selection. This is a one game weekend: training Saturday night with a match on Sunday in Leesburg, VA.

If you're interested in selection than please fill out this form prior to training. If you have any further questions about our select side program please let me know.


Smarto, Trapp, Dez, and Kiyomi

Waiver for Selects Training at Gannon.docx