2016-17 Women's Collegiate All-American Honors

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Life University, Lindenwood University, Penn State and Central Washington are well represented on the yearly selected Women’s Collegiate All-Americans roster. In 2017, a total of 10 schools are included on the first and second team selections, while an additional 11 make the list by way of honorable mention.

“We had an incredible display of athletes to review this year, in awarding these honors,” noted USA Rugby Collegiate Director, Rich Cortez, “From young stars to current Eagles, we’re excited to see the women’s collegiate community well represented.”

Notable honorees include Lindenwood’s McKenzie Hawkins, after an impressive D1 Elite playoff and Final. Lindenwood squared off against champion Penn State with five represented first team All-Americans in Azniv Nalbandian, Kayla Chipman, Gabby Cantorna, along with Women’s Rugby World Cup backs Kayla Canett and Tess Feury.

In a list selected by the Women’s Collegiate All-Americans Selection Committee, input was guided by nationwide college coaches, scouts and selectors.

2016-17 USA Rugby Women’s Collegiate All-Americans

Player College Position


Rebekah Hebdon Brigham Young Prop
Emily Prentice Harvard Hooker
Azniv Nalbandian Penn State Prop
Tiffany Person Lindenwood Lock
Taylor McKowski Life University Lock
Grace Taito Brigham Young Flanker
Darian Lovelace Life University Flanker
Kyla Chipman Penn State Eight
Kat Ramage Dartmouth Scrumhalf
Gabby Cantorna Penn State Second row
Tess Feury Penn State Wing
McKenzie Hawkins Lindenwood Center
Ilona Maher Quinnipiac Center
Francesca Sands Dartmouth Wing
Kayla Cannett Penn State Fullback


Megan Rom Life Prop
Hannah Lewandowski Central Washington Hooker
Kim Hurley Norwich Prop
Jenny Kronish Harvard Lock
Jenny Johnson Central Washington Lock
Michel Navarro Central Washington Flanker
Natalie Kosko Lindenwood Flanker
Gio Ferguson-Lewis US Military Academy Eight
Anna Karen Peraza Lindenwood Scrumhalf
Richelle Stephens Lindenwood Flyhalf
Caring DeFreitas Lindenwood Wing
Sui A’au Central Washington Center
Kaitlyn Broughton Life Center
Alex Sedrik Life Wing
Maggie Myles Quinnipiac Fullback


Bridget Khale American International
Carly Waters Penn State
Hannah Trommer Kent State
Erica Hipp UC Davis
Ashlee Salato Air Force Academy
Kayla Clark American International
Jillian Fejes Washington State
Danielle Waiko Sua Notre Dame
Leah Ingold Central Washington
Summer Harris-Jones Virginia
Sydnee Wantanabe UC Davis
Olivia Bernadel Huey Stanford
Scout Cheeks Penn State
Cassidy Meyers Central Washington
Courtney Keuhl Central Florida
Emma Workman Brigham Young
Sunshine Hipp UC Davis
Sara Rothery Connecticut