Posts Tagged: Rugby

Kelter shines in bronze-medal loss at Women’s Rugby World Cup

August 26, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter led Team USA in scoring and showed off impressive wheels during a 31-23 loss to France in the third-place game at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. The starting center collected 13 points, 8 tackles and 13 passes in 80 minutes. She also gained 105 meters with the ball, including… Read more »

Kelter, Team USA rugby advance to semifinals of World Cup

August 17, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter helped the United States do something it hasn’t done since 1998. The Americans reached the semifinals of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland after finishing second in Pool B play to snag the fourth and final berth to the medal round. They advanced despite a 47-26 loss to world champion… Read more »

Kelter ranks 5th at rugby World Cup in scoring conversions

August 13, 2017

Back in the starting lineup, Eagle River’s Alev Kelter found herself back in the end zone several times in Team USA’s second game at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin, Ireland. She scored three 2-point conversions in a 43-0 victory over Spain in Pool B play, helping the Eagles improve to 2-0 in the… Read more »

Kelter scores as Team USA beats Italy in World Cup opener

August 9, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter made sure Team USA was victorious in its first match at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin, Ireland. The 26-year-old came off the bench to score in a 24-12 victory over Italy in Pool B play. Kelter, of Chugiak High fame, was inserted into the game as a substitute in… Read more »

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

July 17, 2017

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… Read more »

Kelter leads USA Eagles rugby 7s into quarterfinals in France

June 24, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter saw significant playing time in all three rugby games for the USA women’s Eagles as they clinched a spot in the quarterfinals at a HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The Americans beat Ireland and Japan before falling to reigning Olympic silver medalist New Zealand in a 19-14… Read more »

Rugby arms Heun with life lessons for next chapter in Army

November 4, 2016

Playing rugby for Army West Point hasn’t just helped Luke Heun of Palmer become a better athlete, the experience has prepared him to be a better solider when he walks off the field. Strategy, teamwork, toughness, persistence are life lessons he will take with him on to his next chapter in the Army. “Many of… Read more »

Although she’s in Colorado, Clifford feels the love from Alaska

October 11, 2016

Six weeks after a vicious vehicle accident left her with major spinal cord injuries, Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River in working hard in physical training to get back to life. Once an athlete, always an athlete, and her drive, discipline and desire that made her special on the athletic field is showing up when she… Read more »

Clifford continues to make slow strides in long road to recovery

August 31, 2016

A week ago, Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River needed a machine to help her breathe. Thankfully now she’s able to do that on her own. The 25-year-old Alaska athlete continues to make slow strides in her recovery after fracturing her vertebrae in a violent vehicle crash last week while on vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii. Clifford,… Read more »

Former Chugiak star Clifford injured in accident in Hawaii

August 24, 2016

With an awesome athletic resume that has stretched a decade and included a stint on this year’s Team USA women’s rugby team, Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River had an aura of invincibility. But even our strongest people are vulnerable to accidents. Clifford, 25, was involved in a violent vehicle accident over the weekend in Hawaii… Read more »