Posts Tagged: Rugby

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 »

Kelter scores for Team USA, makes rugby history at Olympics

August 6, 2016

Alev Kelter of Eagle River made Olympic history on Saturday. With rugby back at the Olympics for the first time since 1924, Kelter became the first American to convert a scoring try at the Summer Games in 92 years. It’s also the first time women’s rugby has been played at the Olympics. Kelter, of Chugiak… Read more »

Heun scores twice, Army 7s rugby wins CRC Bowl Championship

June 10, 2016

Palmer’s Luke Heun played a pivotal role in helping the Army West Point sevens rugby team capture the USA Sevens CRC Bowl Championship in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Black Knights beat Maryland 10-0 in the title match that was televised nationally by NBC Sports to cap a perfect 3-0 showing Sunday after going 1-2 in Saturday’s… Read more »

Army’s Heun among top scorers for Black Knights rugby

April 27, 2016

Junior Luke Heun of Palmer is among the top scorers for the Army West Point rugby team. The 5-foot-11 winger is tied for third with 25 points on the Black Knights [9-5]. Last month Heun scored three times in a 56-5 victory over Dartmouth, becoming just the fifth Cadet to score three tries. The Alaskan… Read more »