Small College / NSCRO

Albright College Women’s Rugby was founded in 1995. The Albright Lions compete in the Small College-Division III League. In 2014, we joined the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO). Here we compete in 15s in the fall and 7s in the fall. We have competed in many national tournaments over the years. In 2018, we won the championship title for the EPRU and traveled to compete in Regionals. At the end of the season we were ranked 11th in the nation

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.

Established in 1975, the Franklin and Marshall Women’s Club Rugby team has a history of success. Currently, the team is in a critical time of growth and change. With our new coach, Ashley Letten, former coach of York College Women’s Rugby, we are motivated and excited to learn as much as we can and build our program.

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 Lehigh University Women's Rugby Football Club was founded in 1994 and has been spreading a love for the game ever since.  The program at Lehigh has expanded each year, allowing all interested women to play on the team despite their previous rugby experience, or lack thereof.  Together, we are not just a team, but rather, a family.

Neumann University Women’s Rugby Team was founded in 2014.  The team saw early success competing in championships at the EPRU and NSCRO levels.  By 2018 that original team had basically all graduated and a new team was built during the 2018-2019 season with new coaches and a roster of over 75% freshman. The team now has a great base to build on as they work to get back to Championship level play.

Susquehanna Women’s Rugby Club is a Club team open to students of all experience levels. The team is compiled of dedicated girls who our eager to compete with teams from the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union. Practices and matches are held during both 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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