WAYNE – A member of the Wayne State College women’s club rugby organization has been chosen to compete on a select team this weekend.
Brook Hoesing of Arlington will be the captain of 11 others on the National Small College Rugby Organization/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side team. The team will play their first match at 10:50 a.m. ET against Army Women at the Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Friday.
Hoesing was recently a part of the 2019 NSCRO Women’s 7s National Championship team who defended their title and also won the 15s championship in the fall of 2018. She was joined by teammate Kennedy Jones on the All-Tournament Team and Jones was tabbed MVP.
As a program, the Wayne State women have won 10 NSCRO titles (five 7-on-7 championships).
The NSCRO Women’s Select Side will compete in Pool D which features Army, Northeastern
and Kutztown. NSCRO also plays Northeastern at 12:50 p.m. and Kutztown Women 2:50 p.m.
The goal of the select side is to provide players from small schools with the opportunity to compete together at the highest level, to increase the visibility of the talented players in NSCRO and to provide these players with another pathway to their Women’s National Teams.
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships will be held from Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2. Ten of the 12 competed in the 2019 Las Vegas Invitational.
Last year’s NSCRO women’s team placed fourth after dropping a 22-14 decision to Life Women in the third-place match.
Other ruggers include MiraCosta College teammates Britni Ebert and Daisy Manoa; Erin Gunther (Salve Regina University); Eden Liebenthal (University of South Dakota); Hattie Liechty (Simpson College); Tylea McCarthy-Walker (SUNY Oswego); Jasmyn Nash (MSU Moorhead); Paiton Plutchak (Northern Michigan University); Pam Sbarra (University of Scranton); Kat Scheerer (Eckerd College) and Emily Sion (St. Bonaventure University).
Full schedule: https://www.sevensrugby.com/co…/2019-womens-penn-mutual-crc/