Posts Tagged: Rugby

Kelter plays huge role as Team USA 7s wins historic 4th medal

May 12, 2019

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter was instrumental in helping the Team USA women’s sevens rugby team earn a bronze medal at the Canada Sevens event in Langford, British Columbia. The 28-year-old scored 30 of the team’s 106 points in six games as the Americans finished 5-1 and beat France 26-5 in the third-place game. The victory… Read more »

Kelter leads USA to bronze, named to Dream Team in Japan

April 21, 2019

Alev Kelter of Eagle River bulldozed her way to three conversions in the bronze-medal match on her way to leading the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series tournament in scoring and helping the U.S. women’s team secure a medal in Kitakyushu, Japan. Team USA rallied to beat France 36-12 in the third-place match to cap… Read more »

Kelter part of Team USA rugby team that places fourth in Dubai

November 30, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter was in the middle of the action for the Team USA women’s sevens rugby team that placed fourth at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With the effort, the Americans secured 14 points and third-place standing in qualifying with four tournaments left. The top four… Read more »

Kelter helps Team USA reach final, scores 500th career point

October 22, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter reached a major milestone and helped Team USA reach the finals at the first HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series tournament of the new season. The Eagles went 2-1 on Day 2 of competition to advance to the championship match against No. 1-ranked New Zealand, which beat the Americans 33-7 for… Read more »

Syrup joins Army rugby team despite never playing the sport

September 19, 2018

Even though Anchorage’s Rebecca Syrup had never touched a rugby ball prior to joining the women’s team at the United States Military Academy at West Point, her background in flag football helped make for a smooth transition. “I was able to pick up the rules of rugby pretty easily,” she told me. “Also, there might… Read more »

Kelter returns to scoring column, leads Team USA in France

June 10, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter cashed in on a pair of conversions and finished with four points to help the Team USA women’s 7s rugby team beat Fiji 28-7 in the fifth-place game of the Paris Cup in France. The Eagles finished 4-2 in the two-day tournament and salvaged a solid showing with back-to-back victories following… Read more »

Kelter has 11-game scoring streak snapped in loss at Paris Cup

June 8, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter saw her 11-game scoring streak snapped as the Team USA women’s 7s rugby team dropped a 14-5 decision to France in the final Pool C game at the Paris Cup. The loss dropped the Americans to 2-1 in pool play and they will next play Canada in the tournament quarterfinals. Kelter,… Read more »

Kelter’s scoring helps USA to Challenger Trophy win in Japan

April 23, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter came up clutch in the closing moments of the Challenger Trophy match to help the USA women’s Eagles outlast Ireland 24-19 in overtime at a World Rugby Sevens Series stop in Japan. Her 5-point try in the closing moments looked to be the winning margin as the Americans took a 19-14… Read more »

Kelter keys Team USA’s upset over world champ New Zealand

December 1, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter converted the winning conversion with no time on the clock as the U.S. women’s national rugby sevens team pulled off a massive upset of five-time defending world champion New Zealand 14-12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With her team trailing 12-7 with no time remaining, American Kelsi Stockart slipped past the… Read more »

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 »