CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– Three Harvard women's rugby current and former members were announced as part of the USA National Team's fall international tour. Current assistant coach Kimber Rozier, alum Evan Hoese '11, and former staff Jenny Lui were all named.
"We are beyond excited to congratulate these athletes (and coach) as they represent Harvard on the big stage this fall! It's inspirational for the team to see first-hand the level they can aspire to, and all three truly embody our vision of being leaders in the game and ambassadors of the sport. We will proudly be cheering them and the rest of the USA team on from home" said head coach Mel Denham.
Current assistant coach Kimber Rozier enters her second season at Harvard. She has been a steady figure as the USA Flyhalf for the past seven years, as well as two 15s and one 7s world cup. Rozier currently plays for Beantown Rugby as a center.
Former Harvard women's rugby captain Evan Hoese '11 earns her first national team cap. In her time at Harvard, she led the team to a DII National Championship as captain. She currently plays for the Berkeley All Blues as a center.
Jenny Lui has been named to Team USA's coaching staff as a scrumhalf specialist. Lui served as a volunteer assistant coach for Harvard during the 2015-16 season. She played for Team USA for many years as a scrumhalf. Lui is also the creator of Project Rugby Love, an initiative to spread the joy of rugby around the world.
The three former and current Crimson members will prepare for the 2018 November Internationals, where they will take on No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 England and No. 8 Ireland.