ROXBURY, NJ - The Morris Lady Lions, a rugby team that includes three players from Roxbury, competed in the USA Rugby High School National Championships in Elkhart, IN last week.
Roxbury’s Jessica Nagie, Kelsey Joyce and Alie Ramage were starters for the team, which arrived in Elkhart seeded 6th out of the eight top teams from across the country in Division I. After falling in their first game to Fallbrook, a California team that who finished the tournament in second, the Lady Lions beat Hopkins, from Minnestota, and Pleasanton, from California, to finish the tournament in 5th place.
Nagie, a graduating senior and captain of the team, is heading to the University of Wyoming next year to study chemical engineering and continue playing rugby. Joyce, also a senior, will be attending Endicott College to study occupational therapy and will bring her rugby skills to its growing team. Ramage, a junior, has been named captain of next year’s Morris squad and is already getting looks from the likes of Clemson, UVa, and Dartmouth.