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02/24/23 — Host Site Selected Cottage Grove, WI

The Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex is one of the Midwest’s premier rugby venues featuring 2 high quality grass pitches and a world class clubhouse with 4 locker rooms, event space and functional bar and kitchen.

Hamilton Rosters Released

05/12/23 Hamilton has released the traveling roster that will compete for a national title. Thirty-two players will be heading to Cottage Grove to help

Traveling RosterTraveling Injured Players
Beatty, Grace
Dieman, Caitlyn
Farrell, Grace
Friedrich, Kenzie
George, Olivia
Gouin, Katelyn
Hotchkiss, Hadley
Houts, Grace
Kremel, Madalyn
Krez, Payton
Lassiter, Natalie
Leitzke, Mia
Lykins, Brooke
Martinez, Rosa
McKennon, Kaylee
Meneses, Haley
Niebler, Izzy
Petroff, Claire
Popanz, Ally
Rank, Meghan
Ruedinger, Ronny
Schoenwetter, Eli
Sereno, Scarlet
Smolik, Paige
Strelow, Grace (C)
Torres, Camille
Torres, Jasia
Zellner, Lilly
Desai, Maya (c)
Hauser, Luci
Kremel, Sarah
Rank, Rachel (c)

2023 Nationals Squad

Chargers Qualify as D1, Ranked 3rd

05/16/22 Following the conclusion of spring 15s seasons throughout the nation, the National High School Rugby committee determined that Hamilton rugby is one of the premier teams at the tournament and will participate in the division one bracket. They will join Catholic Memorial and Divine Savior Holy Angels as three Wisconsin teams that will be represented in the top bracket featuring nine teams. During the regular season last fall, Hamilton defeated CMH 53-7 and narrowly lost to DSHA in the state finals, 36-26. Hamilton’s 26-points was the most points scored by a single-school team against DSHA in the 2022 calendar year. Hamilton was the only team from Wisconsin to score a try against DSHA in the 2022 15s season. Hamilton will be looking to prevent DSHA from winning their third-straight national championship.

First Game Scheduled: Columbia Central (TN)

05/17/22 Hamilton will open the tournament against Columbia Central (TN) on Saturday (5/20) at 10:15am. Columbia Central was the team the Chargers defated (24-14) in the 6th place game at the 2022 National Tournament in Ohio. The game will be played in two 22.5 minute halves on the West Pitch. The Chargers will play again at 2:30pm against either Rocky Mountain (ID) or Orchard Park (NY). If Hamilton wins both games, they will play in the national championship on Sunday at 12:30pm. Losing either game will put them in a different bracket to play for seeds 3-8. Check out Hamilton’s performance last season in the 6th place game against Columbia by clicking here and skipping to the 1:28:00 mark.

JV Game Scheduled: City Honors (NY)

05/17/22 Coach Amanda “Snooki” Huber and at least seven Hamilton players will join other players and coaches from Wisconsin to play a JV side from City Honors RFC, a team out of Buffalo, New York. The game will be held Sunday at 8:30a on the West Field.



Pre-trip bonding at Sussex Bowl

Kaylee with the first knock on of the weekend!

Rachel out here punishing the gutters.

Rachel’s First Toss of the Day. All flair and no finish!
The “IR All-Stars” trying to perfect “the ramp”

Camera shy!

The ladies get their scavenger hunt list for the weekend.

Bowling Night Champs!

(from left to right) Eli, Grace B., Scarlet, Caitlyn, Claire won with a team average of 94!



Two-Time U.S. Olympian Ilona Maher sent Hamilton some words of encouragement heading into the big weekend!

Getting Ready to head out!

Passing time…

Arriving at Cottage Grove for a team practice.

Running lines to get our hands ready.
Practicing kicking defensively.
Putting it all together.

What Era of Hamilton Rugby Was the Best?

Interview with Captains at Practice

Interview with Coaches at Practice

Checking in with the tournament.

Heading back to the hotel.

Getting sorted at the hotel.

Alumni putting together the jerseys for the jersey ceremony.

Dinner by Olive Garden!

Jersey ceremony

Captains presented each player with the jersey featuring the number they will wear on Saturday.

National anthem performed for the opening of the talent show by Luci as Ronald Reagan.

The Talent Show

Judges Deliberating…

The Champions!

Team picture in the hotel after getting pranked by the coaches.

10:30 Curfew. Room Checks!



Just waking up!

Final team meeting before heading out!

Arrived and setting up camp!

Alumni here to support.

Game Time 10:15 (West Field) vs. Columbia Central


Pre-game Warm-ups

Alumni cheering us on at halftime.

Hamilton drops first game 5-22. Haley Meneses scored Hamilton’s only try. They’ll play Orchard Park, NY at 2:30pm on the West Field.

Pre-game meeting before our second game.

Hamilton wins their second game 29-0. Paige Smolik scores the first hat trick in Hamilton history at nationals. Last year, Smolik scored the first try at nationals in Hamilton history. She also leads Hamilton with five career tries at nationals. Jasia Torres and Madalyn Kremel both scored tries in the game. Meghan Rank converted two kicks.

Late night games of Werewolf…Niz and Loki are the werewolves.

Final room check of the weekend.

Door decorating competition!

Door decorating contest winners!


Change in the schedule. We will have developmental players on the west field at 9:45am. Hamilton will play for the 5th place at the east field at 9:45am. The 5th place game is streaming on therugbynetwork.com

Breakfast & Team Meeting Before Heading to the Pitch.

Hamilton was defeated 21-47 and finished 6th at nationals. Jasia Torres had two tries, Meghan Rank had a try and made all three of her conversions. The developmental side got a 1-point win over DSHA JV.

Thanks to all the people who helped us this weekend and came out to cheer us on!

Congrats to our seniors playing their last 15s game with the club!

Thanks to the best coaches in the country!

That’s it from Cottage Grove!

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