CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard women's rugby team is set to hit the road to kick off its season against Quinnipiac on Saturday, Aug. 31. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on Quinnipiac All-Access.
What to Know
- The Crimson went 8-2 last season during the fall 15s season. The team won its second Ivy tournament championship and made an appearance in the NIRA national championship.
- Harvard is led by a strong senior class along with returning upperclassmen and NIRA All-Americans and USA U20 members sophomore Cassidy Bargell and junior Erica Jarrell.
- The veteran team will be accompanied by a strong group of eight first-years including Canada U20 member Brogan Mior and High School All-American Alex Pipkin.
- Last season Harvard posted an undefeated record against Quinnipiac beating them in four matchups to bring the series to 5-5 all time.
At the Helm
Mel Denham returns for her third season with the Crimson. She is coming off a school best 19-5 record between 15s and 7s with an Ivy Tournament title, a bronze metal finish at USA rugby 7s nationals, and an appearance in NIRA national championship.
Harvard will head to New York to face Army West Point for its second road contest on Saturday Sept. 7 at noon.