Message from the Captains
September 24, 2013PRACTICES
During the Fall quarter practice is held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Muir Field. There will also be a fitness day once a week (in the past this has been on Thursdays) time and location to be announced depending on what works best with everyone's schedules.
During the Winter quarter practice will be held the same days and at the same location, but for a half hour longer, from 5:30-8:00p.m. There will also be a team run through on Friday's before games.
During the Spring quarter, practice will be determined based on how well the team competes for a spot to go to nationals.
Our Preseason starts when school starts, with our first scrimmage in October and our annual tournament which we host, Scrum by the Sea, November 2nd and 3rd. We are also looking to have attend a tournament this year in Stanford in January before league games begin Winter quarter. In the past, we have played UCLA, UCSB, UofA, and ASU - playing each team twice, once at home and once away. Depending on how well league games go and whether or not we make it to nationals, season may spill over into Spring quarter as well. Spring quarter is also important for meeting with and building a sense of community with UCSD Rugby Alumni.
There is a fee to play for the women's rugby club which varies depending on how many player we have each year. Usually this amount is around $200 for the entire year. However, this does not have to be paid all at once. It can be split into quarterly payments, or also worked out with the teams Fundraising Chair. This cost is to help pay for travel expenses as well as to host other teams when they play us. In return, when we travel, the other teams host us as well.
We do expect that you purchase your own gear, aside from uniforms. This includes cleats, spandex, mouth guards, socks, and shorts. Other merchandise can be bought throughout the year if interested (sweatshirts, sweats, bags) but this is not necessary. Aside from that we expect dedication. We can really only succeed as a team if everyone shows up to practice and attentive. On that note, it is understandable that classes may conflict with practice times. However, it is highly encouraged that you go to every practice and ever team event, show up ready to go with cleats on at the start of practice, and give 110% at everything you do on the field (and off it as well)!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Our team is composed of all different experience levels and body types. There is a position on the field for everyone! We finished our season strong last year and look forward to coming back as a powerhouse in league this upcoming season. You can expect to travel to schools like Arizona State University, Stanford, University of Arizona, and other UC's (note: travel expenses will be reimbursed!) Joining Women's Rugby is a great way to build your resume and show future employers that you were a member of a team that required dedication, commitment, and strength. You can also expect a lot of patience and attention learning the skills necessary to learning the sport and becoming a Rugger with our coaching staff of 3 Alumni.
You can find us on library walk during weeks 0 and 1. Feel free to drop by one of our practices. We look forward to meeting you and building a team that is sure to go down in history!
Near Perfect Rugby against UCLA
Saturday, February 1, 2014
This last weekend at UCLA the Lady Tritons made beautiful tackles, rucks, scrums, and lineouts. After focusing the past couple weeks on the basic fundamentals, the team is more cohesive than ever, and we are working with each other to communicate better on the field to score more trys. Erika “Muricka” Matczenko scored the first try of the game, with Nicole “Biebs” Rodriguez gaining the extra points from a kick. After that first try it was back and forth between the two teams, but the Tritons were pushing and cutting through the line to score trys. While there were moments where the ball was turned over, they did not let that get to their heads and were focused on winning against UCLA. Priscilla “Pollo” Ochoa scored 3 times, and Rookie Wing Ly scored twice. Biebs was getting all of her kicks, and UCSD was on a roll.
The lady tritons have been working hard in their fitness, and that is definitely showing in the second half of the games. They are pushing through 80 minutes without struggle, and are able to get through their tired opponents. Five of the seven trys were made in the second half of the game and UCLA could not keep up with San Diego’s speed and strength.
UCSD is excited for their upcoming game this weekend against University of Arizona and both teams are 2-0 for this season. The Tritons are ready to once again dominate and show their league that they have been working hard to be on top.
Jan 19 - UCSD Powers through the Sun Devil’s Heat
Jan 11 - Lady Ruggers Set the Bar High in NorCal Tournament taking 2nd Place
Nov 23 - UCSD is Victorious over Fullerton Club