Date Posted:04/26/2005,  11:00AM

Women's Rugby Players Chosen For Maine Select XV

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Four Bowdoin College women's rugby players have been selected to the First XV of the Maine Collegiate Women's Rugby Select Side. The players earned the honors after outstanding performances last weekend at the Maine Collegiate Rugby Tournament.

Margaret Griffith, Vanessa Vidal, Melissa Hayden and Sara Utzschneider all earned First XV honors, while Erika Nickerson, Aubrey Brick, Emily Skinner, Claudia Marroquin, Jocelyn Foulke, Kirstin Leitner and Daphne Leveriza were tabbed as Second XV choices.

The players will advance to play for the Maine team, coached by Bowdoin's Marybeth Mathews, and face other New England Select Side teams on May 8th at UMass-Amherst, as a selection vehicle for the New England U-23 Women's Select Side Rugby Team. That squad will go on to play territorial-level rugby and play an opener for the international men's match between USA and Wales this summer.