Written by RUGBYMag Staff
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 18:14
Women Eagle RWC Pool Named
National Teams -
USA Women's 15s Head Coach Pete Steinberg has named a 55-player pool to see the program through the 2014 season, which includes the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup.
“We’ve established these players in prior camps and games over the past few years as potentially being contributors for us in the World Cup,” Steinberg said. “These are athletes who we believe have the ability to be World Cup-ready in 300 days.”
There will be an open tryout tentatively scheduled for December, during which more players can play their way into the pool.
“We are also looking for the athletes that haven’t put their hands up yet,” said Steinberg. “We will always look for players that can create competition within the program.”
As he evaluateds players through a series of intra-squad matches and as many as eight test matches, Steinberg is looking for specific abilities.
“We need to know what the players are capable of and how they perform under pressure,” said Steinberg. “We plan on providing players with all of the competition they need in order to be prepared for the World Cup. This also gives us a great deal of time to understand each player and know their tendencies and abilities.”
Games for the 2014 World Cup in France are scheduled for August 1, 5, 9, 13, and 17, respectively. The pools are yet to be drawn.
USA Women's PLayer Pool 2014:
Helen Rose Miesner
Emily Van Gulik