GHSAA Powered by Atavus join Can-Am's lineage in international test debut

OTTAWA – Thirty years ago, a cross-border rivalry began between the USA Women’s National Team and Canada that resulted in a USA victory.

Fast forward to the year 2017, and not only do the Women’s Junior All-Americans take part in this historical series, but now the youngest USA age grade team have its chance to leverage the rivalry for its development as well.

Although the program has competed all over the world, today’s match versus Rugby Canada’s U-18s marks the first time in the program’s history that the Girls High School All-Americans Powered by Atavus (under 18) will compete against another country’s XVs side.

Led by Head Coach Farrah Douglas, the GHSAA hope to keep their undefeated XVs record alive regardless of graduating into a higher level of competition.

The first match of the 2017 Can-Am Series kicks off at the University of Ottawa’s Gee Gee’s Field at 6:00 p.m. ET. The match will be streamed live and can be viewed on Rugby Canada’s Facebook page.

Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS vs. Rugby Canada

1. Fane Haungatau

2. Jordan Cowan

3. Tiara A’au

4. Gracie Cartwright

5. Tiana A’au

6. Madylyn Becker

7. Elizabeth Wilson

8. Julia Riekena

9. Morgan Freeman

10. Alexandra DiMarco

11. Brianna Vasquez

12. Suiluana A’au

13. Salote Tausinga

14. Marion Sellier

15. Cassidy Bargell (C)

Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS reserves

16. Kateleen Dela Paz

17. Shariyf Mayer

18. Madison Jumper

20. Leilani Mendoza

21. Allison Koeing

22. Malery Billingy

23. Matja Saarenheimo-Vanderhorst

24. Haley Harris

Girls High School All-Americans powered by Atavus | Coaching Staff

Farrah Douglas – Head Coach

Emilie Bydwell – Assistant Coach

Ricardo Ramirez – Assistant Coach

Craig Wilson – Video Analyst

Katherine Henry – Physiotherapist

Annemarie Farrell – Manager

Anna Kunkel – Program Manager