USA Eagle Joins Coaching Staff

Alycia at the 2017 Rugby world Cup

Alycia at the 2017 Rugby world Cup

Yale Rugby is delighted to announce that current national team player, Alycia Washington, will be joining the program as Assistant Coach. “Every chance to give back to the game is a gift and Yale presents the perfect opportunity to work with a dedicated group of athletes and a great coaching staff. This role with the Yale Rugby Club is a very welcome challenge and an exciting venture to further develop as a coach and part of the rugby community,” said Alycia.

Commenting on Alycia’s addition to the program, Coach Wilson enthused, “I am so pleased that Alycia is joining the program. Alycia is the perfect role model for our players as she played collegiate rugby for the University of Connecticut by joining the team with no experience and then worked her way through the pathway system. She is now a 20-capped Eagle. This wealth of experience from the grassroots level through the elite level now in our program is very special and invaluable for our student-athletes and staff.”

Alycia’s Rugby Biography

“I started playing rugby as a freshman who was looking to stay fit and make friends at the University of Connecticut. While at UCONN, I was named as a collegiate All-American and represented the US on two tour tours with the USA U20 squad. Through my involvement with club sports at UCONN, I developed a passion for campus recreation which led me to get a Master's in Sports Management at The Ohio State University. While in Ohio, I was awarded the opportunity to represent the Midwest U23 Thunderbirds on 7s and 15s tours. These experiences gave me the drive to vie for my first cap which I received in 2015. Since that super series, I have represented the US 20 times.”

Alycia’s first match with the team will be in the Ivy League clash away to Cornell on Saturday, September 21st.