LauraBen Moore ’14 helps USA rugby to cup finals
Rising senior will play for the gold medal on Sunday at noon
July 23: LauraBen Moore and the US Women's Under-20 Rugby team earned silver medals at the Nations Cup. They lost in the finals to Canada, 27-3.
LauraBen Moore ’14 of the Judges’ Women’s Rugby Club has earned a starting role on the USA Rugby Women’s Junior All-Americans (WJAA) team at the 2013 Under-20 Nations Cup. She will be playing for a gold medal against Canada at noon (EDT) on Sunday, July 21, in England.
Moore made her first start in the USA’s 27-17 upset of home team England, playing the entire game. She played twice earlier in the tournament, coming in as a substitute for 10 minutes in the WJAA’s opening 25-15 loss to Canada and for 60 minutes in their 44-5 rout of South Africa.
She is the only collegiate player on the WJAA’s U-20 team from a Division III institution.
Moore is in only her second year of playing competitive rugby. She qualified for the WJAA’s at a March training camp in Herndon, Va. At Brandeis, Moore is a double major in studio art and anthropology with a 4.0 grade-point average. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. Moore is also a community adviser and has served as the rugby club’s top recruiter and publicist.
Moore and the WJAAs will face their rivals Canada in a rematch of a 25-15 decision in the opening match for both teams. The event can be followed at usarugby.org or by following their twitter feed at @aarugby.
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