MOUNT ST. MARY'S MOUNTAINEERS (23-12, 7-4 NIRA) at SACRED HEART'S PIONEERS 7'S TOURNAMENT
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Philadelphia, Pa. | University of Pennsylvania Pitch
NIRA TIER 2 ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Four Mountaineers earned National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) Tier 2 All-American Honors as announced by the league office on March 13. Jordan Butcher, Maya Grassi, and Ubaida Ahmed were named as NIRA Tier 2 All-Americans for the 2018 fall season while Julie Crochet was tabbed as NIRA Tier 2 All-American Honorable Mention.
In just the second year as a division one program, Jordan Butcher, Maya Grassi, Ubaida Ahmed, and Julie Crochet led the Mount St. Mary's women's rugby team to a 6-3 fall season record that culminated with a NIRA Tier 2 Championship win, 22-15, against Sacred Heart. In the championship match, Crochet led the Mountaineers with two tries scored while Ahmed was named Most Valuable Player.
ABOUT THE MOUNT
The Mount St. Mary's women's rugby team recorded third and fifth place at the University of Pennsylvania's 7's Tournament in Philadelphia on Saturday. The Elites (Mount team 1) won the third/fourth place matchup 26-5 over the Navy 2 team while the Selects (Mount team 2) clipped the University of Pennsylvania 17-15 in the fifth/sixth game.
Ubaida Ahmed led the Mount Elites squad on the day with six tries scored and two conversion kicks that combined for 36 points. Maya Grassi added six conversion kicks for the Elites on the day. Ahmed, Julie Crochet, and Hanna Rojas-Rhodes each crossed the ball over the touch line in the third place match while Grassi and Molly Stocker combined for three conversion kicks.
For the Mount Selects, Jenna Lewaren led the team with two tries scored on the day. In the fifth place match, Lewaren, and Jordan Butcher pushed the ball a crossed the touch line while Nataly Cisneros picked up the game winning conversion kick.
MOUNT 15'S SEASON LEADERS
Tries: Ubaida Ahmed (9), Julie Crochet (6), Lauren Judkins (5), Molly Jackson (3), Lavona Rae Aromin (2), Jordan Butcher (2), Hannah Orland (2), Nataly Cisneros (2), Samantha Mathis (2), Jenna Lewaren (2), Maya Grassi (1), Rio Greenshields (1), Molly Stocker (1), Hanna Rojas-Rhodes(1), Citlali Villegas (1) Tania Wheeler (1), Shayna Coleman (1)
Conversion Kicks: Maya Grassi (21), Molly Stocker (4), Ubaida Ahmed (1)
MOUNT 7'S SEASON LEADERS
Tries: Ubaida Ahmed (18), Jenna Lewaren (13), Julie Crochet (9), Lavona Rae Aromin (9), Citlali Villegas (7), Maya Grassi (6), Molly Jackson (6), Taylor Mensah (4), Alexis Costa (3), Hanna Rojas-Rhodes (3), Molly Stocker (2), Marissa Clark (1), Shayna Coleman (1), Izzy Durkin (1), Katherine Rambo (1), Jordan Butcher (1)
Conversion Kicks: Maya Grassi (24), Molly Stocker (6), Ubaida Ahmed (2), Jenna Lewaren (1), Nataly Cisneros (1)
WHAT'S UP NEXT
The Mount women's rugby squad heads to Navy for the Navy 7's Tournament on Saturday, April 20.