Posts Tagged: Rugby

Kelter, Team USA beat Aussies in tournament final on home soil

October 6, 2019

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter powered Team USA to a gold medal after she pieced together three straight strong scoring games on the final day of a World Rugby Sevens series tournament in Glendale, California. The 28-year-old playmaker pumped in 27 of the team’s 74 total points, including nine in the championship game when the Americans… Read more »

Kelter leads USA 15s comeback win over Canada in Super Series

July 11, 2019

Alev Kelter of Eagle River danced around two defenders and sprinted untouched for 50 yards to score a try and spark the USA Women’s Eagles 15s rugby team to a 20-18 comeback victory over Canada at the Super Series in San Diego, California. The 28-year-old showcased strength and speed on the same play, first shaking… Read more »

Kelter earns promotion to USA Eagles 15s team for Super Series

June 29, 2019

Alev Kelter of Eagle River was called up with the U.S. Women’s National Team in 15s for the Super Series at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, California. The 28-year-old will be on the field when the Eagles take on an elite field that includes world No. 1 New Zealand and No. 2-ranked… Read more »

Kelter wins finals MVP, leads Team USA to gold in France

June 17, 2019

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter outscored New Zealand all by herself as she racked up finals MVP honors and led the U.S. women’s rugby sevens team to a 26-10 victory in a HSBC Sevens Series stop in Biarritz, France. With the win, the Americans clinched their first series title and secured a berth to the 2020… Read more »

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 »