Stacy Bridges is a friend of ours , shes #2 coach at Dartmouth, we have some girls who would absolutely fit into her program, let me know if you would like to connect.
From: Stacey M. Bridges
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:42:04 PM
Subject: Dartmouth Women’s Rugby – Recruiting
My name is Stacey Bridges, Assistant Coach of the women’s rugby team at Dartmouth College. As a NCAA Varsity program, we have been given a number of recruiting spots for promising high school players whose admission to Dartmouth we can support. I am on a mission to expand our recruiting outreach and cast a much wider net – in an effort to provide this opportunity to as many young, talented players as we can!
This is where you come in: Are there rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors on your team who have the drive and the character to excel at Dartmouth, who you would recommend for our recruiting spots in the coming years? I would love to hear about them. They do not need to be 4.0 students – please point any student with what you believe to be a B average or higher our way. If they are within range, excellent. Often, they are much closer than they may think and those are the students we are trying to reach earlier so that they know what to strive for and are inspired to make DI rugby and an Ivy League institution a reality. This is far more attainable than many players and coaches realize, and we want to see rugby open these doors for more and more athletes.
We would be grateful if you could help put us in contact with these promising students. You can simply reply with the names and details (grade, position, contact info) of any player that you think has what it takes to play NCAA Division 1 Collegiate Rugby. You can also have your players contact us directly or they can submit our Dartmouth Rugby Recruiting Questionnaire. I’ve attached a helpful guide for players interested in our program that contains some pointers for navigating the NCAA recruiting rules.
Additionally, I am planning a summer recruiting tour and would like to see your team in action. Are there any major HS girls tournaments this summer that your team will be participating in?
I look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the future. Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding our program or the recruiting process.
Stacey Bridges | Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach
6083 Alumni Gym, 118 | Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
(603) 646-6987 | www.dartmouthsports.com
“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the HOURS, WEEKS, MONTHS, AND YEARS they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance is merely the demonstration of their CHAMPIONSHIP CHARACTER.”
A tough match yesterday but our girls certainly gave North-bay a lot to think about, and more opposition than they were expecting. A huge performance from the exiles and two well earned tries , the final score certainly does not represent accurately the flow of the game.
Some of the better educated rugby critics at the game were amazed at our ball handling, physicality, determination and rugby IQ, our second try came after a series of 27 phases which in international rugby would be noteworthy and quite unprecedented at our U19 level.
This was the Exiles first trip to the state finals and we very much hope to go back next year for a different result.
If any one could forward me some of the pictures of the team under the posts I would appreciate it, I have to write a piece for the local paper.
Finally, I understand that we have a venue and a date for an end of season celebration, others will be sending out that information later.
Karl and I thank you all for your support through the season and we look forward to seeing you at the party.
Sunday we face the girls from West Carol again. Make no mistake, they are hurting from last week, this will be a tough tough game .
We need everyone, and I mean everyone to come out to Shadygrove road to support our girls in this crucial game, we are 70 minutes away from the state final, it doesent get much bigger than this.
Spread the word, aunties, uncles, grandma, grandad, brothers, sisters, cousins neighbours, passersby, even the postman!! Get them all to come and support.
We need a huge crowd Sunday at 1pm to give the team every possible encouragement.
See you all there,
Karl and Hugh
MD Exiles U19 girls went un-beaten this weekend at the international tourno. The girls are improving with each game with stand out performances from just about everyone.
A big shout out to all our volunteers and supporters who again supported us with the provision of food , drink and transport, as we always say, its a big team effort and we can’t do it without everyone pitching in.
On to this weekend with our last regular season game before the playoffs, a vital game for us to win so that we get a good seeding.
See you all at Shadygrove road this sunday.
Best Hugh and Karl
Remember Coach valerie will be helping us tomorrow evening with a session on ‘creating order from confusion’ also while this is happening I will be holding individual conversations with all players to asses their development.
On that note
‘Great players are hungry for their coaches to tell them how they can improve. A thing that particularly sets them apart from the rest, is that they don’t wait for feedback, they seek it out. They ask questions & are deeply curious. They don’t let an ego get in the way of learning’
Be proud of our girls, 3rd best team at the tourno. Tough games yesterday but we perservered , worked and learned, great game today coming home for a nice donut return at 76-0, stand out performances from everyone on the team.
Also standout performances from everyone who came to support, everyone who drove and everyone who provided drinks, food, power snacks and clean kit.
Thanks to everyone for a true team performance, we’ll do it all again next weekend at the Exiles international festival. Girls, we’ll see you all at Shadygrove Tuesday.
Karl and Hugh
Ladies, points for this weekend
- Hydrate now and continuously
- take on board some protein and carbs
- bring whatever you need for any injuries and game time maintenance
- Bring lots of sunscreen
Surround yourself with positivity
Get more sleep
Find time to exercise
Drink more water
More random acts of kindness
Don’t respond to negativity
Dear Parents and responsible adults.
Please don’t be tardy when collecting your girls from practice or any other Exiles event.
While Karl and I give freely of our time it’s a challenge to wait arround 25 minutes after a practice session to have a player collected. We can’t and wont leave your girls alone at Shadygrove or anywhere else after a practice or game.
Please work with us on this.