More updates to news from last week - Thomas, Wypych Play DC All-"Star" Match - to share with the WRFU community.
In addition to current Wisconsin Women's players Sarah Thomas and Justine Wypych on the Stars' DC travel roster, UW-Milwaukee's Erika Winner also played for the Stars against the Capitol Selects.
An alumna of the Wauwatosa girls team in Wisconsin's high school girls league, Winner plays No. 8 for the UW-Milwaukee Panthers and also has represented the state on the Wisconsin Under-23 All-Stars.
The Stars lost 55-24 after a strong first half, including two tries by Wypych. However, the mixed roster of veterans and developmental players put on a good showing on the road and earned a viewing from USA Rugby scouts as well.
Wisconsin's three Stars (pictured, Winner (L), Thomas, Wypych (R)) also braved a field in DC surrounded by mountains of plowed snow thanks the region's recent blizzard.
Former Wisconsin men's collegiate all-star Joe Lippert coached the Stars as well.
Lippert is an UW-Eau Claire alumnus who coached the Wisconsin Rugby Club to a 2013 USA Rugby national title and currently coaches Palmer Rugby in Davenport, Iowa.
Rugby Today shared a more detailed recap of both the women's and men's matches out in DC.
Look for more updates from Wisconsin players traveling with the Stars 7s program heading to the upcoming Vegas Invitational.