Women’s Rugby’s Clifton Named NIRA All-American

Women’s Rugby’s Clifton Named NIRA All-American

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Beth Clifton (Attleboro, Mass.) of the Brown women's rugby team was named First Team National Intercollegiate Ruby Association (NIRA) All-American for 15's, as announced by the organization on Wednesday.

Clifton was one of 43 student-athletes selected to the First Team based on the NIRA coaches group selection. An inside center for the Bears, Clifton finished the year with three tries, including two in a 62-25 win over Princeton for third place at the Ivy Championships, and had many key stops on the defensive end.

First Team
Kayla Hunkin-Clark, American International, Sr. , Number 8
Bridget Kahele, American International, Sr., Hooker, Scrum Half, Fly Half
Siale Alatini, American International, So., Flanker
Gio Fergunson-Lewis, Army West Point, So., Number 8
Sydney Dossett, Army West Point, Sr., Flanker
Samantha Sullivan, Army West Point, So., Center
Kendall Schutzer, Bowdoin, Sr., Scrum Half, Outside Center
Vianney Gomezgil Yaspik, Bowdoin, Sr., Tight Head Prop
Beth Clifton, Brown, Sr., Inside Center
Savanah Graves, Castleton, Jr., Flanker
Sui A'Au, Central Washington, So., Center
Leah Ingold, Central Washington, Jr., Fly Half
Sammy Pinson, Central Washington, Sr., Number 8
Joanna Moreira, Central Washington, Jr., Flanker
Milla Anderson, Dartmouth, Jr., Lock, Number 8
Lilly Durbin, Dartmouth, Fr., Center
Kat Ramage, Dartmouth, Jr., Scum Half
Danielle Ramsay, Dartmouth, Jr., Center
Frankie Sands, Dartmouth, Sr., Wing
Maya Learned, Harvard, Sr., Prop
Caitlin Weigel, Harvard, Jr., Center
Jenny Kronish, Harvard, Jr., Lock
Milan Roberts, Harvard, Fr., Fullback
Kelsey Silver, Long Island Post, Sr., Fullback, Center, Wing, Fly Half
Caroline Nickels, Molloy, Sr., Wing
Jordan Butcher, Mount St. Mary's, Fr. Prop
Sheila Decker, Norwich, Jr., Number 8
Vic Olchowoj, Norwich, Sr., Flanker
Denisse Zambon, Norwich, Sr., Center
Danielle Walko-Siua, Notre Dame College, Jr., Fullback, Scrum Half
Karmin Macedo, Notre Dame College, Sr., Flanker
Ilona Maher, Quinnipiac, Sr., Center
Flora Poole, Quinnipiac, Sr., Fly Half
Tayler Schussler, Quinnipiac, RS-Sr., Number 8
Maggie Wesolowski, Quinnipiac, Sr., Lock
Emily Roskopf, Quinnipiac, Jr., Wing
Rebecca Haight, Quinnipiac, Sr., Wing
Margaret Woods, Sacred Heart, Sr., Prop
Kassidy Towne, University of New England, Sr., Number 8
Heather Baron, University of New England, Sr., Wing
Kaitlin Drumheller, University of New England, Sr. Wing
Lili Riley, West Chester, Jr., Center
Aalea Ray, West Chester, Sr., Fly Half

Honorable Mention
Michel Navarro, Central Washington, So., Flanker
Idia Ihensehkien, Dartmouth, Fr., Prop
Haley Langden, Harvard, Sr., Lock
Isabel Cuddy, Sacred Heart, Fr., Wing
Allie Rinaldi, Sacred Heart, So., Scrum Half, Fly Half
Amanda Sancomb, University of New England, Jr., Flanker
Lara Murnik, University of New England, Sr., Center


The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association is comprised of 17 member institutions. Each of these institutions sponsor NCAA rugby at their respective divisional levels and are committed to the expansion of women's rugby at the highest level with eventual full sponsorship by the NCAA as a championship sport.

For more information on NIRA please visit ncaacollegerugby.org