2018-19 Sacred Heart Women's Rugby News

  • Women's Rugby Adds Eight to Class of 2023
    May 08, 2019
    The Sacred Heart University Women's Rugby team and head coach Michelle Reed announced that the team's incoming class of 2023 will feature eight new members beginning this fall.
  • Women's Rugby Concludes Play at Polar Bear 7's
    April 20, 2019
    The Sacred Heart University Women's Rugby team concluded its seven's play at the Polar Bear 7's Tournament this afternoon as the Pioneers took one match on the day as they defeated Northeastern 21-12.
  • Women's Rugby Tallies Two Wins At Pioneer 7's
    April 13, 2019
    The Sacred Heart University Women's Rugby Team Tallied two wins at the Pioneer 7's Tournament this afternoon as SHU defeated LIU Post 26-10 and Norwich 19-5 while falling to Colby Sawyer and Army B to end the teams chance of winning the Pioneer 7's title for a second straight year. SHU will conclude its sevens season on Saturday April 20 when the team travels for the Bowdoin 7's.
  • Women's Rugby Tallies Three Victories at Brown 7's
    April 06, 2019
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby team completed its matches at the Brown 7’s Tournament this afternoon as the SHU took three of four games. The Pioneers will be back in action on Saturday, April. 13 when the SHU hosts its annual Pioneer 7’s Tournament. Games will begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • Salomon Selected to Play for Team Mexico At World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifier
    April 05, 2019
    Sacred Heart University Rugby assistant coach Jennifer Salomon was recently selected to be a member of the Mexican National team competing at the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifier.
  • Women's Rugby Completes Games at Crimson 7's
    March 30, 2019
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby team completed its games at the Harvard Crimson’s 7’s Tournament this afternoon. The Pioneers will return to action on Saturday April 6 when SHU competes in the Brown 7’s in Providence, Rhode Island.  
  • Four Pioneers Named to NIRA Tier 2 All American First-Team
    March 18, 2019
    Four Sacred Heart women's rugby players headlined the 2018 National Intercollegiate Rugby Association All-American Selections following the Fall 15's Championship. Junior Tyffany Brisbane at inside center, sophomore Isabel Cuddy at wing, junior Allie Rinaldi at scrum-half and freshman flanker Nia Williams were all named to the first team in Tier 2.
  • Women's Rugby Chosen to Host USA Rugby 15s National Regional Training Sessions
    March 08, 2019
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby team was chosen to host three regional training sessions for the Women’s Rugby 15s National Team. The sessions are open and the team will be practicing from 12-4pm Sunday, March 10 and March 17. The team was previously at Sacred Heart on February 17th as well.  They have had four total training sessions in the Northeast in February and March, 1 at Harvard and 3 at SHU. 
  • Rugby Falls to Mount Saint Mary's 22-15 In Tier II Championships
    November 10, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby team fell to Mount Saint Mary’s in the Tier II Championships this afternoon in a tight score of 22-15. This was the first time Women’s Rugby has made the Tier II Championships in program history. The Pioneers conclude the 15’s season with an overall record of 5-4. 
  • Rugby Advances to Tier II Championships For First Time In Program History
    November 05, 2018
    For the first time in program history, the Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby team will be advancing to the NIRA Tier II Championships which will be played on Saturday, Nov. 10 against Mount Saint Mary’s. Kick-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
  • Rugby Seals Successful 15's Regular Season With Win Over Molloy
    October 27, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby team defeated Molloy in a tight comeback victory with the final score ending in 30-17. The team played in a 12 vs. 12 format for today’s game. The win concludes the regular season for the 15’s as they team will wait for an announcement to determine if the team will make the Tier II Championships which is scheduled for November 10.
  • Two Pioneers Score First Tries Of Their Careers While SHU Defeats Castleton 45-25
    October 21, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s rugby team picked up its four consecutive win this afternoon as they defeated Castleton by a final score of 45-25. The team returns to action on Sunday Oct. 27 when they travel in the final regular season game of the fall season against Molloy. Game-time is set for 2:00 p.m.
  • Women's Rugby Shows Impressive 50-5 Victory Over UNE On Senior Day
    October 13, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby team defeated the University of New England by a final score of 50-5 on senior day. Isabel Cuddy led the team in tries with a total of three tries for 15 points. The team will return to action on Sunday Oct. 21 when they travel to Castleton for a 12:00 p.m. start.
  • Pioneers Earn Second Win of The Season Over Colby-Sawyer 46-29
    September 29, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby team defeated Colby-Sawyer this afternoon by a score of 46-29. The team will compete in its final home game of the season on Saturday Oct. 13 when they host the University of New England.
  • Pioneers Dominate Castleton as Brisbane and Cuddy lead team to 71-5 victory
    September 22, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby team defeated Castleton 71-5 to earn the teams first win of the season. The team returns to action on Sept. 29 when they host Colby Sawyer in the annual Heart to Heart match. Game time is set for 1pm. 
  • SHU Scores Final Try of Game While Army Edges Pioneers 24-17
    September 14, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby team fell to Army West Point this afternoon by a final score of 24-17. Tessa Buckey had two runs over twenty meters while Buckey, Isabelle Cuddy and Allie Rinaldi each scored a try for the Pioneers respectively. The team returns to action on Saturday Sept. 22 when the team faces off with Castleton. Game-time is set for 3:00 p.m.
  • Women's Rugby match against LIU Post Cancelled and replaced with match against Army on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
    September 12, 2018
    The scheduled women’s rugby match against LIU Post has been cancelled due to the opponent having a limited number of players for this weekend’s match. Instead, the Sacred Heart University women’s rugby team will face off against Army B Side on Friday September 14. Game-time is set for 5:30 p.m.
  • Pioneers show strong performance against Brown but fall just short by a final score of 26-19
    September 08, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University women’s rugby team (0-2 overall) fell to Brown (1-0 overall) 26-19 in a very well-played game between both sides. The team will return to action when they host their home-opener on Sept. 15 when they face LIU Post. Game-time is set for 11 a.m.
  • Rugby falls to Mount Saint Mary's on the Road in Season Opener
    September 01, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby Team (0-1 overall) fell to Mount Saint Mary’s this afternoon 76-0.
  • Women's Rugby adds seven new student-athletes to 2018-19 roster
    August 28, 2018
    Sacred Heart women’s rugby head coach Michelle Reed announced today that the team has added seven student-athletes to the 2018-19 roster this season. The team will be adding five freshman and two sophomores this season. The Pioneers will open the 2018 season on the road on Saturday at Mount Saint Mary's.
  • SHU Rugby Announces 2018 Fall Schedule
    July 06, 2018
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart Women's Rugby Head Coach Michelle Reed announced the Pioneers' 2018 schedule on Friday. The Pioneers will open the season on the road on Saturday, September 1 against Mount Saint Mary’s.