Category: Women

Open Position – Monmouth Women’s Head Coach

Please see attached job description for the open position for Monmouth Women’s Head Coach.  If interested, please send your rugby and coaching background, relevant certifications, and contact information to both our captain Diana Valencia and our Vice President Alex Rumsey  The Renegades are coming off an undefeated regular season and are currently ranked in the Division I Top 25 nationally so this is a great opportunity for any interested candidates!
Job Title: Monmouth Women’s Head Coach
Job Summary: The women’s head coach is responsible for the success of the women’s 15s program. He/she will coordinate with the volunteer assistant coaches and team leadership to ensure a successful season both on and off the field. The coach must be able to pass on their rugby knowledge and exhibit their passion for the game.
The Team: Monmouth Women are a nationally ranked Division I team that went undefeated in the Fall of 2016 season and finished top 11 in the country for the 2016-17 year. We are currently ranked #1 in the Empire GU and hold the top seed in the Northeast. The squad is made up of players with experience ranging from one season to 10+ years. Our goals for the 2017-18 year are to have a winning fall season, elevate our performances to a higher level of play, and advance further into the national championship this season. 

Renegades Vs. Morris Vs. Mother Nature

While most people were huddled in the warmth during last Saturday’s horrible weather, the Renegades took the pitch against the Morris Women’s Rugby team. The Morris women showed up in their pink flamingo socks in strong support of breast cancer awareness month and were ready to give the Monmouth Women a tough fight.  Right from kickoff, the weather had a strong effect on the game. The wind was blowing strong, making kicks to relieve pressure inside the 22 and kicks for touch extremely hard to execut, and knock ons were haunting both sides.  After about 20 minutes of back and forth play the Monmouth women were able to swing it wide to the backs who sent it all the way down the line allowing winger Zimmi to go for a little run.  Stitch was there for support when she came down inside the 5 and scored on the outside for the first try of the game.
The forwards continued to keep up the pressure on rucks and scrums and the Monmouth defense stayed strong throughout the first half. Nicole Carroll managed to sneak in a try between the posts with a few minutes left in the half making the halftime score 12-0 Monmouth. The game went on in a similar seemingly slow manner with many penalties on both sides during the second half. However, Kathryn Hussey did manage to have the most ‘textbook’ tackle of the second half when she laid out a member of the Morris women’s back line; the crowd on the sideline let out a “Ooooooh!!.” The Renegades put two more tries over the line – both scored by Taryn Sievers and called it a day. Everyone who played and spectated Saturday deserved a cold beer for coming out to weather the storm but in reality probably just wanted a steaming cup of hot chocolate.
 The Renegades have the next two weekends off and will then travel out to Danbury, Connecticut on November 12th.
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Monmouth Renegades Add to Their Winning Record

Monmouth Renegades Add to Their Winning Record
The Monmouth Women traveled up to Denville to face Morris last weekend.  Right from kick off the Renegades dominated play keeping possession of the ball and capitalizing on errors made by the Morris women.  11 minutes into the first half Kate Kelly ran one in for the first try of the match. The women were looking for a big improvement from their opening week and that’s what they got.  All the players were skillfully catching, passing and rucking – and this led to the women simply outplaying their opponents. Going into the second half the score stood at 29-6 Monmouth.
The play of the game however, goes to the forward pack for a textbook maul off an offensive lineout.  The Monmouth women threw the ball in about 15 meters out of the try zone and the forwards easily pushed the Morris forwards 15 meters backwards into the try zone to touch the ball down. Even Lil the ref commented on how the Monmouth women are ‘bringing back the maul.’
The final score of the game was 63-12 Monmouth.  This Saturday the Renegades have a bye; they will take the field again October 1st, home vs. Danbury.
Tries- Kate Kelly (2), Taryn (2), Becca Moose, Colleen Dwyer (2), Miranda, Amanda, Nicole, Kat Hussey Conversions – Stitch (4)
Please come cheer us on in our HOME OPENER, Saturday October 1st at Thompson Park in Lincroft NJ. 

Renegades Take Season Opener!

The Renegades kicked off their season last weekend against Brooklyn on an unusually hot day at Randall’s Island. The game got off to a sloppy start with multiple knock ons from both sides putting the forwards through some tough work. However the women managed to keep the ball in Brooklyn’s half of the field by consistently winning most offensive and defensive scums.
Becca Moose scored early on and the Renegades maintained a tight lead throughout the first half. The second half still proved to be a battle, but the Renegades held on and started to put some plays together including a ‘textbook’ try starting in the forwards and moving through the hands of the back line to give Zimmi a chance on the outside. As the game went on, the heat took a toll on both sides and the Renegades had to call upon their rookies to help the women secure their first win. The Renegades were happy to walk away with their 34-24 but have plenty to work on and are excited to take the field again this weekend away at Morristown.
Tries by-  Becca Moose 12:03, Kelsey 15:58, Taryn 29:00, Alex 37:00 Taryn 52:57 and Zimmi at 61:04. Stitch- 2 conversions
Saturday’s Game- 11:30am Pocono Road Field, 18 Pocono Rd, Denville NJ

2016 Renegades Fall Preview

Renegades Fall Preview
The Monmouth Women are looking to build on their successful summer sevens run this fall. This season they will take on more local clubs in a hybrid D1/D2 league and play NERFU teams in the spring for playoffs. The Renegades head into this season with the goal of coming out on top and being able to compete for the D1 or D2 championships in the spring. Led by returning captain Diana Valencia, the women will battle it out over the next few months with Morris, Brooklyn, Village Lions, and Danbury.

The Renegades would like to welcome the coaching assistance of Jeff Kaltenbach and Amber Fischer! These additions to the coaching staff have been very positive overall. As ex-Monmouth players, Jeff and Amber know what the women are looking to achieve and are working collaboratively with Head Coach Michael Ross to ensure a successful season.

The women kick off this Saturday against Brooklyn on Randall’s Island at noon. Come out and support us as we begin our long journey to the top! If you can’t make it out there, mark your calendars for their first home match, Saturday October 1st vs. Danbury!


Full Schedule Here:

Women’s Schedule