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Abby Higgins

Occupation: Marketing Coordinator

Years playing rugby: 10 

Positions played: Fly half, everything else in the back line

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Madagascar, because I love Lemurs.

Favorite Jazz memory: I could never choose just one! I love all the road trips and new adventures we have :)

What is your biggest goal right now (in life or rugby?) To make it to Nationals this year. 

Favorite quote: "Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday." - Dale Carnegie


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Brenna Thiessen

Occupation: Contract Specialist

Years playing rugby: 16 

Positions played: Utility forward

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Lake Tahoe. I grew up close by and always loved spending time there.

Favorite Jazz memory? My first time at Nationals with the team

What is the strangest talent you have? Raising lots of kids.

Rugby nickname: "Mom." See previous question. 

What is your biggest goal right now (in life or rugby?) To keep playing rugby forever. 

 

 


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Sarah Monson

Occupation: Professional Couch Potato (due to injury.)

Years playing rugby: 2

Position: Wing

Strangest talent: I can play the piano blindfolded.

Favorite joke: Why did the toilet paper not cross the road? Because it got stuck in a crack...

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Madagascar! Have you seen the weird trees that grow there?!

Favorite Jazz memory? My first winefest watching a teammate fall over a random chair and then walk into a glass door. 

 

 


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Becker

Occupation: Server

Years playing rugby: 5

Positions played: Primarily Flanker. Also: scrum half, fly half, center, fullback, wing, 8-man

If you could spend a day in the life of another teammate, who would it be and why? Chloe Jex, because she's such a strong player and everyone looks at her when we play.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Anywhere and everywhere, because there's so much to see.

What is the funniest thing that happened to you recently? I was running inside from my girlfriend's car and I slipped and caught myself but I looked back to see if my girlfriend saw and then ran inside thinking I was in the clear. But she facetimed me just to let me know that she did, in fact, see me almost eat concrete.


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Angela Henrich

Occupation: Education, Non-profit

Years playing rugby: 5

Positions played: Prop and lock

If you could spend a day in the life of another teammate, who would it be and why? Probs Chey because she is a chef which is cool and I would like to be able to cook better than I can now. Plus she has three adorable dogs.

Favorite quote: "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours" - Henry David Thoreau

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?Kenya or Tanzania because of the wildlife. Greece because of the culture and mythology.

 

 


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Alex Zupan

Occupation: Bartender

Years playing rugby: 9

Positions played: Wing, Scrum Half, Fullback, Centers

If you could spend a day in the life of another teammate, who would it be and why? Abby Higgins, to see what it is like to be so positive and cheerful all the time.

Favorite Jazz memory: Playing Boulder with 14 players at regionals in the championship game and winning two years ago to make it to Nationals.

Strangest talent: Sleeping standing up.

Favorite quote: "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." -Edmund Hillary

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Ireland

 

 

 


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Amanda Peterman

Occupation: Marriage and Family Therapist

Years playing rugby: 1

Position: Hooker

Favorite quote: "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." -Lucille Ball

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Norway because my mom's side of the family is Norwegian and I've always wanted to explore Norway and my ancestry.

Favorite Jazz memory: Being out with the team at Nash Bash. There are too many fun moments to list but having fun with the team on and off the pitch is my favorite.


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Jennifer Page

Years playing rugby: 15+

Positions played: Scrum Half, Wing, Center

Favorite quote: "You deserve nothing but what you earn."

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Africa to see all of the animals or Samoa to see it in person and not just in pictures.

Favorite Jazz memory: My first practice joining the team...intimidating and exciting all at the same time!


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Lauren Kuklenski

 

Occupation: Field Liability Adjuster

Years playing rugby: 3

Positions played: Inside Center and Lock

If you could spend a day in the life of another teammate, who would it be and why? Oli Davies. So I could try out being a fire fighter, but mostly so I could have really nice arm muscles.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Antarctica, because i want to travel to every continent before I’m 40.

Favorite Jazz memory: Winning the NOLA tournament on the horribly muddy field.

Strangest talent: I can touch my tongue to my nose.

 


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Jaime Diaz

Occupation: Pharmaceutical Research

Years playing rugby: 4

Position: Flanker

If you could spend a day in the life of another teammate, who would it be and why? Amanda Peterman because that woman knows how to have everything in life - she opened her own private practice and is a wife, mom, homeowner, boxer, rugger. I'm exhausted just listing it all. :)

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Iceland. Finland. Germany. Amsterdam. Belgium. Basically every country in Europe, especially Scandinavia

What is your biggest goal right now (in life or rugby?) In rugby: improve my tackling, especially in open play. In life: continue traveling to new places as often as possible. Become financially independent so I can retire in my 40s.


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Julia Buescher

Occupation: Sports Management

Years playing rugby: 6

Positions played: 8-man, Lock, Flanker, Center, Wing, Fullback

If you could spend a day in the life of another teammate, who would it be and why? Lauren, she has two giant Great Danes. I want to cuddle with them.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would go back to New Zealand, the footy there is insane and so is the culture.

Strangest talent: I can make myself sneeze on command.

Favorite Jazz memory: winning regionals in 2015

What is your biggest goal right now (in life or rugby?) To get named as a USA Eagle.