This weekend, Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida will host many of the nation’s best women’s college rugby student-athletes, as they compete in the NSCRO Women’s 7s All-Stars Championship.
This is the second year that the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) is presenting a women’s rugby 7s all-stars championship competition, with the field growing from seven teams last year to 12 teams this year.
All 28 games in the 2019 NSCRO Women’s 7s All-Stars Championship will be played on Eckerd College’s South Beach Field, located just off Boca Ciega Bay, alongside the outdoor pavilion and a white sand beach.
Over 140 women, representing 48 NSCRO member college programs s and 11 conferences, drawn from 21 states, will get the chance to play for a national championship near the beach in the depth of winter. In addition to the championship, all the participants will gather for a beachside barbecue celebration Saturday night.
All games in this weekend’s NSCRO Women’s 7s All-Stars Championship will be carried live, streaming but without color commentary, on the NSCRO YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/NSCROWomensRugby.
The student-athletes will also be competing to earn a spot on the NSCRO-Penn Mutual Women’s 7s Select Side, that will compete in both the Las Vegas Invitational 7s tournament (Feb. 28 – March 1) and the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia (June 1 – 2).
The five new teams in this year’s championship include sides from the Cascades, Colonial Coast, East Penn, and the Great Waters conferences, along with a second South side (South Sunset) joining the seven returning squads from Allegheny, LoneStar, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, Prairie States, Upstate New York and the defending champions, the South All-Stars.
Pool assignments for this weekend are:
The competition schedule on Saturday, January 19th:
On Sunday, January 20th, competition continues: