Small College / NSCRO

Albright College Women's Rugby was founded in 1995. The Albright Lions compete in the Small College-Division III League and also enter 7s tournaments outside of the league season.

The Lions competed in their first sevens tournament in 2014 at the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Women’s 7s National Championship at Grand Valley State University. In 2015 Albright women’s rugby returned to competed in the 7s national championship after being ranked 8th nationally at the end of their 2014 fall 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 King's College Women's team was formed at the beginning of the 2016 fall semester by a group of female students. What were recreational touch rugby sessions quickly turned into more formalized and drill-oriented practices. Eventually, a committed group of students voiced their interest in forming an official women's team. Through support from the college's administration, the athletic department, and student affairs, the King's College Women's RFC was formed.

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.

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!

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.

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