Albright College Women's Rugby was founded in 1995 and is open to all female students at Albright. We compete in the Small College Division and also enter tournaments outside of the league season.
DeSales University Women were founded in 2014 and admitted to the EPRU as Recognized Members in March 2014. DeSales began playing competitively in Fall of 2014 in the Small College Division replacing Millersville who joined MARC.
The Franklin & Marshall Women's Rugby Club is a club sport open to students of all experience levels, for those looking for a fun new way to stay active and learn the rules of the great game. Welcoming to all new faces we are not just a team, but a family. The club participates in scrimmages and matches with teams from the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union in both the fall and spring semesters.
The Gettysburg Women's Rugby Club was formed by co-founders, Ashley Binter and Debora Pfaff in 1996. During that year the team practiced unofficially with the men's team under the guidance of their coach, holding in-house competitions. In 1997, the team received recognition from the college Student Senate as a college-sponsored club sport which allowed a probationary membership status from the EPRU allowing the team to compete competitively. While no games were won that season; the team gained valuable experience playing many well-established teams in the EPRU.
The Hellbenders are Juniata College Women's Rugby team and have been in existence for 30 years. The purposes of this team is to provide athletic activity for those women who want to play rugby. This gives women the chance to participate in a competitive, yet fun sport, and to promote a friendly and fun atmosphere. The Hellbenders transferred from the Allegheny Rugby Union to the EPRU in January 2013.
Lafayette College Women's Rugby team competed in Division II in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference in 2012-2013, but transferred to the EPRU's Small College Division in January 2014.
The dedicated girls on the Lehigh University Women’s Club Rugby Football Club (LUWRFC) have been determined to improve their program every year. The team was founded in 1994 and has quickly become a competitive team in the area. These girls have gone to Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU) Playoffs for the past three consecutive years, despite the fact that many of the new players did not have the opportunity to play rugby in high school.
The Mount Saint Mary's Women's Rugby Football Club (MSMWRFC) competes in the Small College Division of the EPRU. 2012 was the club's first year of match play with success on and off the field. The ladies stepped up and formulated a team with high numbers, and natural talent that has been commended by the campus, community, and competitors. In November 2014, the club placed 4th at the NSCRO Women's Collegiate National Championship. In March 2015, the team won the EPRU Women's Collegiate 7s Championship. MSM placed 2nd at the NSCRO National 7s in May 2015.
The Women's Rugby Team is a club that plays in the Small College Division of the EPRU. Some of the schools include: Albright, DeSales, Lafayette, Lehigh, F&M, Swarthmore and Ursinus. The team practices 2-3 times per week with games on Saturday mornings. The majority of the team begins with absolutely no previous experience, and we encourage anybody who is interested to give it a try! We have great coaches, who teach us the sport from scratch. Along with promoting athletic fitness, we strive for team unity and camaraderie.
Neumann University Women were founded in 2014 and became a Recognized Member of the EPRU in May 2014. The team is open to female students enrolled at Neumann University. Neumann has progressed so rapidly they will be moving up from Tier 2 to Tier 1 league play in the fall of 2016.
The Women’s Rugby Club is a Small College club sport open to students of all experience levels. The club competes with teams from the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union. Practices and matches are held during both the fall and spring semesters.
Swarthmore College Women, located in southeastern Pennsylvania, compete in the Small College Division,Tier 2 of the EPRU. They are, "all about taking a break from our crazy lives to have fun playing good, clean rugby with a fantastic group of women."
Their number one priority is to, "have fun playing rugby! But we also take ourselves seriously on the field."
We are a laid back; hard-working rugby team that loves to come together and play the greatest sport around. We welcome all players - from beginners to experienced ruggers! There are generally three to four practices a week and games normally fall on Saturdays. There is also a good amount of inter-rugby hanging out and team bonding. Come out and have some fun!
Wesley College, located in Dover, DE, began both men's and women's programs in the fall of 2015. Wesley Women will begin league play in Fall 2016 in Tier 2.
Widener University is a young team that is gaining experience. We try to play as many games as we can in the spring so we are as prepared as we can be for the league season in the fall. We love the sport of Rugby, even though most of our players never heard of Rugby before coming to play on the collegiate level.