All posts by Mari Wallace Triplett

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Triplett to step down as CWR Head Coach

Cal Women’s Rugby Head Coach Mari Triplett recently announced that she will step down after two seasons to focus on upcoming family needs. Triplett, who is pregnant with twins due to arrive in October, felt that she wouldn’t be able to commit the amount of time the team needs to continue to work toward their goal of becoming a national competitor. “For the past 2 years, I’ve dedicated so much to this club and all of our amazing student-athletes. I can honestly…

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Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Registration for our summer camp for high school girls rugby players is now open! The camp is a day-camp format, that will be held over two days: Saturday July 22nd, and Sunday, July 23rd. Both days of camp will be held on Witter Rugby Field, one of the most premier rugby pitches in the country. The camp is open to high school girls, rising freshmen through graduating seniors, who have at least some rugby playing experience. Campers will enjoy a…

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Spring Wrap-Up

The 2017 spring 15’s season posed challenge, growth, and numerous learning opportunities that revealed CWR’s physical and mental resilience. With the addition of Humboldt State to our league, Cal faced off against Chico State, UC Davis, Humboldt State, and Stanford University for a total of eight matches. After falling to Humboldt the first game of the season, we defeated them on their home pitch in Arcata 45-32 after a grueling double-header the previous weekend. Other highlights of the season include practices…

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Elyse Weissberger, and Brooke Gemmell showing off skillful switch runs and passing successfully as a team.

7’s National Qualifier

Cal, Stanford, UC Davis, Chico, and Oregon State all participated in the Stanford 7’s National Qualifier on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Stanford. UC Davis ended up with the final victory in this tournament, but Cal fought with intensity in these matches, just barely dropping 3 of the games. With a fresh roster, mixed of both rookies and veterans who are newly training together this fall semester, the Cal team worked hard and showed serious rugby skills and plays that…

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New Season, Fresh Outlook

Any student at Berkeley will tell you they know about working hard, but here, as the sun sets on the turf at Maxwell Field, a new Cal Women’s Rugby team is setting out to engage in the kind of hard work few women will ever attempt. Laced into their boots, beneath their mouth guards, underneath their occasional bumps and bruises is the hunger for the game that is rugby and the tenacity to jump head first into a demanding and…

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