Kelter named to Team USA’s Women’s Rugby World Cup team

July 17, 2017

Alev Ketler rugby

Alev Kelter

As one of the best rugby players in the country, Eagle River’s Alev Kelter was a natural choice to join Team USA for next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup.

The 26-year-old was one of 28 Americans named to the team that will travel to Ireland and face defending champions England, Italy and Spain in Pool C.

Kelter, of Chugiak High fame, is a powerful runner and arguably the most consistent scoring option for Team USA.

The 5-foot-6 bruiser led the Eagles Sevens in scoring last season with 79 points and she led Team USA in scoring at the Olympics.

This is only her third year of playing rugby after a college soccer and hockey career at the University of Wisconsin.