Women's 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

Pittsburgh Forge Nickole Burkett throws a fend to Indiana at Midwest Senior Championships.

Women's 7s

CalU Alex Massari with RMU Destiny Smith break away at 2018 NSCRO 7s.

High School 15s

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

2019 High School Try Out Info

We will be holding three try outs this year selecting for the Midwest Youth All Star Tournament on June 15th in Elkhart, IN. We've teamed up with other coaches to maximize player time with more opportunities to be selected in other events as well. Click on the links below to find out more about the other opportunities available to each attending player.


  1. Monday 4/8, 6-8pm - Pie Traynor Field in North Park in conjunction with RugbyPA training - USA Women's 15s Asst. Coach Kate Daley will be in attendance
  2. Monday 4/15, 6-8pm - Joe Walton Stadium at RMU in conjunction with RugbyPA training - USA Women's 15s Asst. Coach Kate Daley will be in attendance
    • There will be a free campus tour at 4:30pm for interested student-athletes

3. Saturday 5/11, 3-6pm - Tim Russet Field in Buffalo: Midwest High School Thunderbird Head Coach Garret Fisher and WNY Lighting Rugby coaches will be in attendance


Registration link: https://forms.gle/eq1p9XjQRTKWsk1k7 ----- Player fee: $20 ----- Any additional questions please contact Angela Smarto


Meet the Staff

Rebecca Trapp, Head Coach

Angela Smarto, Coach & Manager

Kiyomi Knox, Coach & Manager

Congratulations to Alex Massari for being selected to the NSCRO 7s All Tournament team! Alex was also selected to the NSCRO Select 7s team traveling to the infamous Las Vegas Invitation!

Check out the replays from our matches at the NSCRO Women's Rugby YouTube Channel

Watch our match against the Capiral GU Developmental team from Sunday January 27, 2019 produced by Next Level Rugby

Click here to watch the match