Matrix Season Update

Hello EWR Enthusiasts!

The prettiest team in the land is excited for the upcoming season! This past Saturday, Elon fell to the ladies of down under, University of South Carolina. The final score was Elon 0 – USC 84. Scrum player of the game went to first-year Anna Murphy and backline player of the game went to Natalie Norcutt.

Despite the score, EWR played a beautiful first game of the season and enjoyed every minute of it. EWR is prepping for their next game THIS Saturday, 2 / 13 at home against UNC-Charlotte. Remember to check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for more updates and pictures from the games!

Rugger love, EWR


Spring 2016:

2/6 USC at Elon
2/13 UNCC at Elon
2/20 Elon at App State
2/27 Charleston at Elon
3/5 Elon at Western Carolina
4/23 Prom Dress Game at Elon

Fall 2015 Schedule

Hey all! Have you been missing your EWR girls? Well we’ve missed you (and the pitch) too!  As a reward for being our biggest fan, here is our Fall Schedule!

Sept 12. 2pm. UNCW @Elon

Sept 26. 11am. Guilford @Elon

Oct 3. 6pm. UNC @Chapel Hill

Oct 17. TBA. Alumni Game @Elon

Nov 7. 1pm. UNCG @Elon

Nov 14. 1pm. UNCC @Charlotte

**All times subject to change. xoxo ewr


Did you miss these faces?

EWR killin' it at Org Fair! Can't wait to get some new players! #Elon

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We bet you did!  Well, Elon is back in session…and so is EWR!  Elon’s Org Fair was a success and we have several new rugglets!

This weekend (September 20th), we had our first game against UNCG!

I think this tweet says it all.

Eleven tries were made. Three by Merit Sharpe. Three by Katherine Larson.  And one each by Natalie McCarthy, Steph Burke, Clare Farrow, Mandy Fiery, and ROOKIE Storey Stadler!

EWR made nine of its conversion kicks. 6 by Katherine Larson and 3 by Lexie Chickene.

AND to top it off…EWR has new jerseys!  What do you think? Pretty snazzy, right?

First game of the season. Beat UNCG 73-5. New jerseys. You could say it was a success. #rugby #EWR #repost from @cstover92

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Be sure to see them for yourselves at this weekend’s home game against Guilford! THIS Saturday, the 27th, at 5:30pm!

Senior Banquet

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Today, EWR celebrated the end of an amazing year of rugby and the 8 incredible seniors who will be graduating in two weeks!  Thank you to BGraham, Hogan, Koala, Smurf, Jaden, KP, Maddy, and Cash who have each been amazing rugby players, wonderful leaders, and the greatest of friends to this team. Happy Graduation! (Come back soon!)

Prom Dress 2014

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Check out the pictures above from last weekend’s game! (Big thanks to Meagan Casavant, Julie Fiery, and Cliff Caplan!)


Prom Dress was a huge success for EWR, beating UNC Charlotte 31-0, and UNC Greensboro 45-7!

Thank you to all the families, friends, and alumni that traveled to see the game!

Huge thanks to Coach Katie, who will surely be missed!

And congrats to all the seniors on their last EWR game! Catch them graduating Under the Oaks in three weeks!

EWR Love! See you in the Fall!

Spring Matrix Season 2014 – In Review


The Elon Women’s Club Rugby team has had quite a Spring Matrix season! Whether you were on every sideline or couldn’t catch a game, here is the season in review!

On February 8th, EWR started off its season beating UNC Charlotte 48-5! EWR made eight tries: four by Smurf (Lauren Sheridan), two by Natty Light (Natalie McCarthy), one by Brittany Graham, and another by Mandy Fiery! Smurf scored two of Elon’s conversion kicks, with the other two by KP (Katie Pullman).  Scrum Player of the Game went to Smurf and Backline Player of the Game went to Merit Sharpe! A star performance by rookie Darrah O’Flaherty!

On March 1st, EWR traveled to Columbia, South Carolina to take on the USC Gamecocks! It was a close game, the two teams coming up tied twice, but in the end USC prevailed 24-19. Merit Sharpe scored two tries, Clare Farrow scored a try, and Smurf scored two conversion kicks! Backline Player of the Game went to Lexie Chickene and Scrum Player of the Game went to Courtney Stover. An incredible job by Fallyn Sheff, Katie Blackburn, and Koala (Kristen Bryar) for great rugby playing!

EWR’s third and final game of the season was on March 15th at UNC Wilmington! A tough game, UNCW won 24-7. EWR started off the game strong with a try by Mandy Fiery, and a conversion kick by Smurf (Lauren Sheridan)! The first half ended with two tries by Wilmington. In the second half, Wilmington scored two more tries, with serious opposition from EWR. Backline Player of the Game went to Merit Sharpe and Scrum Player of the Game was Maddy Rooney!

EWR would like to give a HUGE thanks to our coach, Katie!  She has helped our team tremendously, teaching us new skills at practice and supporting us on the sidelines at games. EWR feels very lucky to have her!

Win or lose, EWR’s talent, fearlessness, and team spirit have all grown tremendously this season. Thank you to everyone who has cheered us on!

Cherry Blossom Rugby Tournament 2014

On Friday, April 4th, EWR made their way up to Maryland for the 48th Annual Cherry Blossom Rugby Tournament! The tournament takes place every year at Rosecroft Raceway, where over 35 teams, both women and men, come to compete.

On Saturday morning, EWR lost to University of Connecticut. Later in the day, EWR competed against Stony Brook University.  Though it was a close game, Stony Brook prevailed.  On Sunday, EWR lost to Columbia University.

Despite the losses, the talent on Elon’s team was apparent. Backline Player and Scrum Player of the Game both went to rookies, Gisele Nighswander and Amanda Echavarri, respectively. While the rookies played extremely well, it was also a bittersweet moment for EWR’s seniors who were playing their final Cherry Blossom.  They surely will be missed.

See you next year, Cherry Blossom!