Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Tuesday, 24 July 2012 16:08    PDF Print Write e-mail
RugbyMag.com's 2012 Women's Collegiate All Americans
Colleges - Women's College

It’s tough narrowing down the best women’s college players in the game today, but RugbyMag.com was lucky enough to see many of the 24 athletes below compete on the national stage.

Amelia Villines found a new home at No. 8 during 2011-12. (Dobson Images)
Stanford's Bisi Ibrahim caused all kinds of trouble for Penn State during the DI final. (Dobson Images)
No Collegiate All American list in complete without Penn State's Sadie Anderson. (Dobson Images)
Shakeela Faulkner makes another try-saving tackle for Brown. (Dobson Images)
Penn State's Margaret Leonard was a major try scorer for the DI national champ. (Dobson Images)

The teams you’d expect to have multiple representatives – Penn State, Stanford, Women’s Cougar Rugby (BYU), Navy and DII’s Norwich – all progressed deep into the playoffs. Those who didn’t see playing time at nationals have been identified by national selectors, like Meya Bizer and Ashley Okonta, who joined the USA 7s Eagles on the final leg of the IRB Women’s Challenge Cup in Europe.

Even so, the below list could be greatly expanded to include players who had fantastic years leading their teams, but unfortunately, their talent wasn’t regularly tested against the highest caliber teams.

That said, congratulations to RugbyMag.com’s 23 Women’s Collegiate All Americans:

Baylee Annis (Norwich)
Monika Jackson (WCR)
Lauren Poole (PSU)

Melissa Krug (Univ Minnesota)
Jen Sandifer (Navy)

Kyle Armstrong (PSU)
Molly Kinsella (Stanford)
Dot Mittow (Princeton)

Christiane Pheil (PSU)
Bean Cline (Humboldt)

No. 8
Katie Johnson (UW Milwaukee)
Amelia Villines (Stanford)

Elena Cantorna (PSU)
Brittany Houston (UW Milwaukee)

Sadie Anderson (PSU)
Kimber Rozier (North Carolina)

Bisi Ibrahim (Stanford)
Ashley Okonta (Notre Dame)
Jane Paar (Navy)

Joya Clark (Norwich)
Shakeela Faulkner (Brown)
Margaret Leonard (PSU)

Meya Bizer (St. Mary’s)
Megan Bonny (Washington State)