LauraBen Moore ’14 helps USA rugby to cup finals

Rising senior will play for the gold medal on Sunday at noon

LauraBen Moore ’14 of the Judges’ women’s rugby club.


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 or by following their twitter feed at @aarugby.

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