Elite Women's Rugby

Glendale Merlins Rugby

Glendale’s Elite Women’s Rugby Team

The Elite Women’s team plays against the country’s top competition in USA Rugby’s Women’s Premier League. The Merlins consistently place at the top of the league, either winning or placing second four times since 2012. The Glendale roster routinely is dotted with women who represent the United States on the women’s national team. Whether at home at Infinity Park or playing for the country, women’s rugby in Denver is strong.

Womens' Premier League

Women's Premier League Runners-Up

2018, 2017, 2016 & 2012

Womens' Premier League

Women's Premier League Champions

2015 & 2014

Sportswomen Colorado

Team of the Year

SportsWomen of Colorado – 2015

USA Rugby

Women's Division I Runners-Up


Elite Women's Rugby Schedule

Women's Premier League 2018

Glendale Merlins Women at San Diego Surfers

22 - 31
Women's Premier League
 - San Diego, CA

Glendale Merlins Women at Oregon Sports Union

46 - 14
Women's Premier League
 - Portland, OR

Glendale Merlins Women vs Berkeley All Blues

48 - 21
Women's Premier League
 - Infinity Park Stadium

Glendale Merlins Women at Chicago North Shore

45 - 0
Women's Premier League
 - Chicago, IL

Glendale Merlins Women vs Lindenwood University

17 - 29
Elite Women Non-League
 - Infinity Park Stadium

Glendale Merlins Women vs San Diego Surfers

31 - 31
Women's Premier League
 - Infinity Park Stadium

Glendale Merlins Women vs Oregon Sports Union

62 - 19
Women's Premier League
 - Infinity Park Stadium

Glendale Merlins Women at Berkeley All Blues

24 - 14
Women's Premier League
 - Berkeley, CA

Glendale Merlins Women vs Chicago North Shore

85 - 12
Women's Premier League
 - Infinity Park Turf Field

WPL Semifinal: Glendale Merlins Women vs Twin Cities Amazons

30 - 5
Women's Premier League
 - Atlanta, GA

WPL Championship: Glendale Merlins Women vs San Diego Surfers

28 - 34
Women's Premier League
 - Atlanta, GA
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Elite Women's Rugby Standings

Women's Premier League 2018

WPL Blue Conference


WPL Blue Conference


WPL Red Conference


WPL Red Conference


Standings Key

  • Pos = Position in standings
  • P = Played
  • W = Win
  • L = Loss
  • T = Tie
  • PF = Points For
  • PA = Points Against
  • BP = Bonus Points
  • Pts = Overall Points

Scoring System

  • W = 4 Points
  • L = 0 Points
  • T = 2 Points
  • 4+ tries in one match = 1 bonus point
  • Loss by 7 points or less = 1 bonus point

Elite Women's Rugby News


Elite Women's Rugby Roster

Glendale Merlins Women's Players

Women’s Premier League Roster

Abigail LoucksForward5-10
Adekemi AdewunmiCenter, Flanker, Eight Man5-7
Alaina EnariEight Man-5-8
Alli HaleWing, Full back5-7
Amandine ChatelierFlanker5-5
Andrea PrusinskiWing, Center-5-9
Charley ThompsonFlanker, Lock5-9
Chinyere Isaac-HeslopFlanker, Hooker-5-4
Christen SudaCenter, Scrum half5-3
Colleen CribbsBack5-8
Courtney JessamyFull-back, Wing, Center-5-4
Danielle OrdwayWing, Center5-5
Denali GrahamWing, Center5-5
Francesca BellerCenter, Fullback, Scrum half5-3
Gabriella CantornaCenter, Fly half160
Hannah StolbaFly-half5-9
Hannah TennantFly half5-4
Jeanna BeardHooker5-7
Jessica DombrowskiFull-back, Wing-5-2
Joanna KitlinskiFlanker, Hooker5-7
Joanna McElroyLock5-10
Juliann TordonatoCenter5-8
Justine WypychFull-back, Wing5-4
Kelsie O’BrienScrum half-5-3
Kristine PetersonFlanker5-4
Lauren PanianLock5-10
Leann LamFly-half, Scrum-half-5-0
Madison SlaughtFull back5-5
Maya LearnedLock, Prop5-11
Melissa FinkelsteinLock, Prop5-9
Nichole WanamakerFull-back, Wing5-5
Rachel EhreckeFlanker5-8
Samantha LutherLock, Prop, Backrow5-10
Sarah ChobotProp-5-9
Shannon PacherHooker5-3
Suleima GarciaForward5-4
Susanna KitchenHooker, Prop-5-7
Therese PanianWing-5-4

Women’s Premier League Roster

Abigail LoucksForward
Adekemi AdewunmiCenter, Flanker, Eight Man
Alaina EnariEight Man
Alli HaleWing, Full back
Amandine ChatelierFlanker
Andrea PrusinskiWing, Center
Charley ThompsonFlanker, Lock
Chinyere Isaac-HeslopFlanker, Hooker
Christen SudaCenter, Scrum half
Colleen CribbsBack
Courtney JessamyFull-back, Wing, Center
Danielle OrdwayWing, Center
Denali GrahamWing, Center
Francesca BellerCenter, Fullback, Scrum half
Gabriella CantornaCenter, Fly half
Hannah StolbaFly-half
Hannah TennantFly half
Jeanna BeardHooker
Jessica DombrowskiFull-back, Wing
Joanna KitlinskiFlanker, Hooker
Joanna McElroyLock
Juliann TordonatoCenter
Justine WypychFull-back, Wing
Kelsie O’BrienScrum half
Kristine PetersonFlanker
Lauren PanianLock
Leann LamFly-half, Scrum-half
Madison SlaughtFull back
Maya LearnedLock, Prop
Melissa FinkelsteinLock, Prop
Nichole WanamakerFull-back, Wing
Rachel EhreckeFlanker
Samantha LutherLock, Prop, Backrow
Sarah ChobotProp
Shannon PacherHooker
Suleima GarciaForward
Susanna KitchenHooker, Prop
Therese PanianWing
Luke Gross

Luke Gross

WPL Head Coach

Jamie Burke

Jamie Burke

Women's Assistant Coach

Mose Timoteo

Mose Timoteo

Assistant Coach

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