Furies Seeking Backs Coach for ’17-’18 Season

The Washington Women’s Rugby Football Club, the DC Furies, are seeking to fill a backs-specific coaching position for the upcoming season.

Required Experience

  • Rugby 15s or 7s experience
  • High-level coaching experience of men’s or women’s clubs
  • High levels of organization, motivation, planning, and delegation

Preferred Experience

  • Position or skill-set specific expertise (e.g. back three expertise, defensive coordination, etc)
  • Experience coaching players at varying ability levels within the same club
  • Experience working with other members of a coaching staff

The Furies field competitive teams in both the Women’s Premier League (WPL) and Division II. We are seeking to fill a coaching spot with a focus on the back line at either level. Our coaching staff currently consists of a head coach, a D2 head/forwards coach, WPL forwards coach, D2 assistant coach, and a backs coach. This position is for an additional backs coach to work with either the WPL or D2 side while the current backs coach focuses on the other side.  The Coach will also work alongside both WPL Captains, both D2 Captains and the Executive Board at large. Coaches are responsible for communicating and executing the game plan, working with the selections committee (coaches, captains, rotating ad hoc), the rest of the coaching staff, developing players, and helping to foster a growth-oriented and inclusive team spirit and culture.

Interested parties please e-mail Coaching Committee Chair, Kerri Mulcahy at mulcahy.kerri@gmail.com with Club President, Hana Passen cc’ed at president@dcfuries.com

D2 heads to MAC playoffs!

In spite of unforeseen trouble and lineup changes on the fly, this happy D2 side took it to James River and won!

With a 57-0 win over James River on April 8th and James River’s subsequent loss to Harrisburg, Furies D2 is heading to playoffs!

For the first time in history, the Furies will be competing in the Mid-Atlantic Division 2 playoffs, taking on #1 Harrisburg in Virginia Beach Saturday afternoon. At the same time, Severn River (#2) and Brandywine (#3) will face off to determine who the winner will meet in the final on Sunday.

The Furies have been gaining momentum all spring, training hard physically and mentally for what will be a rematch of D2’s last matrix match of the fall.

Here’s the starting lineup:

  1. Brooke
  2. Abbie
  3. Alisha
  4. Shannon
  5. Nora
  6. Amanda
  7. Patty
  8. Savage
  9. Briley
  10. MC
  11. Val B
  12. Erin
  13. Lauran
  14. Raven
  15. Muck

Kickoff: 1 p.m., Saturday March 29
Location: Princess Anne Athletic Complex 4001 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Can’t make it? Follow the game live on Twitter: @dcfuries

Final Matrix Match for D2!

D2 is headed to Richmond, VA for their final matrix match of the season against James River this weekend! The outcome will determine who will be going to playoffs at the end of April. WPL has a bye weekend, but two games the following weekends against Penn State and Beantown, respectively.

Last weekend, the Furies hosted the 37th annual Ruggerfest with 40+ teams. The tournament was a huge success and everyone had a blast. Not only was the tournament run exceptionally well, but both sides came home with hardware! D2 took third in the Club Open Bracket and WPL came in second place in the Premier Bracket!!

Keeping up with the same intensity levels and cohesion from the tournament, the Furies worked on coming up together and aggressively on defense, getting lower in tackles, and developing line out plays at practice this week.

The starting lineup for D2:

  1. Brooke
  2. Juliana
  3. Alisha
  4. Molly
  5. Shannon
  6. Amanda
  7. Patty
  8. Mia
  9. Briley
  10. MC
  11. Saleiha
  12. EOR
  13. Lauran
  14. Muck
  15. Emily G.

Kickoff: 12:00 PM

Location: Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Ln, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

8996 Pole Green Park Ln, Mechanicsville, VA 23116, USA

Can’t make it to the game? Follow the game live on Twitter: @DCFuries

WPL and D2 on the Road


WPL and D2 are both on the road this Saturday! WPL is kicking off the spring season with a friendly against Raleigh in North Carolina. D2 is travelling to Delaware (avoiding the snow) to play against White Horse for their second game of the season.

Last weekend in the balmy 20 degree, high wind weather, D2 beat Towson 36-15. All of the rookies played amazingly well from Sami’s dive tackle to prevent a Towson score to Kirk’s first try ever in the very last minute of the game!

During practice this week, the Furies worked on getting low in tackles, coming up together on defense, and improving catching off kicks for their games this weekend. Hopefully the weather will be a little warmer for both teams to display their refined skills this weekend!

The starting lineup for D2:

  1.   Courtney
  2.   Juliana
  3.   Kat
  4.   Molly
  5.   Brooke
  6.   Amanda
  7.   Arielle
  8.   Amirah
  9.   Shannon
  10.   EOR
  11.   Sami
  12.   Biddle
  13.   Raven
  14.   Mia
  15.   Val B.

Kickoff: 10:30 AM

Location: 31768 Legion Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966

31768 Legion Rd, Millsboro, DE 19966, USA

The starting lineup for WPL:

  1.   Joc
  2.   Mikey
  3.   Meg
  4.   Kerri
  5.   Nora
  6.   Ploeg
  7.   Patty
  8.   Maggie
  9.   Gussie
  10.   Karo
  11.   Leni
  12.   Sharifa
  13.   Lauran
  14.   Saleiha
  15.   Emily G.

Kickoff: 2:00 PM

Location: Poole Rd Rugby Complex, 7417 Poole Road, Raleigh, NC 27610

7417 Poole Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610, USA

Can’t make it to either game? Follow the game live on Twitter: @DCFuries

D2 takes on Towson University

Photo courtesy of Kristian Whipple

This Saturday, D2 is kicking off the spring season with a friendly against Towson University!

The teams will battle it out over four 20-minute periods, giving every Fury plenty of playing time, whether they’re a rookie putting on the blue and gold for the first time or a vet trying out new positions.

Rookies Juliana Llop, Erica “Muck” Makar, Lauren “Kirk” Kirkland, Sami Topolski Meyerhoff and Tayler Tucker will take the field alongside a seasoned lineup of Fury veterans for what is sure to be a fun and exciting match.

Here’s the starting lineup:

  1. Courtney Stover
  2. Juliana Llop
  3. Kat Contreras
  4. Brooke Branson
  5. Anna Savage
  6. Amanda Bauer
  7. Mia Kennedy-Smith
  8. Emily Robinson
  9. Briley Acker
  10. MC Matta
  11. Saleiha Mayer-Marks
  12. Shannon McGuire
  13. Erin “EOR” O’Reilly
  14. Raven Moore
  15. Erica “Muck” Makar

Kickoff: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Burdick Field, Towson, MD 21204

While technically an away match, Towson is just a hop up 95, so we hope to see you there!

Can’t make it? Follow the game live on Twitter: @DCFuries